WHAT TO DO IN LAUTERBRUNNEN, SWITZERLAND + TRAVEL TIPS
Are you planning your Lauterbrunnen itinerary and wondering about the best things to do in Lauterbrunnen? Then read on because you will find out about the top activities plus more travel tips.
The magical and mesmerizing Lauterbrunnen Valley is nestled in the Jungfrau Region in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland and is known for its sheer cliffs, lush meadows, pristine lakes, snow-capped peaks, and thundering waterfalls. Lauterbrunnen is one of the top travel destinations in Switzerland.
The village center of Lauterbrunnen is the perfect place to stay while exploring this majestic region, as it offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and relaxation. From hiking in the Alps to paragliding in the clear mountain air, you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy your time here.
So believe me when I say: Whether you come to Lauterbrunnen for 1 day or longer – you will not regret it. Whether you are a nature lover or adrenaline junie – Lauterbrunnen is for everyone.
To find out about what to do in Lauterbrunnen, keep reading as I am happy to share my favorite activities with you.
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As I mention discounts/free activities with the Swiss Travel Pass a couple of times when I talk about things to do in Lauterbrunnen, I quickly want to introduce the Swiss Travel Pass to you.
If you travel by public transportation (highly recommended), I suggest getting a Swiss Travel Pass because it will reduce your spending in and around Lauterbrunnen.
- The initial price for a Swiss Travel Pass is quite high, but it has many perks and normally pays off. You can choose between several passes (different lengths duration, classes, etc.
- In Lauterbrunnen, you can use the cable car to Grütschalp (more on that later), or the train to Murren and Wengen without any extra costs. This might be a perfect way to save money. You also get a 50% discount for your trip to Schilthorn from Mürren.
- In general, the Swiss Travel Pass allows you to use buses and trains in Switzerland without any extra costs, you can do unlimited boat cruises on most lakes, you have three mountain rides included in it (e.g. Mount Rigi in Lucerne), and you have free entry to over 500 museums.
- Check out prices for a Swiss Travel Pass here – I normally book my tickets through GetYourGuide because of the great customer service and generous cancelation policy – it is actually much better than if you bought them through the official Swiss Travel Pass Website.
- ➡️ GET YOUR SWISS TRAVEL PASS HERE
TOP THINGS TO DO IN LAUTERBRUNNEN VALLEY IN 2023
So, let’s start talking about what to do in Lauterbrunnen before you will find general Lauterbrunnen travel tips later.
1 STROLL LAUTERRBUNNEN VILLAGE
The beautiful village center of Lauterbrunnen is quite small but still worth checking out – from the Lauterbrunnen train station just get up the main street “Auf den Fuhren“, which is lined up with many hotels and restaurants. You´ll see the beautiful traditional chalets we all associate with Switzerland and love so much.
Lauterbrunnen is often considered as one of the most beautiful villages in Switzerland – mostly (though surely not purely) because of the famous Staubbach Falls.
That is what will catch your eye: the Staubbach Waterfall, the church, and of course, the Swiss Alps in the background.
HOW TO GET THERE: For one of the best views, walk along the main street, and when you see Hotel Schütze, turn left to enjoy a view from this vantage point.
If you walk down then you have more great views of the church and the Staubbach Waterfall. In the summer months (high season), there are plenty of people all around and getting photos without too many other people in it, but in the winter months, it is rather quiet as many people head to the above villages where winter sports are quite big.
- TIP: Lauterbrunnen has a digital photo hotspot trail – you can check it out here and see the most Instagrammable locations in Lauterbrunnen.
2 ADMIRE STAUBBACH WATERFALL
Staubbach Waterfall, which you have seen from the distance, is just a few minutes from the Lauterbrunnen train station.
The waterfall is probably the most famous attraction in the valley – it drops 297 meters (almost 1,000 feet) from a hanging valley and is one of the highest waterfalls in Switzerland and Europe.
