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    Is there someone in this world who does not want to holiday by the breathtakingly majestic Mount Alps? Lauterbrunnen is a fairytale-like Swiss village in the lap of the Alps that promises an astounding vacation for every traveller. Lauterbrunnen is home to 72 thundering waterfalls, cozy valleys, alpine meadows where wildflowers bloom in a riot of colors, and absolutely serene car-free mountain inns. Travellers to Lauterbrunnen wake up every morning to the amazing views of the valley accentuated by the grunt of the imposing waterfalls around.

    6 Things To Do In Lauterbrunnen

    The valley is a Heaven for adventure lovers and if you are one such brave soul who loves the near-death experience, try paragliding over the daunting waterfalls and amidst the towering Alpine mountain ranges to appease your thrill thirst. Here is a hand-crafted list of top things to do in the whimsical little village of Lauterbrunnen that ascertain cherishable Swiss moments.

    1. Paragliding
    2. Hike Till Staubbach Waterfall
    3. Hop On The Train To Jungfraujoch Top
    4. Visit Trummelbach Falls
    5. Camping
    6. Lauterbrunnen–Mürren Mountain Railway Ride

    1. Paragliding 

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    Tandem Paragliding is one of the most thrilling outdoor activities in the Lauterbrunnen Valley that lets you enjoy an hour as a bird flying over the stunning landscapes, magnificent waterfalls, and cloud kissing Jungfrau mountain ranges. You start with a few strides over the cliff in Murren at an altitude of about 2150metres and then, as the pilot takes you on an amazing paragliding journey, a feast to all your senses unfold before you.

    Take off Location: Murren
    Airtime: Usually 20 minutes
    Starting price: Starts CHF 140
    Most popular operators: Airtime Paragliding, Twin Paragliding, Paragliding – Jungfrau
    Pro Tips: Wear comfortable outdoor clothing and well-fitted shoes
    People who weigh above 100 kg and those who weigh less than 40 kg may not be permitted

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    2. Hike Till Staubbach Waterfall

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    Staubbach Waterfall is the third highest waterfall in Switzerland and one of the tallest single-drop waterfalls in the world. A small hike out of the town takes you to this iconic waterfall. Then, tourists can hike up the well-marked pathways to reach the tunnel. At the end of the tunnel, is a narrow observation point amidst mountains that clings to the edge of the cliff. The views of the valley below through the curtain of gushing water from such a high altitude are definitely something to be experienced.

    Entry fee: Free
    Ideal for: Friends, Couples, Families with teens or older children, Adventure lovers, Nature enthusiasts, Photographers
    Best time to visit:April to June
    Pro Tip: Wear waterproof jackets as the waterfall sprays water like dust with the swaying wind that one could get completely wet while walking near the waterfalls.

    Steps can get slippery and so, sturdy hiking shoes are a must.

    Make use of the walking sticks available for free at the entrance and put them back in their place while returning

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    3. Hop On The Train To Jungfraujoch Top 

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    The Jungfraujoch station is the highest railway station in Europe that is located at an elevation of 3454 metres. The cogwheel train from Lauterbrunnen runs through some of the scenic and adventurous alpine landscapes before actually taking you to the Jungfraujoch station. The views atop the summit are astounding and one can experience snow here all through the year which makes the train journey totally worth it! If you travelling as a family, this train journey is one of the no-miss things to do in lauterbrunnen.

    Ideal for: Families, Couples, Backpackers
    Fare: CHF 132 per person

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    4. Visit Trummelbach Falls

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    The most daunting waterfall in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, Trummelbach Falls is actually a cascade of 10 waterfalls within a cave amidst majestic mo10untains. The Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one can reach the falls by a tunnel funicular and stairs. The waterfalls thunder out about 20,000 litres a second with a deafening roar and the walk through the wet steps and bridges with terrific views of the waterfalls is definitely not for the faint-hearted ones.

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

    Wear sturdy hiking shoes to minimize the chances of slipping

    Not accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs

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    5. Camping

    Camping In Dharamshala

    The breathtakingly beautiful landscapes of Lauterbrunnen clubbed with dramatic climate make it a camper’s paradise to bask in Nature’s bounty. There are many campgrounds in and around Lauterbrunnen that lay luxurious tents for you so that the climate does not matter when you want to camp; winter or summer – Lauterbrunnen has camping in both the seasons. While camping in summer lets you enjoy a lot of sightseeing and outdoor activities like hikes, and nature walks, winters turn the valley into a frozen destination!

    Ideal for: Families, Couples, Backpackers, Friends, Adventure lovers
    Most popular campgrounds in Lauterbrunnen: Camping Jungfrau Holiday Park, Schützenbach Backpackers & Camping / Hostel, Lauterbrunnen Camping, Camping Jungfrau
    Pro Tips: Wear layers of clothing, thick jackets, and hoodies during winters as the entire area gets covered in thick sheets of snow.

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    6. Lauterbrunnen–Mürren Mountain Railway Ride

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    The scenic ride from Lauterbrunnen to Murren includes a 4 minutes car ride to Grütschalp and then the iconic cogwheel train journey from Grütschalp to Murren for about 14 minutes. As the train chugs through the valley with alpine trees on one side, no wonder one will definitely feel elated. The cable car leaves Lauterbrunnen every half hour and this filmy trip to Murren takes just about 20 minutes in all and the passing views all through the journey are dazzling.

    Ideal for: Families, Couples, Backpackers, Friends, Adventure lovers

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    So, are you all set to enjoy an amazing holidaying in the Alpine valley of Lauterbrunnen reveling in the beauty of the splendid landscapes, roaring waterfalls, quaint little villages, and indulge in a plethora of adrenaline rushing activities? Book your Switzerland holiday packages with TravelTriangle and be ascertained to explore the mountainous village of Lauterbrunnen to the fullest.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About
    Things To Do In Lauterbrunnen

    Q. What is the best time to visit Lauterbrunnen?

    A. The best time to visit Lauterbrunnen is during the warmer months from April to August when the climate is pleasant and is 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 until 25OC. The months from April to June mark the peak season in the Alpine village.

    Q. How many days are required to visit Lauterbrunnen?

    A. A 2 nights and 3 days trip to Lauterbrunnen will help you explore all the tourist attractions, hiking trails, and mountain excursions in a leisurely way.

    Q. Do Indians need VISA to Switzerland?

    A. Yes, Indian passport holders need to apply for a tourist VISA before visiting the country. The Switzerland VISA fees for Indians cost about 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 approximately.

    Q. Is there an airport in Lauterbrunnen?

    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 in Lauterbrunnen safe for novices?

    A. Yes. In tandem paragliding, it is actually the pilot who steers the paraglider for you and paragliding in Lauterbrunnen is world-class. Hence, safety is greatly assured and just remember to adhere to the advice of your pilot.


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