Our first glimpse of the Lauterbrunnen Valley was from the summit of Mannlichen, which we accessed via cable-car from the nearby village of Grindelwald. We knew we had made the right decision to base ourselves in Lauterbrunnen Switzerland for a few days and already wished we could stay longer.
Watch Now: Jungfrau Region in Switzerland
Nestled in the heart of the Swiss Alps is the Jungfrau region, made up by the villages of Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Grindelwald, and Murren.
With air so clean, water so refreshing, and mountain peaks more extraordinary than pretty much anywhere else in the world, this section of the Bernese Oberland region in Switzerland is a destination you should strive to visit at some point in your lifetime!
Lauterbrunnen: A Picturesque Swiss Village
Several of the chalet-styled buildings in Lauterbrunnen Switzerland still showcase the original woodwork. One of many things to do in Lauterbrunnen is to simply walk around town and admire the unique architecture.
Things to do in Lauterbrunnen Switzerland
You can easily walk this charming Alpine village from one end to the other in about 15 minutes, but why would you without stopping to admire the architecture, surrounding beauty, and many shops and eateries?
There are several cafes where you can grab a coffee or hot chocolate on a chilly day.
Lauterbrunnen is well known among adrenaline junkies, as the valley and surrounding area are perfect for paraglading and skydiving! If you’re feeling adventurous, there are plenty of things to do in Lauterbrunnen to get your heart racing! We’re not that adventurous, so we can only imagine how spectacular the views of the Alps would be from above.
The name Lauterbrunnen means ‘many fountains’, as there are 72 waterfalls in the surrounding valley.
The most famous is Staubbach Falls (pictured above), falling close 1,000 feet (300 meters), making it one of the highest waterfalls in all of Europe.
Lauterbrunnen Switzerland Hotel
We stayed at Hotel Schützen for one night during our all-too-brief visit to Lauterbrunnen.
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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. Wonderful Swiss hospitality is provided to all guests staying at Hotel Schützen.
Staubbach Falls can be seen from many balcony rooms at Hotel Schützen.
Where to Eat in Lauterbrunnen
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the phenomenal Swiss cuisine served at Hotel Schützen Restaurant.
The evening before our outstanding meal at Hotel Schützen Restaurant, we visited the restaurant at Hotel Silberhorn.
There is certainly no shortage of places to enjoy fine Swiss cuisine in the village of Lauterbrunnen.
Day Trips from Lauterbrunnen Switzerland
There is plenty to see in the Jungfrau region, so once you’ve gotten your fill of Lauterbrunnen, consider checking out the following nearby places. Go on a cable car ride and take a hike in Isenfluh. Ride one of the longest cable car rides in the world from Grindelwald to Mannlichen, then hike to Kleine Schdeigg and ride the train back to Grindelwald. Take the train up to the car-free village of Wengen. The possibilities are endless!
So, whether you just have one day, or you’re fortunate enough to spend a few, be sure to put Lauterbrunnen Switzerland on your list of places to visit when in the stunning Jungfrau region.
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