Lauterbrunnen (795 m) lies in an impressive glaciated valley between gigantic rock walls and summits. 72 waterfalls plummet over the walls down to the valley. The Staubbachfall – one of the highest free-falling waterfalls in Europe – inspired Goethe to write his poem “The song of ghosts over waters”.
The village is the departure point of the cable car with the most spectacular scenery in Europe. In summer numerous footpaths and mountain bike routes are waiting to be discovered. In winter both the snow sport regions of Mürren – Schilthorn and Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen are in the close vicinity. One of the longest ski runs leads from the Schilthorn down to Lauterbrunnen – a descent of over 2000 metres!
Don’t Miss Wengen
The car-free resort of Wengen is situated on a sunny plateau and offers breathtaking view to the Jungfrau. Key excursion is the railway trip to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe.
The Lauberhorn Races in January and the Jungfrau Marathon at the beginning of September are only two of the top events held in Wengen.
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Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge.
The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.