10 Best Things to do in Lauterbrunnen: 2020 (Updated List)
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Activities to do in Lauterbrunnen


Take a Jungfraujoch train to the Top of Europe , Visit Trummelbach Falls , Day trips to Grindelwald , Lauterbrunnen–Mürren Mountain Railway Ride , Skiing at Mount Schilthorn , Explore Wengen Village , Do Mountain Biking , Paragliding at Murren , and many more.

An opulence of things to do in Lauterbrunnen awaits you, for an exciting vacation. Nestled amidst the snow-capped Swiss Alps, Lauterbrunnen is a mountainside village in Switzerland. This valley illuminates with 72 waterfalls, towering mountains, quaint little cafés serving traditional cheese fondues!

The main attraction of Lauterbrunnen is that whenever you visit, this place will serve you with a plethora of fun activities. When it comes to 
things to do in Lauterbrunnen in winter, you can opt for skiing at Mount Schilthorn or head on a trip to the Top of Europe. Don’t worry, there are several things to do in Lauterbrunnen in summer too! Lauterbrunnen is just perfect for you to explore nearby places like Wengen town and Murren during the summers.

Not to forget, the nearby villages can be perfectly explored by riding a mountain bike or heading on a paragliding experience. Set amidst the blend of lush green valleys and snow alps, you’ll never get enough of the captivating spectrum of activities in Lauterbrunnen!

Here's list of things to do in Lauterbrunnen:

01

Skiing at Mount Schilthorn

Skiing at Mount Schilthorn

Skiing at Mount Schilthorn is one of the best things to do in Lauterbrunnen in winters! This ski resort is enveloped amidst the soaring mountains of the Jungfrau region where the ski routes are lined up to 3 km. Proper equipment and attires are provided for a safe and secure skiing experience.

Also, Mount Schilthorn offers a remarkable panoramic view of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, “Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch”. The top of this mountain also zooms into the nearby village, a revolving restaurant, the Bond World, and the 007 Walk of Fame. Mount Schilthorn also looks over the valley of Lauterbrunnen and spans from Titlis, Eiger, and other mountain peaks.

Location: 
Mount Schilthorn, 3825 Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland.

Timings: 
Before the dusk.

Price: 
CHF 105.

02

Take a Jungfraujoch train to the Top of Europe

Take a Jungfraujoch train to the Top of Europe

When it comes to things to do in Lauterbrunnen in winter, this place flaunts a flurry of mesmerizing activities. One such activity is travelling to the top of Europe in a Jungfraujoch train. This train journey will take you into a different world filled with snow, serene landscapes, and hundreds of glaciers.

The voyage would take you across several climate zones as your journey would start from an altitude of 570 m and lead to 3454 m.

Location: 
Bernese Alps.

Timings: 
The journey is open year-round and is usually a half-day trip.

Price: 
-June, July, August –
 CHF235 (CHF250 first class).
-November and early December – CHF184 (CHF200 first class).
-Rest of the Year – CHF210 (CHF226 first class).

03

Visit Trummelbach Falls

Visit Trummelbach Falls

One of the best things to do in Lauterbrunnen in summer is to hike to the Trummelbach falls. These 10 falls of Trummelbach cascade into a cave and are also primarily famed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Lauterbrunnen Valley’s 72 waterfalls. To reach the top of the falls, you’ll have to walk through the cement pathway through a cavern which would take nearly 45 minutes. Or, you can also take a lift to the top and cherish the view of the Lauterbrunnen valley.

Location: 
Jungfrau Region, Berner Oberland in Switzerland.

Timings: 
9 am - 5 pm.

Price: Adults -
 CHF 11; Children - CHF 4.

04

Day trips to Grindelwald

Day trips to Grindelwald

Instead of fretting about what to do in Lauterbrunnen, head on a magical day trip to the Glacier Village in Grindelwald. Here, you can head to the excursion to Mount First by taking a cable car, or, beat those high rides by taking an enthralling ride with mountain bikes in summers. Furthermore, Grindelwald is also great for skiing, the popular places being Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen, Bodmiarena and Grindelwald-First.

