General Information About Meiringen
"Many of Meiringen’s attractions are linked to the icy glacier waters of the nearby mountains, such as the Aareschlucht (Aare Gorge), formed by melt water over thousands of years. A well-secured walkway runs through the gorge along the vertical rock face, just above the frothing spray.
A nostalgic funicular transports passengers to the Reichenbach waterfalls, affording picturesque views of smaller waterfalls en route. The viewing platform at the mountain terminus allows a view over the torrent of the 120 metre high Reichenbach waterfall. This is where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictitious detective Sherlock Holmes plunged to his death in «The Final Problem». Conan Doyle spent many holidays in Meiringen, and there is a museum dedicated to him and his famous detective. Readers reacted to the news of Holmes’ death with displeasure, which led the novelist to resurrect him three years later.
Meringues are said to hail from Meiringen and can be enjoyed in one of the many cafes and restaurants.
The Haslital holiday region is geared especially to accommodate families and children and has facilities such as animation programmes, babysitting, a rental service for baby and children’s gear and a toy rental service. The sunny terrace resort of Hasliberg can be reached by cableway or the Brünig Railway and post bus from Meiringen. Hasliberg has wonderful views of Lake Brienz and the glaciers and peaks of the Bernese Oberland.