Lauterbrunnen is by far my favorite destination in Switzerland! Lauterbrunnen is the gateway to the Jungfrau Region and it is also referred to as The Valley Of 72 Waterfalls.
I have visited Lauterbrunnen on two separate occasions, once in winter and the other in summer. I recommend spending around 2-3 days in Lauterbrunnen to make the most out of your visit.
Lauterbrunnen Switzerland is so insanely beautiful that you’ll feel like you are standing in a real-life postcard!
In this Lauterbrunnen Travel Guide, you’ll find everything you need to know about Lauterbrunnen before you go including how to get there, where to stay, top things to do, where to eat, the best time to visit and much more!
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See below for an overview of what you will find in this Lauterbrunnen Travel Guide:
- Where is Lauterbrunnen
- Best time to visit Lauterbrunnen
- How to get to Lauterbrunnen
- 15 things to do in Lauterbrunnen
- Where to stay in Lauterbrunnen
- Where to eat in Lauterbrunnen
- Best tours in Lauterbrunnen
- What to pack for Lauterbrunnen
WHERE IS LAUTERBRUNNEN
Lauterbrunnen is located in the center of Switzerland in the Jungfrau Region among the Swiss Alps.
Lauterbrunnen village is set in a beautiful valley surrounded by monolithic cliffs and features countless glacial waterfalls, hiking trails, ski slopes and quaint villages.
BEST TIME TO VISIT LAUTERBRUNNEN
The best time to visit Lauterbrunnen depends on what you plan to do. If you are planning on cycling or hiking in Lauterbrunnen, then you’ll want to time your visit during summer.
I personally prefer the spring and summer months in Switzerland which is April through to September when temperatures are warm and the landscapes are vividly green.
If you don’t mind the cold, visiting Lauterbrunnen in winter between December and March is absolutely magical because the mountains are completely covered in glistening white snow. Visiting Lauterbrunnen in winter also means you can go skiing in the Swiss Alps.
Lauterbrunnen in Winter
Lauterbrunnen in Summer
HOW TO GET TO LAUTERBRUNNEN
There are many transportation options available when searching for how to get to Lauterbrunnen and it all depends on where you are traveling from within Switzerland.
I have gone into further detail in a separate blog post on How To Get To Lauterbrunnen which you might like to take a look at. It includes all the transport options for getting to Lauterbrunnen from 7 major cities within Switzerland.
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When planning a trip to Switzerland, one of the best and most popular ways to get around the country is by using the all-in-one Swiss Travel Pass which includes the majority of trains, buses and boats throughout the whole of Switzerland.
Once you have purchased the Swiss Travel Pass online, you’ll receive an email with your tickets that you will have to print and keep with you at all times.
I also recommend downloading the SBB Mobile app from the App Store. You can use this app to check all train, bus and boat timetables in Switzerland when you’re on the move.
15 THINGS TO DO IN LAUTERBRUNNEN
#1 VISIT STAUBBACH FALLS
When you arrive in Lauterbrunnen by train, it’s an easy walk from the station through the village to a number of different scenic viewpoints of Staubbach Falls and upper Lauterbrunnen Valley.
Staubbach Falls is one of the impressive waterfalls I have ever seen which is why I have added it to this Lauterbrunnen travel guide!
These glacial falls gush down from the 300 meter high peaks and emerge into the river that cuts through the village of Lauterbrunnen.
Visiting Staubbach Falls is one of the best things to do in Lauterbrunnen in summer and in winter.
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After taking some photos of the falls from the village, follow the road down till you reach the base of Staubbach Falls. You can walk up the stairs and into a man-made grotto that leads behind Staubbach Falls.
From inside the grotto, peering out looks like a scene out of Jurassic Park, without the dinosaurs, unfortunately! The view of the distant glacier-filled Lauterbrunnen Valley is mesmerizing and almost looks too good to be true.
On a clear day, you can spot paragliders and base jumpers soaring around in the skies above and distant waterfalls flowing heavily over the edge of the towering cliffs into Lauterbrunnen Valley.
