Hotel Schützen is family-run, traditional Swiss chalet-style hotel located in the village of Lauterbrunnen in the stunning Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland.
Fresh air, magnificent scenery, and endless miles of cable cars and hiking trails await visitors to this area.
Throughout the valley are over 70 cascading waterfalls. It’s no wonder why the word Lauterbrunnen literally translates to “many fountains”.
The most notable waterfall in this area is Staubbach, falling an impressive 1,020 feet (311 meters), which is located within walking distance of Hotel Schützen and can be seen from many balcony rooms at the hotel.
The hotel is conveniently located less than a 5 minute walk from the train station and there is a bus stop right outside the door of the hotel.
These conveniences help provide hotel guests with access to endless miles of exploring the glorious Swiss Alps and the Jungfrau region.
Hotel Schützen offers a variety of room types, so it is important to research which one will best suit your needs.
Traditional single, double, triple, and quadruple rooms are available to satisfy groups of various sizes.
There are a few budget-friendly basic rooms on the 1st or 4th floor that do not include in-room washrooms. Sanitary facilities for guests staying in these rooms can be found on the 2nd floor.
Basic rooms are ideal for the person or individuals just looking for a place to rest and don’t require the ‘typical’ hotel luxuries. Basic rooms hold anywhere from 1 to 4 beds and are an affordable option for those who will be in and out all day and who don’t mind sharing restroom facilities.
Many rooms come with a balcony offering splendid views of downtown Lauterbrunnen, the Alps, Silberhorn peak, and the previously mentioned Staubbach waterfall.
We were delighted with our corner room that offered the best of the surrounding views!
THIS was the view from our balcony- absolutely spectacular!
I strongly recommend you splurge and book yourself a balcony room! It’s not everyday that you can wake up to this stunning scenery!
Wonderful Swiss hospitality is provided to all of those staying at Hotel Schützen. Guests are personally walked to their reserved room to ensure that everything is satisfactory upon arrival.
The building that ultimately became the hotel was constructed in 1671, and much of its history and charm can still be seen after renovations and updates. A modern elevator has since been installed, but note that the original layout still exists and guests may experience just a few stairs while getting from the elevator to their room.
I loved the fact that metal keys are still in use at the hotel. While many hotels upgrade to the fancy-pants key-less entries, Hotel Schützen stays traditional with good ol’-fashioned keys!
We personally believe that everyone should put Switzerland high on their list of places to visit! The beauty and majesty of the Jungfrau region is unlike anything we have ever seen before. We certainly didn’t have enough time to even scrape the surface in the few days we were there and are already thinking about when we can go back! The village of Lauterbrunnen is situated in one of the most impressive trough valleys in the Alps and should definitely be on your list of places to visit while in Switzerland. A stay at Hotel Schützen is strongly recommended if you’re looking for a cozy mountain chalet with incredible hospitality and stunning views!
Finally, it’s important to mention that Hotel Schützen is also home to a traditional Swiss restaurant offering the finest foods and local wines. It ended up being one of our favorite meals on our summer holiday in Europe! Click here to read about what Sam called “the best steak he’d ever had” and my traditional-yet-unique cheese fondue. It was to die for!
(The above photo was taken on a hike from Sulwald to Isenfluh, just minutes outside of Lauterbrunnen; an excellent recommendation from Hotel Schützen’s hotelier, Andreas.)
We’d like to thank Hotel Schützen for their partnership, as they provided us with a complimentary stay so we could share our experiences with you.
As always, our write-ups are an accurate reflection of the experiences we had.