In the summer months, warm winds swirl the waters around, so that the Falls spray in all directions and the waterfall looks like dust. This is where the name comes from – Staub in German means dust.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was so captivated by the thundering rhythm of a 1779 visit to this valley that he composed an iconic poem – “Spirit song over the waters”– in celebration!
3 WALK BEHIND STAUBBACH WATERFALL
Can you walk behind the Staubbach Waterfall? Yes, you can. At least in the summer months, you can enjoy some incredible views from behind the main attraction in Lauterbrunnen.
In the warmer months, there is a path (via a tunnel) that will take you very close to the Staubbach Waterfall (more or less you are just behind it). From that vantage point, you also get a great view of the Lauterbrunnen Valley.
It is a steep 10-minute uphill walk but it is worth getting up there. It is one of the easiest hikes in Switzerland – and yet, you get great panoramic views from the “viewing platform”.
Okay, I visited after some very hot and dry days so the waterfall was not impressive. As you can see in the picture below – there was not much water coming down that day, but I still recommend doing it when the path is open.
And if you visit after some rainy days, make sure to dress accordingly – you can get quite wet.
4 GET UP GRÜTSCHALP
Then it is time to head to Grütschalp!
Wondering what Grütschalp is? It’s this ridiculously fun-to-say railway station at almost 1,500 meters above sea level. This fancy-schmancy station connects the villages of Lauterbrunnen and Mürren through a kickass cable car.
So buckle up, enjoy the ride, and savor those picturesque views for your next envy-inducing Instagram post! No schnitzel, no fondue – just sit back and live the high life!
You could hike to Grütschalps, but the hike apparently is not a nice one, so I suggest getting up via cable car/gondola. The Grütschalp cable car station is just above the train station of Lauterbrunnen and the cable cars run several times an hour. So, it does not get more comfortable than this – and it is also free if you have a Swiss Travel Pass/Jungfrau Travel Pass.
From the Grütschalp Mountain Station, you have some incredible views of the Swiss Skyline – the panorama is breathtaking! Especially on a clear day, not much can beat the view of the three famous mountains, Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau.
There is not much else to do at Grütschalp except for soaking in these amazing, amazing views. So you can continue your journey after a quick stop.
- TIP 1: This part of the gondola ride – from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp – is included in your Swiss Travel Pass.
- TIP 2: Try to stand on the side of the Lauterbrunnen Valley (so in the direction of travel stand on the left side) – the views of Lauterbrunnen village are better from that side.
5 RIDE OR HIKE FROM GRÜTSCHALP TO MÜRREN
There are two options to get to Mürren (one of the prettiest mountain villages in the country) now – both are fantastic so whatever you choose will be great.
TRAIN RIDE FROM GRÜTSCHALP TO MÜRREN
- TIP: This train ride from Grütschalp to Murren is also included in the Swiss Travel Pass.
Option 1 includes a short 10-minute train ride from Grütschalp to Mürren. That train is waiting to whisk you away on your next adventure: Mürren here we come!!
The Grütschalp train stop is just at the Grütsch cable car station and normally, the (short) train waits and is ready to depart once you step out of the cable car. That is Switzerland. Making public transportation – even in the Alps – easy for us.
Let me tell you: The train ride is scenic! It is short but scenic. You can open the window and enjoy the experience. In winter, you can expect some beautiful winter wonderland and in summer you will see 50 shades of green.
- TIP: Try to sneak a seat on the left side (in the direction of travel) as you have the best views of the Swiss Skyline from there.
HIKE FROM GRÜTSCHALP TO MÜRREN
Option 2 is a beautiful and quite easy hike from Grütschalp to Mürren.
It takes about 60-90 minutes and though there is a slight uphill, it is a doable hike for almost people of all ages. The path is wide, the incline not a lot, and the view: Priceless. That is the kind of hike that even I looooved. You get a lot without strenuous exercise!
