Lauterbrunnen Valley – Switzerland’s Paradise on Earth
As one of the most scenic areas of Switzerland, the Lauterbrunnen Valley can be found within the canton of Bern. The name of this beautiful natural paradise translates to “many fountains”, and it was named as such because it boasts a total of 72 wonderful waterfalls. As a matter of fact, this place is so beautiful that it inspired Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to write his famous poem called “Spirit song over the waters”, while J. R. R. Tolkien was also struck by its magnificent beauty when he visited the place in 1911.
Some of the most impressive waterfalls at Lauterbrunnen Valley are the Staubbach Falls, which drop from an altitude of 984 feet, but also the Trümmelbach Falls of the ‘Black Monk’ mountain, which boast a height of about 656 feet. Whether you choose to visit this exceptional place during the summer for its breathtaking sights or in winter for its expansive ski slopes, you would definitely not regret coming to Lauterbrunnen Valley. The valley town of Lauterbrunnen sits on an altitude of 2608 feet and represents a great starting point for your trek. The holiday resort of Mürren is also a great place to stay if you want to visit the famous cableway connecting Stechelberg to Schilthorn, while the tranquil mountain village of Isenfluh can also serve as a base for exploring the nearby mountains of Lobhorn. The ski areas of Mürren-Schilthor and Wengen-Kleine Scheidegg are easily accessible via a mountain railway. There are also numerous cross-country ski trails at Lauterbrunnen Valley.
Another noteworthy point of interest includes a UNESCO world heritage themed trail that is teeming with waterfalls, mountain hotels and power stations. If you love grand waterfalls and picturesque mountain views and you find yourself in Switzerland during your travels, we strongly recommend that you make time to visit this incredible paradise on earth called Lauterbrunnen Valley.