Or, if you’re looking for more adventurous hikes then climb up the steeper summit of Monch. If you’re visiting around September then don’t forget to cherish the unique mountain marathons at the Jungfrau Marathon in Grindelwald.

Location:
 Bernese Alps, Switzerland.

Timings: 
In the morning.

Price:
-CHF 4.32
-CHF 16.97

05

Paragliding at Murren

Paragliding at Murren

Try your hands at some adventurous things to do in Lauterbrunnen in summers at Murren. This mountainside village is the prime spot for quenching your thirst of paragliding. Get a bird’s eye view of snow-capped mountains around lush greenery and cosy villages.

For safe experience, long pants and sturdy hiking boots will be provided at the paragliding stations. The paragliding flight would last for 10-15 minutes depending upon weather, the wind strength and direction. Also, be prepared for the wing-over tricks mid-air while paragliding!

Location: 
Fuhren, 3822 Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland.

Timings: 
9 am - 6 pm.

Price: 
-CHF 50
-CHF 60.

06

Explore Wengen Village

Explore Wengen Village

When it comes to things to do in Lauterbrunnen, Wengen village has conquered it all. This mountain village is at a dizzying altitude of 1274 m and is home to various attractions. If you’re wondering about things to do in Lauterbrunnen in winters then head to Wengen to witness the Lauberhorn ski races of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in January.

Also, this village has Protestant English, Swiss, and Roman Catholic Churches that you can visit.  Wengen village also serves as a base for trekking excursions to the Jungfraujoch and the Männlichen.

Location: Wengen Village, Bernese Oberland, Jungfrau region.


Timings: Day time, morning or afternoon.


Price: 
CHF 150 per person.

07

Hike Till Staubbach Waterfall

Hike Till Staubbach Waterfall

Free yourself from the worries of what to do in Lauterbrunnen and head on an excursion to the Staubbach waterfall. This hike will take approximately 90 minutes whilst you walk amidst nature’s bounty and beauty of the striking Breithorn. To reach the backside of Staubbach falls, head to the ascending trails and reach the sheltered cove right behind the waterfall’s drop.

The hike might get steep in between but with robust footwear, it will be good to go, therefore come here to test your adventurous self in Lauterbrunnen. Also, keep that rain poncho in case of a sudden downpour.

Location: 
Staubbach waterfall, Jungfrau region, Switzerland.

Timings: 
9 am to 6 pm.

08

Do Mountain Biking

Do Mountain Biking

Thinking about adventurous things to do in Lauterbrunnen? Head to the soaring peaks of the village for an enthralling mountain biking experience. In Lauterbrunnen, Wengen and Murren are the best descents for travelling down the zig-zag valleys.

Moreover, you can get normal bikes or e-bikes at a reasonable price from the stores available at the village. Don’t forget, mountain biking will take you to a cultural exploration of the valleys where you can meet and greet locals too. Pack up helmets and necessary precautions and quench your thirst for snowy adventures!

Location: 
Rent the bikes Fuhren and travel to Grindelwald, Wengen, or Murren.

Timings: 
Day time.

Price: 
CHF 40 – CHF 60.

09

Lauterbrunnen–Mürren Mountain Railway Ride

There are hundreds of things to do in Lauterbrunnen but hopping on a mountain railway ride to Murren is something completely unique. The town of Murren is car-free and you can explore it via train and cableway only. For this ride, you’ll have to take a cableway called Grutschalpbahn then hop on a narrow-gauge train to Murren.

The route between Lauterbrunnen and Murren is draped in a blanket of snow and scenic landscapes that would leave you in awe. This journey will offer a close look at the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau mountains which are settled across the deep valley of the Mountain Railway Ride.

Location: 
Bernese Oberland area, Switzerland.

Timings: 
Trains are available around 9.30 am.

Price: 
CHF 9 – CHF 16.

10

Savour a Traditional Cheese Fondue in Mürren

If you’re looking for authentic things to do in Lauterbrunnen then you should definitely taste the traditional Swiss cheese fondue. To savour this cheesy delight, you’d have to head to Murren. Whilst you can surely visit a restaurant or a cafe within the city to taste the fondue, it's particularly considered as a welcome reward after the steep walk to the mountainside village of Murren.