You can do this hike at any time of the year – also in winter, BUT the path might be closed if the snow gets icy, and thus it is too slippery and dangerous. Then go back to option 1 and enjoy that amazing train ride up to Mürren.
6 DISCOVER MURREN
Ready to fall in love with a village literally on top of the world? Say “Grüzi” to Mürren at 1,638 meters above sea level! Mürren (or Muerren/Murren) so charming your jaw might drop with a stunning view of Lauterbrunnen Valley. You’ll want to set up camp here for life – yes, it is sooo pretty.
Either way, visiting is one of the top things to do in Lauterbrunnen Valley.
The enchanting car-free utopia, nestled above Lauterbrunnen, is a popular Swiss destination where tourists flock year-round to bask in its fairytale charm. A picturesque Swiss village in the Alps, it’s as if you’re stepping straight into a postcard. Get ready for an avalanche of adorableness!
Explore quaint alleyways with traditional wooden chalets – Mürren is the perfect spot for a leisurely stroll and awe-inspiring views, but if you’re looking to switch things up on your vacation there are still plenty of activities – which we will talk about later!
Welcome to a frosty wonderland where winter sports enthusiasts flock like there’s no tomorrow! Strap on those snowboards or skis and let’s hit those slopes! But worry not, my cold-shy friends, this magical place welcomes all – every single season!
Whether it’s winter wonderland vibes or year-round fun, Murren never disappoints!
No matter when you swing by, you’ll discover oodles of charming cafes just waiting for you to savor a scrumptious meal al fresco, all while basking in the jaw-dropping, heart-stopping gorgeousness that surrounds you!
HOW TO GET TO MURREN:
As mentioned above there are two ways to get to Mürren from Grütschalp – via train/gondola or a hike.
- From Lauterbrunnen take the gondola to Grütschalp and then a train to Mürren. If you arrive at Mürren train station (station BLM) you have to walk a few minutes to arrive at the heart of Mürren.
- You can also reach Mürren via gondola from Stechelberg (which is behind Lauterbrunnen).
- Alternatively, you can also hike there (more on those places later).
8 HEAD UP SCHILTHORN & BIRG
If you use this post as a Lauterbrunnen itinerary, you can then get up higher the mountains – head to Schilthorn Mountain from Mürren.
Why bother to get up all the way to Schilthorn? Let me tell and show you, why you should visit Schilthorn from Lauterbrunnen.
Schilthorn is the highest mountain in the range lying north of the Sefinenfurgge Pass. It is 2,970 meters above sea level and lies above the village of Mürren, from where a cable car leads to its summit.
At the top of Schilthorn, you will find several attractions: The main one is the incredible, incredible view of the Swiss Skyline. Wow, what a breathtaking panorama. This is not the only reason why visiting is one of the most popular things to do in the Lauterbrunnen Valley.
Some might argue the best thing about Schilthorn is the famous Piz Gloria restaurant. Piz Gloria is a 360°revolving restaurant that rotates around its own axis in 45 minutes – offering great views and of course, food and drinks.
But has not Schilthorn become famous because of a James Bond movie? Yes, that is true. Many people all over the world actually know Schilthorn and Piz Gloria because it was the filming location of the 007 movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Services“ in 1969.
Inside the revolving restaurant Piz Gloria, you will find an interactive exhibition that is all about James Bond and the film.
Dine with a view! Enjoy an exclusive meal with the best seat in town – rotating around its own axis and offering unbeatable views of gorgeous mountaintops, all within 45 minutes (you can stay longer or shorter though).
The kitchen at Bond’s is always open for your cravings! From energizing snacks to a dazzling array of delicious regional delicacies, you’re sure to conquer any hunger. But if that wasn’t enough – try the exclusive James Bond Brunch (available until 2 pm daily) and experience the famous 007 Burger with both meat or vegetarian options!
Prices are not much higher than you would pay in decent restaurants in the valley.