View of Staubbach Falls – Lauterbrunnen Travel Guide
Staubbach Falls Lauterbrunnen
#2 TRÜMMELBACH FALLS
Trümmelbach Falls can be found in the heart of Lauterbrunnen. They are the world’s only glacier waterfalls that are accessible underground by lift, galleries, tunnels, paths and platforms.
There is an easy walking trail from Lauterbrunnen Village that will take you through vast meadows in the direction of Trümmelbach Falls.
Trümmelbach Falls carries the water from the glaciers of Jungfrau down to Lauterbrunnen Valley. Up to 20,000 liters of water travel through the falls per second, they are a sight and a sound to behold.
This is one of the top things to see in Lauterbrunnen during your visit!
Trümmelbach Falls Lauterbrunnen Switzerland
#3 MÜRREN VILLAGE
This delightful village of Mürren lies at the very end of Lauterbrunnen Valley, filled with traditional chalets and idyllic village life.
You can jump on the public bus No. 141 that runs from Lauterbrunnen to Mürren every thirty minutes. The bus departs from outside Lauterbrunnen Railway Station or you can hail it down on the main road near Trümmelbach Falls.
The bus journey time is around twenty minutes. Click Here to see the Lauterbrunnen Bus 141 timetables.
Mürren offers a peaceful atmosphere with beautiful restaurants and cafes offering traditional Swiss dining and is also a great starting point for hiking, cycling or skiing trails.
This picturesque village of Mürren is a must-see spot and I highly recommend adding it to your list of places to visit in Lauterbrunnen.
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Mürren Village in Lauterbrunnen
#4 MOUNT SCHILTHORN
Once you have spent a bit of time wandering around Mürren, next on the list of places to see in Lauterbrunnen is Mount Schilthorn.
Head to Stechelberg Gondola Station which is located in Mürren at the base of Mount Schilthorn and using the Swiss Travel Pass, you can ride the gondola all the way up to the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant.
Alternatively, you can purchase a roundtrip cable car ticket to Mt Schilthorn (Piz Gloria) online for just $46 USD.
Note: Without the Swiss Travel Pass or the online-bought cable car ticket, a return trip on the gondola from Stechelberg to Mount Schilthorn will set you back 105 CHF ($105 USD) if you pay at the counter.
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Mount Schilthorn is a popular ski field in Lauterbrunnen if you wish to spend a day skiing in Lauterbrunnen. Though if skiing is not your jam, you can still head up to the famous Piz Gloria viewpoint regardless to enjoy the view.
If you are a fan of James Bond 007, Piz Gloria located on the top of Mount Schilthorn is where one of the original 007 movies was filmed back in 1969. Expect to see James Bond memorabilia galore at Piz Gloria.
Aside from this, there is a 360-degree viewpoint at the summit of Mt Schilthorn and the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant features floor to ceiling glass windows offering extensive views of the Swiss Alps in the Jungfrau Region. Not a bad spot for lunch if you ask me!
Also, if you are not afraid of heights, I dare you to take the knee-jittering thrill walk around the front face of Mount Schilthorn, another one of the best Lauterbrunnen attractions!
Mt Schilthorn – Lauterbrunnen
Thrill walk Lauterbrunnen
Top of Mount Schilthorn – Switzerland Lauterbrunnen
View from Mt Schilthorn – Lauterbrunnen
#5 ICONIC TRAIN FROM LAUTERBRUNNEN TO WENGEN
The Iconic Yellow Train from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen is a popular attraction for everyone visiting the valley and I highly recommend adding it to your list of things to do in Lauterbrunnen!
If you happen to be at the top of Mount Schilthorn, ride the gondola back down to the Stechelberg Gondola Station and jump on the public bus 141 to return to Lauterbrunnen Train Station.
If you are in Lauterbrunnen Village itself, find your way on foot to Lauterbrunnen Train Station.
Simply walk down into Lauterbrunnen Railway Station and ask one of the staff members at the station which platform you need to wait on to take the Lauterbrunnen to Wengen train and they will point you in the right direction.
The iconic yellow train will take you up and over the mountainside from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen Village which is located in the opposite valley.
Be sure to stick your head out of the train window on the way up the mountainside for an awe-inspiring view of Lauterbrunnen Valley.
