Lauterbrunnen is a beautiful Swiss village consisting of numerous waterfalls. Apart from the numerous waterfalls, there are alot of Things to do in Lauterbrunnen.
Lauterbrunnen valley is located on the foothills of the Bernese Alps and the beautiful views in the valley can be witnessed from the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau peaks. Lauterbrunnen is a major tourist destination as it is connected with Interlaken via the Bernese Oberland Railway.
Lauterbrunnen Valley was first discovered in the 13 th century as the expansion of the neighbouring towns. The Valley is shaped in such a way which forms a U. The valley is known to be the deepest in the Alpine chain in comparison to the the rest of the mountains.
Top 15 things to do in Lauterbrunnen
The beautiful valley of Lauterbrunnen has numerous things to do. The valley offers many outdoor adventure sports to look out for apart from the beautiful waterfalls and landscape. Lauterbrunnen Valley is a popular destination in Switzerland for tourists. The Valley is known as the Valley of 72 Waterfalls and features glacial waterfalls, hiking trails, ski slopes and beautiful villages. This constitutes for the perfect holiday destination.
The destination is also known as the gateway to the Jungfrau Region as the mountain ranges are in close proximity to the valley.
The valley is best experienced during the summer months from April to September as there are less number of tourists around and the weather is moderate. The summer months experience light snowfall and the temperatures are perfect for outdoor activities.
To make the most of your Lauterbrunnen it is advised to stay in the valley for 2-3 days and experience these top things.
Visit Staubbach Falls
As the valley is known as the Valley of 72 Waterfalls, Staubbach Falls are among the top scenic points to visit in the valley. The falls are at a walkable distance and one can experience many scenic points on the way.
The falls are at a height of 297 metres and emerges into the river that in the valley. The water of these waterfalls is warm during the summers and turns into ice during the extreme winters. These waterfalls are a paradise for nature lovers. They are accessible by narrow paths and a rock-cut balcony. If you are planning a trip to Lauterbrunnen, these waterfalls are a must-visit.
Visit Trummelbach Falls
A UNESCO world Heritage site, these waterfalls are one of the top things to do in Lauterbrunnen. The falls are accessible from inside through a tunnel-funicular system which was built in the year 1913. This tunnel consists of stairs and illumination. The falls carry 20,000 litres of water per second.
Trummelbach Falls are the largest subterranean waterfalls in Europe and are spectacular not only because of views but also the only underground falls which are accessible to the public. The falls have a total drop of 400 metres and the drainage area of the falls is around 24 sq. km.
Trip to Grindelwald
Grindelwald is a village which is located around Interlaken and includes many settlements such as the Alphiglen, Burglauenen, Grund etc. It is located at 1034 metres above sea level.
Taking a trip to one of the beautiful glacier villages of Grindelwald is a must! One can head to Mount First by taking a cable car or take an enthralling ride on the slopes by biking. The beautiful village is also good for people looking for skiing. If you are looking for more adventure sports, you can undertake hiking as well. In the month of September, there are mountain marathons at Jungfrau Marathon in the villages which is a must-visit.
Trip to Murren
This village is a beautiful and picturesque. This village is filled with traditional Swiss style chalets. One can visit the village using the public bus from Lauterbrunnen to Murren. The distance between the two villages is 30 minutes.
The village of Murren offers a peaceful atmosphere and there are beautiful restaurants and cafes which offer traditional Swiss Dining. The village is a starting point for many hiking, cycling and skiing trails.
The next beautiful destination is Mount Schilthorn and it is located in the beautiful village of Murren. One can visit this mountain using the Swiss Travel Pass. A gondola ride can be taken to the revolving restaurant.
Mount Schilthorn is a perfect place to do skiing during the winter months. Spending the day for skiing activity is a perfect way to enjoy these mountains! If skiing is not your cup of your tea, you can visit the Piz Gloria Viewpoint and enjoy the magnificent views.
There is a 360 degrees viewpoint at the summit of Mt Schilthorn which also has the revolving restaurant and is a full glass restaurant.
Yellow train ride to Wengen Village
A yellow train ride from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen and is a popular tourist attraction and offers beautiful views of the landscape. The iconic yellow train will run between the Lauterbrunnen to Wengen Village.