On Schilthorn Ridge, a glittering Walk of Fame awaits Bond fanatics! 15 informative panels commemorate everyone who made ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ possible. Take a closer look to marvel at photos and signatures as well as unique handprints embedded in steel – plus personal messages for what is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Step into Spy World and get up close with 7 of your favorite Bond moments. Put on your secret agent hat, read through some cool trivia from the movie set, or even take a wild bobsleigh ride that 007 himself would be proud of.
At the top, you will also find a cinema – where you can take a break from the exciting Spy World. Unwind in front of the 12-meter wide, curved screen and watch some classic James Bond scenes along with breathtaking aerial footage of the beautiful mountain world!
This should take about one or two hours (if you do not eat at the restaurant) and then hop on the gondola and get down.
- There is no entrance fee for any of the above-mentioned activities at the top (besides dining/drinking at the restaurant)
HOW TO GET TO SCHILTHORN FROM LAUTERBRUNNEN/ BRUNNEN.
First, get to Muerren. Then from Mürren, the gondola will bring you to Birg station first. You can either change gondolas and get to Schilthorn straight away or get out here first. For this itinerary, we start with Schilthorn first.
I have done this mountain excursion twice – once in the summer when it was a bit foggy, and once in winter when I had perfect clear views. The latter made it an extremely amazing experience and thus, I do believe visiting Schilthorn is a must-see in Lauterbrunnen.
On your way to/from Mürren, you get to Birg which stands at 2677 meters above sea level and is offering fantastic views of the Swiss Skyline. It is home to the Thrill Walk (which I often just call Cliff Walk). This 200-meter-long walk leads down into the vertical walls of the imposing rock massif.
The Thrill Walk is free – but keep an eye on the time. It closes earlier than the restaurants etc. 30 minutes before the last gondola ride.
There is also a sun terrace, from where your gaze can travel to even higher heights – an observation deck, suspended over a steep and rocky abyss! Its robust steel structure is made with reinforced glass to keep you safe while taking in breathtaking views. Plus its angular design makes sure it fits perfectly into the rugged terrain below.
- TIP: If you have a Swiss Travel Pass you only need to buy a ticket from Mürren to Schilthorn (50% discount). You could buy it on the spot, but you can also buy them online in advance to avoid unnecessary waiting in line.
- Without a Swiss Travel Pass, you need to pay the full price. In this case, I recommend buying this ticket in Lauterbrunnen at the cable car station to Mürren. It also includes the fares from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalpand from Grütschalp to Mürren.
- Check out the prices here for a trip to stunning Schilthorn.
EXTRA TIP: This is also a beautiful spot to watch the sunset.
8 WALK TO GIMMELWALD
If you have time and enjoy hiking, I recommend doing a quite easy hike from Mürren to Gimmelwald, which is a tiny village at 1367 meters above sea level.
Gimmelwald is a stunning village in the Bernese Oberland, located just below Murren. This picturesque mountain town offers incredible views of the Swiss Alps and is home to some of the best hiking trails in Switzerland.
From Mürren, it is a lovely 2,7-kilometers (1,7-miles) point-to-point trail with great views. Gimmelwald itself is a cute village with only very few traditional houses and hotels. It is a car-free village and probably the synonym for tranquility.
From there you can hike down to Stechelberg (at 867 meters) – it is also the gondola station for/to Mürren.
TIP: You can also take the big gondola down to Stechelberg and instead of getting down all the way, get out at Gimmelwald stop. This ride is also included in the Swiss Travel Pass.
Then you could take a bus back to Lauterbrunnen or just walk all the way back (about 1-2 hours without any incline(decline).
9 RIDE DOWN STECHELBERG
Stechelberg is another small village near Lauterbrunnen! Yes, another gorgeous village near Lauterbrunnen. And yes, more gorgeous views of the Swiss Alps.
From Mürren you can either hike down or take the gondola. The gondola ride is scenic and offers different – but again extremely picturesque – panoramas of the area.