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The iconic Lauterbrunnen to Wengen train
#6 WENGEN VILLAGE
Arriving by the iconic yellow train, you’ll soon see why Wengen Village is one of the best places to see in Lauterbrunnen!
There is another ski field at Wengen Village if you visit Lauterbrunnen in winter and from the town, you can enjoy another perspective of the Swiss Alps in the Jungfrau Region.
There is an old church in Wengen Village which is a great vantage point to get some photos of the village and surrounding mountains.
I recommend spending an hour or so wandering around Wengen Village, checking out the classic Swiss-style chalets and admiring how the locals live their lives up here on the mountainside.
Getting back to Lauterbrunnen Valley is very easy, just jump back on the yellow train from Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, disembarking at the train station.
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Wengen Village – Lauterbrunnen
Epic views in Wengen – Lauterbrunnen Switzerland
#7 WENGEN TO MÄNNLICHEN HIKE
Wengen to Männlichen hike is another one of the best activities in Lauterbrunnen, where an upward trail leaves from Wengen via the Eiger Ultra Trail. The full hike is 4.9 km that takes roughly 2-hours past some of the best scenery we’ve come across in the Lauterbrunnen region.
The route, however, is steep, and narrow, and may not be the best hike in Lauterbrunnen for beginners.
Männlichen is one of the newer cable car routes to be included on the Jungfrau Travel Pass as a stop between Grindelwald, Wengen and Grund, and it is possible to just start at Männlichen Cable Car Stop for the final stretch known as The Männlichen Royal Walk.
There’s a nice crown at the top, and this Lauterbrunnen hike (or upward stroll really) is only around 20-minutes at the most walking there and then less back. But many people will do similar where they take the cable cars to Männlichen before walking a more leisurely downhill route back to Wengen.
There is also an alternative option from Männlichen with a hike to the pass at Kleine Scheidegg (1-hour 30 minutes) before following the downhill trek from Kleine Scheidegg (2-hours 30-minutes) back to Wengen. Again, this is a ridiculously scenic route and one of the best things to do in Lauterbrunnen.
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Wengen to Männlichen – Lauterbrunnen Things To Do
Incredible views – Things to do in Lauterbrunnen Switzerland
#8 PARAGLIDING IN LAUTERBRUNNEN
If you are a thrill-seeker looking for the ultimate experience and the best views of the valley then this activity is one of the best things to do in Lauterbrunnen!
Flying over the Lauterbrunnen U-Valley, you can book an all-inclusive tandem paragliding experience. Flying tandem with an instructor allows you to focus purely on the flight, the experience takes care of all other logistics offering pick up from your Lauterbrunnen hotel to the launch site and even a post-flight drink included.
Full safety equipment and an experienced pilot are part of this must-do activity on your list of Lauterbrunnen things to do.
The experience will cost you around $190 and can be booked online in advance. The experience lasts for around 1 hour and 30 minutes where you can expect to take in all of the aerial views of breathtaking Lauterbrunnen.
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Paragliding in Lauterbrunnen
Flying high in Switzerland Lauterbrunnen
#9 JUNGFRAUJOCH (TOP OF EUROPE) DAY TRIP
This day trip from Lauterbrunnen takes you on the cogwheel train to the highest train station in Europe in Jungfraujoch. It’s definitely not to be missed on your list of things to do in Lauterbrunnen.
The tour starts at 7:50 am and returns to Lauterbrunnen at 1:20 pm. Included in the tour is a round-trip transfer from Lauterbrunnen train station to Jungfraujoch, where you’ll complete your Alpine ascent by cogwheel train.
Once at the top, you will be able to view the UNESCO-listed landscape and explore summit attractions such as the Ice Palace, Sphinx Vantage Terrace, 360° Cinematic Experience, Alpine sensation and the Snow Fun Park with a knowledgeable guide.
You can even grab a bite to eat at the Crystal Restaurant, Aletsch Self Service or visit the Lindt Chocolate Heaven!
This day tour costs around $170 and it’s best to book online with Klook before your trip.
