Staubbach Falls

Vacation Travel Guide
Lauterbrunnen featuring farmland and a cascade

Take in the natural beauty of Switzerland’s third-highest waterfall from a distance in winter or hike closer during the warmer months to feel its misty spray.

Towering over the picturesque town of Lauterbrunnen in the Bernese Highlands of the Swiss Alps, Staubbach Falls adds a sense of wonder to an already stunning landscape. Visible from many vantage points and easily reached, the falls are one of the most photographed features of the Lauterbrunnen Valley.

Enjoy the many different views of the Staubbach Falls that you will get when you make your way through the picture-perfect glacier-carved scenery of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. One such famous view is the traditional Swiss architecture and whitewashed church of Lauterbrunnen village in the foreground, with the mighty falls towering in the background.

Walk through the village and to the falls to hear its thunder and feel its spray. The falls tumble from a staggering height of 974 feet (297 meters), with much of the drop being freefall rather than flowing over rocks. Notice how this long freefall creates a fine mist and droplets which have inspired the “Staub,” which means dust, part of the waterfalls’ name.

Look for the sheep that graze happily in the fields at the base of the falls. The moisture from the falls provides plenty of lush grass for the animals to dine on. Walk to the small but interesting cemetery close to the base of the falls for a different perspective.

Put on your raincoat and walking shoes to follow the path to the upper section of the falls. Glance out over the valley and the thundering falls next to you as you make your way up. The rocks are constantly wet from the spray from the waterfall, so take care on the often slippery surface toward the top. Head to the end of the path to almost behind the falls for yet another good vantage point for pictures.

The Staubbach Falls are easily reached by foot from the center of Lauterbrunnen. There is a small car park nearby. Entry to the falls is free. Note that the path up to the falls is only open in warmer months due to safety concerns in icy conditions. Many accommodations in Lauterbrunnen also have great views of the falls, providing a great excuse to linger a while longer.

Top Hotels Close to Staubbach Falls

Hotel Oberland
Hotel Oberland
2 out of 5
Fuhren, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$4,073 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 10
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Valley Museum Lauterbrunnen and Lauterbrunnen Cable Car. Staubbach Falls and Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (161 reviews)
"Gorgeous view from the hotel room, convenient location, friendly staff and very reasonable price. Everything is perfect and I would come back to stay here next time when visit Lauterbrunnen."

Reviewed on 2021/10/17

Hotel Oberland
Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn
3 out of 5
Bir Zuben 465, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$5,731 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 18
Located near the slopes, this Lauterbrunnen hotel is in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of Lauterbrunnen Cable Car and Staubbach Falls, and close to winter ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (336 reviews)
"Excellent breakfast, spacious rooms, good balcony view"

Reviewed on 2021/10/4

Hotel Silberhorn
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
3 out of 5
Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, BE
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The price is NT$6,400 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 14
Located near the slopes, this Wengen hotel is in the mountains and within a 5-minute walk of Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area, Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car, and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (327 reviews)
"Perfect location it’s is located right in front of the train station. If you are a tourists with bags this location will make your life easy!! Can’t talk enough about the views from our room. Wengen definitely has beautiful view of jungfru mountains. Breakfast was nice!"

Reviewed on 2021/10/9

Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Staubbach Falls

Hotel Oberland
Hotel Oberland
2 out of 5
Fuhren, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$4,073 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 10
Hotel Oberland
Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn
3 out of 5
Bir Zuben 465, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$5,731 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 18
Hotel Silberhorn
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
3 out of 5
Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$6,400 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 14
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Valley Hostel
Valley Hostel
2 out of 5
Fuhren, Lauterbrunnen
Valley Hostel
Ferienwohnung
Ferienwohnung
3.5 out of 5
208 G Luterbach, Lauterbrunnen, Canton of Bern
The price is NT$9,107 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
Ferienwohnung
Hotel Belvedere Wengen
Hotel Belvedere Wengen
3 out of 5
Galliweidli 1440E, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$5,969 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 17
Hotel Belvedere Wengen
Racers Retreat 3
Racers Retreat 3
3.5 out of 5
Racer's Retreat, 3, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, Canton of Bern
Racers Retreat 3
Hotel Schönegg Wengen
Hotel Schönegg Wengen
3.5 out of 5
Auf der Burg 1401C, Lauterbrunnen, BE
Hotel Schönegg Wengen
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.