You have waterfalls, mountain peaks, glaciers, and Stechelberg in front of you – what a view! Lauterbrunnen Valley is really about the views, right!
HOW TO GET TO THERE: If you get to Stechelberg from Mürren, you take just take the gondola. The station for the gondola is not the same as the train station but is located more in the center of Muerren.
If you get there from Lauterbrunnen, you can either do a nice walk (about an hour) or take the Postauto (bus) to get to Stechelberg from Lauterbrunnen.
- The bus and gondola are both included in your Swiss Travel Pass.
10 EXPLORE WENGEN
If you have more time on your hand, then you should hop onto the train to Wengen. Wengen, which sits at 1,274 meters above sea level (4,180 feet) is another small mountain village (similar to Mürren) that is also car-free and easily accessible via trains.
With the Wengernalpbahn it is a short train ride from Lauterbrunnen train station and one of the most epic rides you can take. Also, the train station in Wengen is probably one of my favorite stations in the country – what an amazing view you have from there!
Wengen is quite pretty but there is not that much to do and see – except for winter sports enthusiasts or hikers. However, it is still worth a quick trip – just the train ride alone makes it worth it.
TIP: Sit on the right side – and backward – in the direction of travel. Shortly after leaving Lauterbrunnen, you will have some amazing views of Lauterbrunnen.
11 WALK THE WATER TRAIL WALK
Lauterbrunnen Valley has many hiking trails – some of them are mentioned above. If you want to go on a scenic walk, rather than a hike, then you can choose the route from Stechelberg to Lauterbrunnen or the other way around.
If you come down from Mürren (via Gimmelwald and then Stechelerg or via cable car), then walk along the river “Weiße Lütschine” towards Lauterbrunnen. This walk should take about 1,5-2 hours and does not require a high fitness level.
You can walk along the water for most of the time – what an easy yet scenic walk! And this is all without any real altitude changes.
If you are in Lauterbrunnen and do not plan to get up the mountains, I suggest, walking from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg and then taking a bus back to Lauterbrunnen.
12 SEE THE TRÜMMELBACHFÄLLE
- The entrance fee for the Trümmelbachfälle is about 12€ ($13).
As previously mentioned, Lauterbrunnen is the valley of 72 waterfalls. Some of the most impressive are the Trümmelbachfälle or Trümmelbach Falls.
What makes these waterfalls so different from the others? They are a series of ten glacier-fed waterfalls inside the mountain and Europe´s largest subterranean waterfalls.
They are the world’s only glacier waterfalls that are accessible underground by lifts, galleries, tunnels, paths, and platforms. They alone carry the meltwater of the glaciers from the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains down to the valley – up to 20,000 liters of water per second – it is not an exaggeration if I say, a visit to Trümmelbachfälle is one of the best things to do in Lauterbrunnen Valley.
They are located between Stechelberg and Lauterbrunnen and can be reached on foot, by car, or by bus.
- TIP: The waterfalls are only open from about April to the beginning of November. It depends on the weather conditions, so please double-check if you want to visit.
- Ticket prices are CHF 14 for adults.
- Dogs and children younger than 4 years are not allowed inside due to security concerns.
13 GET UP JUNGFRAUJOCH
Another day trip you can take from Lauterbrunnen is Jungfraujoch. Visiting the “Top of Europe“ is quite an experience and one of the most famous tourist attractions in Switzerland.
Get ready for a breathtaking, thigh-burning adventure at Jungfraujoch, nestled right between the lovebirds Jungfrau and Mönch Mountains! Hovering at a dizzying 3,466 meters (about 11,000 feet) above sea level, this pass isn’t just admired for its views.
It’s here that Europe‘s highest railway station live – a place so cool, it’s earned the nickname “Top of Europe.” All aboard for awesomeness! So, what exactly makes Jungfraujoch so awesome?
