6 Things To Do In Lauterbrunnen For A Happening Vacation

Is there anyone in this world who does not want a vacation by the breathtaking majestic Mount Alps? Lauterbrunnen is a fairytale-like Swiss village in the lap of the Alps that promises a surprise holiday for every traveler. Lauterbrunnen is home to 72 thundering waterfalls, cozy valleys, alpine meadows where wildflowers bloom in a riot of color, and absolutely serene car-free mountain inns. Travelers to Lauterbrunnen wake up each morning and have amazing views of the valley.

6 things to do in Lauterbrunnen

The valley is a paradise for adventure lovers and if you are a brave soul who loves the near-death experience, try paragliding on the hard waterfalls to soothe the thirst of your waterfall and the vast alpine mountain range in between. Here is a hand-drawn list of the top things to do in the small village of Lütterbruen, which traces the cherished Swiss moments.

1. Paragliding
2. Hike Till Stabback Waterfall
3. Hop on the train to Jungfrajuch Top
4. Visit Trummelbach Falls
5. Camping
6. Lauterbrunnen-Murren Mountain Railway ride

1. Paragliding

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Tandem paragliding is one of the most exciting outdoor activities in the Lauterbrunnen Valley that allows you to enjoy an hour as a bird flying over stunning landscapes, spectacular waterfalls, and cloudy Jungfrau mountain ranges. You start with a few steps up the cliff at Murain at an altitude of about 2150 meters and then, as the pilot takes you on an amazing paragliding journey, the feast of all your senses is revealed to you.

Move away from location: Murren
Airtime: Usually 20 minutes
Face value: CHF 140 starts
Most popular operators: Airtime Paragliding, Twin Paragliding, Paragliding – Jungfra
Pro Tips: Wear comfortable outdoor clothing and well-fitted shoes
Those who weigh more than 100 kilograms and those weighing less than 40 kilograms may not be allowed

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2. Hike Till Stabback Waterfall

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The Staubbach Waterfall is Switzerland’s third highest waterfall and one of the highest single-drop waterfalls in the world. A short hike outside the city takes you to this iconic waterfall. Then, tourists can hike the well-marked routes to reach the tunnel. At the end of the tunnel, there is a narrow observation point between the mountains which lies on the edge of the cliff. The views of the valley below through a water shower from such a height are definitely something to experience.

entrance fees: free
Ideal for: Family with friends, couples, teens or older children, adventure lovers, nature enthusiasts, photographers
Best Time to Visit:April to june
Pro tip: Wear a waterproof jacket as the waterfall flows like water and blows dust with wind that can get completely wet while walking near a waterfall.

The steps can slip and therefore, strong hiking boots are a must.

Use the free walking sticks at the entrance and keep them in place when you return.

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3. Hop on the train to Jungfrajuch Top

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Jungfraujch station is the highest railway station in Europe, situated at an altitude of 3454 meters. The cogwheel train from Lauterbrunnen runs through some scenic and adventurous alpine landscapes before actually being taken to the Jungloongruchok station. The views above the summit are astonishing and snow can be experienced throughout the year which makes the journey of the train totally worth it! If you travel as a family, there is no reason to miss this train in Lauterbrunnen.

Ideal for: Family, Couples, Backpackers
Rent: CHF 132 per person

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4. Visit Trummelbach Falls

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The most challenging waterfall in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, Trummelbach Falls is actually a waterfall of 10 waterfalls within a cave among the majestic mo10untains. The falls are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and fall through a tunnel funnel and stairs. The waterfalls are deafening roar with about 20,000 liters coming out in a second and walking through wet steps and bridges with awesome views of the waterfall is definitely not for the faint-hearted.

Location: Lauterbrunnental, Interlaken District, Canton of Bern
Timings: Open daily from April to November, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm; July and August 8.30 am to 6.00 pm; Can also be closed due to bad weather
entrance fees: Adult CHF 11; Children CHF 4
Pro Tips: Children under 3 years old and dogs are not allowed

Wear strong hiking boots to reduce the chance of slipping

Not accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs

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5. Camping

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The breathtakingly beautiful landscapes of Lauterbrunnen with a dramatic atmosphere make it a tourist’s paradise to mold itself into nature. There are many campgrounds in and around Lauterbrunnen that put up great tents for you so that the climate does not matter when you want to camp; Winter or summer – Lauterbrunnen has camps in both seasons. While camping in summer you can enjoy hiking and nature walks and nature walks, the winter turns the valley into a frozen destination!

Ideal for: Family, Couples, Backpackers, Friends, Adventure Lovers
Most popular campgrounds in Lauterbrunnen: Camping Jungfrau Holiday Park, Schuetzenbach Backpackers & Camping / Hostel, Luterbrunnen Camping, Camping Jungfra
Pro Tips: Wear layers of clothing, thick jackets and hoodies during the winter as the entire area is covered in thick sheets of snow.

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6. Lauterbrunnen-Murren Mountain Railway ride

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The scenic ride from Lauterbrunnen to Murren includes a 4-minute car ride to Grütschalp and then the iconic Cogwheel train journey from Grütschalp to Murren. As the train meanders through the valley with alpine trees on one side, no wonder it will definitely feel impervious. The cable car leaves Lutherbrunnen every half an hour and this film journey for Maren takes about 20 minutes in all and all the scenes that pass through the journey are bright.

Ideal for: Family, Couples, Backpackers, Friends, Adventure Lovers

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So, are you all set to enjoy a wonderful holiday in the Alpine Valley of Luterubrünen, indulging in spectacular landscapes, roaring waterfalls, quaint little villages, and a pathora of adrenaline activities? Book your Switzerland holiday packages with TravelTriangle and explore the mountain village of Laoterbrunnen to get a full view.

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frequently Asked question
Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Q. What is the best time to visit Lauterbrunnen?

a. The best time to visit Lauterbrunnen is during the warm months from April to August when the climate is pleasant and ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities. During summer, the daytime temperatures average around 190C. July and August are the hottest months and temperatures can go up to 25OC. The months from April to June mark the peak season in Alpine Village.

Q. How many days are required to travel to Lauterbrunnen?

a. A 2 night and 3 day trip to Lauterbrunnen will help you to leisurely explore all the tourist attractions, hiking trails and mountain trips.

Q. Do Indians need VISA for Switzerland?

a. Yes, Indian passport holders have to apply for a tourist visa before visiting the country. Switzerland visa fee for Indians costs INR 6,999 per person.

Q. What is the currency of Switzerland?

a. Swiss Franc (CHF) is the currency used in Switzerland and 1 CHF = INR 74 approx.

Q. There is an airport in Lutherbrunnen?

a. No, Lauterbrunnen does not have an airport. The nearest airport is Sion (SIR) Airport which is about 58.6 km away.

Q. Is paragliding safe for novices in Laverbrunnen?

a. Yes. In tandem paragliding, it is actually the pilot that drives the paraglider for you and the paragliding at Lauterbrunnen is world class. Therefore, safety is very assured and just remember to follow the advice of your pilot.

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