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Train to Jungfraujoch from Lauterbrunnen
Top of Europe – Lauterbrunnen
Unreal scenery at Jungfraujoch
#10 MÜRREN TO GRUTSCHALP HIKE
An easy but one of the most scenic hikes in the Lauterbrunnen Valley is the one from Mürren to Grutschalp.
This Lauterbrunnen hiking trail starts beside the Mürren train station and gradually meanders down to Grutschalp via the hamlet of Winteregg.
The well-made path offers an interesting and panoramic route – alongside the railway line, through alpine meadows and over rushing streams. A more than worthy addition to your list of things to do in Lauterbrunnen.
There are some wonderful viewing opportunities of the Eiger, Jungfrau and Monch as you make your descent (or ascent) on this incredible Lauterbrunnen hike.
The path is mostly flat and suitable for all ages and it’s recommended you allow around 1-hour and 10-minutes to complete this hike in Lauterbrunnen. You’ll probably take longer though, as you’ll want to stop and admire the views!
If you are traveling to Lauterbrunnen during the summer months, a visit to the Alpkaserie Staubbach at Winteregg is an absolute must.
This alpine cheese dairy sells the most delicious homemade yogurt and cheese straight from the farm gate. You’ll pass the farmer’s cows as you stroll along the path so do yourself a favor and sample their products. You’ll find Alpkaserie Staubbach near the Winteregg station.
You can start this Lauterbrunnen hike in either Mürren or Grutschalp and it’s a great way to do something active either before or after a visit to the Schilthorn.
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#11 GRINDELWALD DAY TRIP
A day trip to Grindelwald is a must for any thrill-seekers looking for the best activities around Lauterbrunnen.
Grindelwald has many high flying attractions including the Cliff Walk by Tissot, a rope trail with a 40m long suspension bridge which leads along the rock face to a viewing platform and the First Flieger zipline, where you race at speeds of up to 84 km/h down an 800 meter-long cable sat in a harness!
On top of this, you can race down the sie of Mount First on a Trottibike scooter or a mountain cart.
Other things to do in Grindelwald include taking one of the trekking trails to Lake Bachalp or enjoy a meal at the Mt. First Restaurant.
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Cliff Walk Grindelwald
Grindelwald Switzerland Lauterbrunnen
Mt. First in winter – Lauterbrunnen Blog
#12 SCHYNIGE PLATTE TO FIRST HIKE
Hiking from Schynige Platte to First is one of the top-favorite things to do in Lauterbrunnen for active travelers. It’s sometimes called the Faulhornweg, after the Faulhorn peak that you will climb as part of this Lauterbrunnen hike.
It’s a fairly strenuous walk but definitely worth it, and is one of the best day hikes in Lauterbrunnen and arguably the whole Jungfrau region.
It takes about six hours to cover the 16 kilometers of the trail. The tourism office promotes this hike by saying that you will see six pearls in six hours:
- alpine flowers on the Matten
- the Loucherhorn
- the karst landscape in Güw
- the Sägistalsee
- the view from the Faulhorn
- the Bachalpsee
All of this mountain scenery is spectacular, but most people will agree that the best of the six is the view from the Faulhorn, with the Jungfrau massif on one side and Lake Brienz on the other. And the endpoint at First is also breathtaking, with great views of the 3701-meter Wetterhorn peak.
Add another hour or two onto the total time of this hike in Lauterbrunnen if you choose to walk down from First to Grindelwald. The alternative is to catch the gondola, which costs 30 CHF.
There are also various activities available at First, like go-karts, a flying fox and even hang-gliding, that you might want to take advantage of if you still have energy left.
I recommend bringing a packed lunch with you on this Lauterbrunnen hike, but if you want to eat afterward then Eiger in Grindelwald serves fresh, healthy food, including options for vegetarians and vegans in Switzerland.
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Schnige Platte to First – Switzerland Lauterbrunnen
Awe-inspiring views in Lauterbrunnen
Amazing scenery – Lauterbrunnen Switzerland
#13 OTHER HIKES IN LAUTERBRUNNEN
There are nearly 400 designated hiking trails in Lauterbrunnen Valley catering for every ability and if you have the time, be sure to add one of these hikes to your list of things to do in Lauterbrunnen.