Well, for one: if you are craving a snowy wonderland in the middle of summer, then pack your bags and head to Jungfraujoch, where the winter vibes never take a vacation! It’s the ultimate snow-lover´s paradise, all year round.
Oh boy, get ready for a frosty, fabulous adventure at the Top of Europe! You won’t believe your eyes when you see the Ice Palace and or the Alpine Sensation at the top, plus many more gems up there!
There are several ways to visit Jungfraujoch. However, if you are based in Lauterbrunnen, take the train to Wengen and then switch to another train to Kleine Scheidegg. From there you can take the train which will bring you up all the way to Jungfraujoch.
- Check out my post on the Jungfraujoch for more detailed information.
- Swiss Travel Pass holders can take the train to Wengen for free and then get a discount for the ticket up to the Jungfraujoch.
- Tickets to the top are not cheap – I am well aware of that, but if you do want to splurge, then a trip to Jungfraujoch is an amazing day trip. Check out rates here (and make sure to book the right option – with or without a Swiss Travel Pass).
So, I haven’t tried it myself but gossip has it that Lauterbrunnen is THE place to paraglide!
Picture this: you, soaring like a graceful bird (no experience needed!) while soaking up jaw-dropping views in stunning Switzerland. Trust me, your bucket list needs this weightless wonder! I added it to mine and one day, I hopefully can tell you about my experience.
For the moment, let’s just trust the chatty office jungle and accept it as gospel truth.
Visiting Lauterbrunnen on a shoestring budget? This might have you reconsidering your meal plans, but oh boy, this paragliding activity might be worth it! Treat yourself to this exciting, one-of-a-kind paragliding experience in Lauterbrunnen.
It’s a heart-pounding adventure, but hey, isn’t that what makes life interesting? Spoiler alert: the rave reviews don’t lie! Embrace your wild side, and let your spirits soar (your wallet, a little less)!
15 VIA FERRATA FROM MURREN TO GIMMELWALD
Craving a rush of adrenaline? Maybe a bit less expensive activity than paragliding? Explore the exhilarating world of “via Ferrata” adventure options for an unforgettable experience, guaranteed to leave you breathless with excitement! Buckle up, folks! 🧗♂️
As a climber answering this question is easy, but I actually had to look it up! What is “via Ferrata“? A via Ferrata is a protected climbing route with steel cables, rungs, or ladders, which are fixed to the rock. Especially popular in the Alps.
In German, it is also known as “Klettersteig“. The climbers affix a harness with two leashes to be safe. It is more thrilling and harder than a hike in the mountains and in Lauterbrunnen, via Ferrata is quite big and you can choose from several paths. One popular one is from Murren to Gimmelwald. In Murren, you will find places where you can rent gear if needed.
16 ENJOY A SCENIC HELICOPTER RIDE
Ever wanted to feel like a high-rolling celeb, soaring through the Lauterbrunnen & Jungfraujoch skies? Oh, so have I! But alas, it comes with a *price*. So, until I can check that Swiss helicopter ride off my bucket list, I’ll just be daydreaming alongside you, friend!
There are several options to go on a helicopter ride from Lauterbrunnen and fly over the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau mountains. The scenery in and around Lauterbrunnen is one of a kind, so enjoying these views from an aerial perspective must be one of the very best things to do in Lauterbrunnen.
TRAVEL TIPS LAUTERBRUNNEN – FAQ
Lauterbrunnen is located in the Bernese Oberland – close to Interlaken (a 20-minute train ride) and the capital Bern (about a 90-minute train ride). It sits at about 800 meters above sea level and is known as the valley of 72 waterfalls (yes, you will find out about some of these waterfalls later).
I have visited Lauterbrunnen about 6-7 times. In spring! In summer! In fall. And in winter. Oh, picking a favorite season? It’s like choosing a favorite child, simply impossible! Every season brings its own magical charm, so let’s just enjoy their unique flavors, shall we? However, I do have a favorite season to visit Switzerland – which you can find out more about here.