The village is located at an elevation of 1,274 metres above sea level. There are various Ski tournaments held in the village. The village was first mentioned in the year 1817 and was settled by farming communities. The ski races in the village were first held in the early 1920s.
There are various churches in the villages that you can visit such as English, Swiss and Roman Catholics.
Go for Wengen to Mannlichen Hike
The best part of visiting Lauterbrunnen is the different adventure sports one gets to experience. Wengen to Mannlichen Hike is one of the top hiking trails one can undertake. One can leave from Wenger to Mannlichen using the Eiger Ultra Trail.
The trek is about 4.9 kilometres and it takes 2 hours to complete. The route is steep and narrow and is not recommended for beginners . Mannlichen is a new addition to the cable car routes and the stretch is known as Mannlichen Royal Walk.
The alternate trek one can look into is the hike to Kleine Scheidegg.
Lauterbrunnen is a heaven for those who love adventure sports. There are many paragliding spots in the valley and flying over the U-Shaped valley is a beautiful experience. Flying tandem with a experienced instructor allows more focus on the flight and enjoying the views. This experience includes pickup from the hotel to the launch site and post flight drinks.
Safety equipment and an experienced pilot is a must for this activity. This activity will cost around $190 and lasts about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
A trip to Jungfraujoch is a must from Lauterbrunnen. The trip involves travelling on a cogwheel train. This train reaches the highest railway station in Europe.
The valley tour starts from 7:50 AM and returns at 1:30 PM. This trip is a round trip from Lauterbrunnen to Jungfraujoch. Jungfraucjoch is a a beautiful site as one can witness all the beautiful landscape around and can also witness the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the area. The Ice Palace, Sphinx Vantage Terrace, 360 degrees view experience, etc.
Murren to Grutschalp Hike
This trek is an easy trek and suitable for beginners. The hiking trail starts from Murren and goes down to Grutschalp.
This trek offers panoramic view and there are a few valleys you can witness on your way such as Eiger, Jungfrau and Monch.
The trek path is flat and suitable for all ages. The trek takes about 1 hour to complete. If you are trekking during the summer months, you can visit the Alpkaserie Staubbach which is located at Winteregg. On this trail, there is a cheese dairy which sells homemade yogurts and cheese which are freshly made in the farm.
Cycling in Lauterbrunnen
Apart from the hiking trails, there are many cycling routes in the Lauterbrunnen Valley. The cycling trails canbe undertaken in Lauterbrunnen and this allows you to explore the surrounding villages and valleys such as Grindelwald, Wengen and Grimmelwald. You can also undertake a route to the mountain areas such as the Jungfrau, Eiger and Breithorn.
Skydiving in Interlaken
Lauterbrunnen is a hub for adventure sports and skydiving is an experience of a lifetime. Interlaken is a village near Lauterbrunnen and offers many skydiving spots as well.
This adventure sport involves jumping off a helicopter from a 15,000 feet height and involves freefalling. The skydivers in Switzerland make sure that the diving experience is safe and the instructors are well trained,, licensed and are experienced.
Apart from the beautiful views of the landscape, the experience of jumping from such a height is beautiful.
Lauterbrunnen- Murren Mountain Railway ride
A train ride from Lauterbrunnen to Murren is equally exciting as it sounds As Murren is known to be a car free zone, travelling via the train is another option to visit the train apart from the biking experience.
To explore the town, local trains and cable cars are the best thing to experience. The route from Lauterbrunnen and Murren is covered with snows and beautiful landscapes. One can experience the magnificent views of various mountain ranges on their way.
Explore the Lauterbrunnen Village
Apart from the adventure sports and the magnificent waterfalls the Lauterbrunnen Valley is a beautiful place to visit. The houses in the area are in chalet style and are surrounded with green fields. The snow capped mountains are surrounding these house and make these places picturesque.
There are huge rocks and cliffs in the town from where the 72 waterfalls fall. The soothing sound of the waterfalls is heavenly.
Hamlet of Isenfluh
The village of Isenfluh is located 400 metres above Lauterbrunnen. The village is not on a tourist trail. Despite this, the village is a must visit. The village provides magnificent views of the Jungfrau Mountains. The village is at a height of 1,0855 metres above sea level.
Less crowd in the village makes its picture perfect.
Switzerland is a place with picture perfect places and worth posting on Instagram. These places are top places to visit in Lauterbrunnen and worth your time !