Some of the best trails to take when hiking in Lauterbrunnen are:
- Path to Murren through Blumental which takes you through the flower valley, named after the 150 different flower species that grow there.
- The iconic Eiger trail, a high route brings you right in front of the famous Eiger Nordwand.
- Trail to Wengen that ascends most of the way but gives you glimpses of the Breithorn and Staubbach Falls cascading into Lauterbrunnen Valley.
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Lauterbrunnen hiking – Switzerland Lauterbrunnen
The hiking trail up to Wengen – Lauterbrunnen Valley
#14 CYCLING IN LAUTERBRUNNEN
There are nearly 60 cycle routes dotted around Lauterbrunnen with something for every ability and ranging from the peaceful and relaxing to the hair-raising and thrill-seeking kind.
There are trails allowing you to cycle to most of the surrounding villages including Grindlewald, Wengen and Gimmelwald as well as routes to take in all of the iconic mountains surrounding the valley including Jungfrau, Eiger and Breithorn.
Lauterbrunnen valley is a must-visit for any cycling enthusiast!
Cycling in Lauterbrunnen
#15 SKYDIVING IN INTERLAKEN
Skydiving in Interlaken (just 20-minutes by train from Lauterbrunnen) is one of the best experiences you can have and I guarantee you will remember it for a lifetime!
What better way to finish off your list of things to do in Lauterbrunnen than tandem-jumping out of a helicopter from 15,000 feet, freefalling over the magnificent mountains in the Jungfrau Region.
The Swiss skydive masters make sure your safety is their number 1 priority. All tandem instructors are trained, licensed and experienced to ensure you have the most incredible experience knowing that you are completely safe at the same time.
One of the best parts about skydiving here in the Swiss Alps is the phenomenal view of Lauterbrunnen Valley and Interlaken from 15,000 feet in the air! But don’t get too comfortable, because your instructor will shortly be opening the doors of the helicopter to take the leap.
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Helicopter Skydiving – Things to do in Lauterbrunnen
Skydiving over Lauterbrunnen Switzerland
MORE THINGS TO DO IN LAUTERBRUNNEN
If you have a few days to explore, there are a number of other great activities in Lauterbrunnen which I haven’t included in this Lauterbrunnen guide and might appeal to you.
Head over to the Get Your Guide website for other fun things to do in Lauterbrunnen Switzerland and book online ahead of time.
WHERE TO STAY IN LAUTERBRUNNEN
The majority of people visiting Lauterbrunnen choose to stay in Interlaken, a small city located just twenty minutes drive or twenty minutes on the train from Lauterbrunnen.
Lauterbrunnen has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay in Lauterbrunnen to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations in Lauterbrunnen and Interlaken that I personally recommend:
This 5-star hotel is centrally located in between two beautiful lakes in the picturesque town of Interlaken. Victoria Jungfrau Hotel features a spa, swimming pool, sauna and steam room. The spacious rooms have elegant interiors and marble bathrooms, boasting views of the snowcapped mountains in the Jungfrau region. Wifi is free and breakfast is included.
Mid Range: Hotel Interlaken
Hotel Interlaken is where I based myself for one-night because it is conveniently located just five minutes’ walk from Interlaken East Train Station and a twenty-minute train ride to Lauterbrunnen Valley. Hotel Interlaken is the perfect accommodation for couples, families, solo travelers and friends. Featuring large rooms, mountain views and a delicious buffet breakfast.
Budget: Lauterbrunnen Valley Hostel
If you are travelling solo the Valley Hostel is your best option for cheap accommodation. Located in the heart of Lauterbrunnen Valley. This hostel is walking distance to nearby waterfalls, retail shops, restaurants and the main train station. Valley Hostel offers dorms and private rooms for every sort of traveller!
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WHERE TO EAT IN LAUTERBRUNNEN
When visiting Lauterbrunnen, there is a wide selection of cafes and restaurants offering a choice of different style cuisines for everyone’s tastebuds.
See below for the 10 Best Lauterbrunnen Restaurants and Cafes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks!
#1 AIRTIME CAFÉ
Set right in the heart of Lauterbrunnen, this European style café is highly rated as one of the best Lauterbrunnen restaurants. The perfect place to stop when looking to have lunch, coffees and light bites.