This post can also be used as a Lauterbrunnen itinerary, too, as I tried to cluster these attractions so you can do them one after the other. To do the top 10 activities in Lauterbrunnen you will need about 2 days – longer if you want to do all activities mentioned in this post.
HOW TO GET TO LAUTERBRUNNEN
Lauterbrunnen is easily accessible via car or train.
- BY CAR: If you arrive by car, leave your car in the big car park next to the train station or drive close to the church and Staubbach Waterfalls where you can park your car for a few hours. Both places are paid parking only. There are parking slots on the street but they are usually reserved for hotel/restaurant guests.
- BY TRAIN: The easiest option is to arrive via train. Lauterbrunnen has a small train station which is just a few minute’s walk away from the village center. Trains from Interlaken run there regularly and just take about 20 minutes which makes Lauterbrunnen also a perfect day trip from Interlaken.
WHERE TO STAY IN LAUTERBRUNNEN
Here are some recommendations for your trip to Lauterbrunnen.
The Chalet Rosa is located in a 360-year-old building! Cozy and welcoming, the rooms offer a view of the surrounding waterfalls. The rooms feature ensuite bathrooms and larger family rooms are also available. Have a look at the prices.
Quite basic but unique, the Alpine Base Hostel is located slightly outside of the center and right in front of the stunning Staubbach waterfalls. A few rooms have bunk beds and a few king-size beds, plus there is a shared kitchen. Check out the Alpine Base Hostel.
The Valley Hostel is in the city center of Lauterbrunnen and, guess what? It has a view of waterfalls! The rooms have bunk beds or king-size beds and host from 1 to 4 people. The bathrooms and the kitchen are shared. Find the best prices here.
Check out my guide on the best places to stay in Lauterbrunnen Valley.
HOW LONG TO STAY IN LAUTERBRUNNEN VALLEY
Lauterbrunnen is known for its stunning sights and attractions, so it’s no surprise that 1 day won’t be enough to experience the beauty of this region in full. However, one day in Lauterbrunnen is enough to see some of the main attractions.
With 3-5 days you can really explore all the must-see landmarks. But if even 5 days feel too short (as Lauterbrunnen could keep anyone captivated longer than expected), add a few extra excursions on top of your itinerary – an unforgettable Swiss adventure awaits you!
Currency/Money: The currency is the Swiss Francs. Euros are widely accepted, but the exchange rate is often terrible. Credit cards are often, but not always, accepted. In particular, smaller restaurants in Lauterbrunnen did not accept my card. So, make sure to have at least some Francs with you.
Language: Lauterbrunnen is located in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. You will also find most people speaking (basic) English.
FINAL THOUGHTS ON TOP ACTIVITIES IN LAUTERBRUNNEN
Lauterbrunnen, nestled in the picturesque heart of Switzerland, stands out as a truly captivating destination and there are many reasons why it is one of the most popular destinations in Switzerland. If you find yourself in the Interlaken region, a visit to Lauterbrunnen is an absolute must. This enchanting locale offers a wealth of activities and sights to explore, catering to both adventure enthusiasts and those seeking relaxation.
From its awe-inspiring waterfalls like Staubbach Falls to thrilling outdoor adventures such as paragliding, Lauterbrunnen promises a diverse and unforgettable experience. Whether you yearn for adrenaline-pumping escapades or prefer a leisurely sojourn, Lauterbrunnen is sure to leave a lasting impression.
For comprehensive guidance on planning your Lauterbrunnen itinerary and discovering the best things to do, refer to this Lauterbrunnen travel guide. Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland’s hidden gem. Explore the possibilities and embark on an unforgettable journey.
- Check out prices for a Swiss Travel Pass here for your trip to Lauterbrunnen. It might help you save a lot of money.
- Here are some more amazing activities for your trip to the Bernese Oberland and Interlaken.
- Check out two impressive lakes located close to Lauterbrunnen – Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.
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