Travel Guide

General Information About Lauterbrunnen

"The very name ‘Lauter Brunnen’ (‘many fountains’) suggests the magnificence of this landscape. There are 72 waterfalls in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, the most famous being the Staubbach Falls. Plunging almost 300 metres from an overhanging rock face, they are one of the highest free-falling waterfalls in Europe. In 1779, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe visited the valley, and was inspired by the roaring waters to write his well-known poem ‘Spirit song over the waters’ 

Another deafening natural phenomenon are the Trümmelbach Falls in the ‘Black Monk’ mountain, hidden behind mighty rock faces. Up to 20,000 litres of water per second cascade over the ten glacier falls from a total height of about 200 metres. This spectacle can only be reached in summer by tunnel lift."

    • Airtime Paragliding
    • Lauterbrunnen Valley waterfalls
    • Trummelbach Falls
    • Staubbach Fall
    • Imboden Bike


"Views from here extend over the valley of Grindelwald to the Schynige tableland and depths of the Lauterbrunn valley, not omitting the famous Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau trio in the Bernese Alps. Those wishing to get a closer view of alpine landscapes climb to the little Sulseeli lake and continue on to the SAC Lobhorn hut, followed by a march to the 2413 meter-high Sulegg.

Monster-scooters (in winter a sled path) purest nature, sayings and place of power are further features that attract people here.

Altitude: 1520m 
View: Over the Lauterbrunnen Valley and Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau trio 
Attractions: Mountain hikes, monster-scooters, powerful walking trail"