Airtime Lauterbrunnen is warm and friendly and has comfortable seating areas for you to relax and enjoy the free Wifi on offer while enjoying the lovely menu on offer.
Catering to vegetarians, vegans and any following a gluten free diet, this Lauterbrunnen Restaurant has a selection to suit everyone from sandwiches, pasta, pies and soups and a vast drinks menu of hot chocolates, coffees, mulled wines and cocktails.
Open daily from 9 am – 6 pm.
#2 HOTEL OBERLAND RESTAURANT
Located in the centre of the village, this Lauterbrunnen restaurant within the Hotel Oberland offers traditional European cuisine. With an outdoor garden space for dining in the summer months they also offer a range of drinks from smoothies to fine wines.
The extensive menu offers soups, salads, pizzas, pasta, meat and fish dishes and traditional Swiss dishes of fondues and röstis.
They also have an extensive dessert menu ranging from ice cream to their highly rated chocolate cake, this is one of the most delicious Lauterbrunnen restaurants.
Open daily from 11.30 am – 8 pm.
#3 HOTEL HORNERPUB LAUTERBRUNNEN
This traditional Swiss pub located right in the centre of Lauterbrunnen is a perfect stop at any time of the day when looking for where to eat in Lauterbrunnen.
This cozy wood-filled pub not only has a wide selection of local beers on offer but the menu also offers a high quality of choices from a traditionally Swiss menu. Don’t miss Hotel Hornerpub on your list of Lauterbrunnen restaurants to try!
Open daily from 9 am – 12.30 am.
#4 MARY’S CAFÉ
Set on-piste just above Lauterbrunnen in Wengen Village, this is one of the top Lauterbrunnen restaurants to check out whilst out exploring the slopes on your skis or board. Mary’s Cafe is also accessible from the hiking trails.
This cute Lauterbrunnen café serves breakfast and lunch as well as a range of hot and cold drinks as well as beer an wine. The menu offers traditional Swiss meals all set around a cosy open fire set against the beautiful backdrop of the Alps.
Open daily from 9 am – 5.30 pm.
#5 RESTAURANT SULWALD-STÜBLI
Set in the mountains between Lauterbrunnen and Wengen and accessible by road and footpath, Sulwald-Stübli restaurant in Lauterbrunnen boasts stunning views of the valley and the mountains.
The traditional wooden décor presents a beautiful Swiss chalet vibe and the menu caters to vegetarians offering a range of soups and traditional Swiss meals. This is a great little place to check out when searching for the best Lauterbrunnen restaurants.
Open daily from 8 am – 12 am.
#6 RESTAURANT SCHÜTZEN
Serving traditional Swiss meals from rösti to fondue, this minimalist style restaurant is a nice stop when looking for tasty Lauterbrunnen restaurants.
The staff are friendly and welcoming and all diets are catered for with choice for all. With a selection of local beers also on offer, this is one of the best Lauterbrunnen restaurants for families looking for somewhere that caters for the whole family.
Restaurant Shützen – Lauterbrunnen
#7 BÄCKEREI VON ALLMEN
Situated right across from the train station, this is one of the top favorite Lauterbrunnen restaurants when looking for something quick and inexpensive.
With a selection of bread, pastries and light bites on offer this is a great stop for breakfast or brunch when looking for where to eat in Lauterbrunnen. Bäckerei Von Allmen offers fresh products daily as well as freshly brewed coffee.
Open daily from 7 am – 7 pm.
Bäckerei Von Allmen – Lauterbrunnen
#8 RESTAURANT CAPRICE
Offering a panoramic view of the mountains and outdoor seating in the summer months, this gorgeous restaurant in Lauterbrunnen is set just outside in Wengen. It’s worth the 11-minute train ride to experience all this Lauterbrunnen restaurant has to offer.
With a delightful, well thought out menu catering for all dietary requirements, you can expect traditional cooking presented and served to the highest standard.
Open daily for Breakfast 7.30 am – 10 am, Lunch 12 pm – 2.30 pm, Dinner 6.30 pm – 9 pm (last orders).
#9 SWISS RESTAURANT WEIDSTÜBLI
This highly rated restaurant offers traditional Swiss cuisine. Set close to Staubbach Falls, this is one of the best Lauterbrunnen restaurants that is warm and friendly with an old-style Swiss feel.
Offering generous portions, the menu caters for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free diets and has choices including fondue, steaks and pizzas.
This is the perfect place to stop whilst hiking in around the falls and a great place to check out when looking for where to eat in Lauterbrunnen.
#10 SILBERHORN RESTAURANT
Set in Wengen village, this restaurant Lauterbrunnen offers traditional Swiss cuisine set with the beautiful backdrop of the Alps.
From stone-baked pizzas to fondue, the menu offers a range of choices for all and caters for vegetarian and gluten-free diets.
This is one of the best Lauterbrunnen restaurants to stop for a meal when looking for where to eat in Lauterbrunnen.
Open daily from 8 am – 10 pm.
Looking for the best Lauterbrunnen Tours?
When staying in Lauterbrunnen, there are so many sights and experiences to take in. From the gorgeous valleys, the glacial waterfalls and the beautiful mountain ranges, it can be hard to decide where to start.
Guided Lauterbrunnen tours can be a perfect way to see the local area and have the on-hand experience from a knowledgeable guide to make your experience one to remember.
See below for a list of the best tours in Lauterbrunnen to be had;
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MOUNT SCHILTHORN TOUR
This full-day trip is by far one of the best Lauterbrunnen tours!
With pick up points in Lauterbrunnen Valley, Interlaken, Stechelberg Murren and Grindelwald takes you up into the Bernese Alps to experience the world-famous thrill walk that leads down into the vertical walls of the imposing rock.
The steel structure clings to the rock and then swings under the observation platform and the cable car to end below the cable car station for the ultimate adrenaline walk.
You will proceed up to Mt. Schiltorn with its revolving Piz Gloria and iconic buildings made famous by the James Bond film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.’ There is a James Bond museum as well as gift shops and outside you can experience panoramic views to Mount Eiger.
The full-day tour in Lauterbrunnen costs around $300 with all cable car and entry prices included and can be booked online before your trip.
Thrill Walk Lauterbrunnen
Mt. Schilthorn – Lauterbrunnen
LAUTERBRUNNEN WATERFALLS & PHOTO TOUR
On this Lauterbrunnen tour, capture the iconic Lauterbrunnen Waterfalls from their most flattering angles on an 8-hour small-group photography tour.
The start off, this Lauterbrunnen tour runs from Lucerne but can also be met in Lauterbrunnen.
This glacial valley is home to 72 postcard-worthy waterfalls, and the charming village of Mürren and you will be guided around all the picture-perfect stops in this area.
Whether you need the perfect shot to share on social media or want to round-out your photography portfolio, your professional guide is on hand to provide personalized advice and take you to the best viewing points and picturesque spots.
This Lauterbrunnen tour is for any level of photographer and no prior experience is necessary and you are also welcome to join the tour just for the sightseeing if you have no interest in photography.
The group sizes are up to six people making this a perfect personalized tour of Lauterbrunnen.
Prices are around $630 for a group of up to six and can be pre-booked online with no upfront costs.
Staubbach Falls – Lauterbrunnen
LAUTERBRUNNEN SCENIC FLIGHT
This Lauterbrunnen helicopter tour offers an experience like no other. Taking off from Hotel Silberhorn in Lauterbrunnen, you will fly out over the Alps, passing over the Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory and around Mount Eiger, Mount Monch and Mount Jungfrau.
The highlight of your trip will be a landing on the glacier to enjoy the views and take photos before embarking on your return flight to Hotel Silberhorn.
The tour costs around $400 and can be booked online, or through the hotel.
Helicopter tour in Lauterbrunnen
FINAL THOUGHTS OF LAUTERBRUNNEN
Of all the places I have visited in Switzerland, I personally rate Lauterbrunnen as one of the best locations that simply offers it all. From the thrill-seeking adventures to unbelievably beautiful scenery and everything in between!
If you have any questions at all about Lauterbrunnen Switzerland, feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this post and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
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WHAT TO PACK FOR LAUTERBRUNNEN
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
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MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.
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