These Swiss cheese fondues include Gruyere, Emmental, and creamy Vacherin fribourgeois. You can ask for french bread or breadsticks with the fondue or ask healthier options like multigrain bread too.

Location: 
Murren, foot of the Schilthorn peak, Switzerland.

Timings: 
Any time.

Price: 
CHF 30 to CHF 50 per person.

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The best fun I had at night in Switzerland was with sulwald Sledding experience at Interlaken. The activities are really organized and the guide gives thorough instruction about the details of the night. I must say that these instructions can get really boring but the guide found a way to make it really fun. I and my partner I was able to get into the action really fast with Sledging which followed dinner. All in all, I must thank Thrillophilia for making our night adventurous.
21 December 2020
Excellent
Riding on a supremely comfortable coach through the picturesque landscapes, the Jungfraujoch Trip was a once in a lifetime experience for me. The entire journey was just really beautiful and we had a ton of fun throughout the voyage.
06 February 2020
Excellent
I was traveling with my family and it was a great journey. We were able to capture some amazing shots of the natural delight the place had to offer. The kids had a lot of fun. The customer support team of thrillophilia was also very helpful in clearing out a number of doubts I had about the tour. Remember to carry your voucher with you, a mobile voucher with you will also do, if not physical.
27 December 2019
Excellent
Visited the church, the chapel, and many other historic sites around the place. It was really engaging and we got to learn a lot about the culture of the place. The guide was well informed. Don't forget to carry enough water to the trip. There is a lot of walking around to do and you would not want to get thirsty. All the best for your trip!
16 February 2020
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If you love to indulge in some adventure with your family and friends, the Mount Titlis is the place to be. To start with, the package is totally affordable and delivers every bit of it. The view from the cliff walk is surreal. The safety is on it's place and the guide too is very good there.
23 January 2020
Excellent
The Mount Titlis Day Tour with Cable Car was a delightful experience for me. I was traveling with my spouse. The views were gorgeous and something that I can never forget about, it was dramatically gorgeous. If you are visiting Switzerland then Mount Titlis cable car ride is a great way to spend some time in the arms of nature and enjoy a great time. I was also able to capture some really good photos of the cute little snow penguins.
17 October 2019
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The best time I spent with my family throughout our Switzerland tour was with Mount Titlis Day. The cliff walk was really amazing and my family was thrilled to enjoy such a breathtaking view from so high up. The tickets are also very reasonably priced and believe me I searched a lot of the tickets and found the best price here at Thrillophilia.
10 February 2020
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The fully rotating cable car experience topped with interacting with the snow penguins makes for a really fun time to enjoy. I recommend everyone should once visit the Mount Titlis and do the Cable Car ride. And I must say that the view from the cable car was amazing.
04 November 2019
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It was great to spend such a great evening enjoying a ton of fun activities. I had a lot fun sledding and I must say that the fondue dinner was delicious. Fun and food, a great way to spend a night indeed.
10 December 2019
Excellent
The dinner was on point, the activities were really fun and I along with my kids had a lot of fun exploring the night night sledding experience. If you are in interlaken you have to take one night out and enjoy this thrilling adventure with your family or your friends. The drinks served were also delicious.

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People Also Ask About Switzerland

  1. How can I reach Lauterbrunnen?

    By air: To reach Lauterbrunnen, you can take a flight to Zurich, Geneva, or Milan. From there, you can board the Swiss PostAuto bus which operates twice daily to Lauterbrunnen.

    By train: You can reach Lauterbrunnen via train from Interlaken. The journey would hardly take 20 minutes.

    By road: You can also drive from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen. The distance between both the places is approximately 15 km.
  2. What is the best time to visit Lauterbrunnen?

    March-May: When it comes to adventurous things to do in Lauterbrunnen,
    The temperature would be moderately cold but favourable for hiking and touring around the village.

    June-August: These months witness moderate rainfall.
    Tourists often visit Lauterbrunnen to experience the exotic weather and hike around the falls.

    September-February: These months constitute the winter season.
    There are several things to do in Lauterbrunnen in winter, from skiing to snowboarding, this time of the year has got it all.
  3. What is Lauterbrunnen famous for?

    Lauterbrunnen’s beauty is synonymous to its snow-capped peaks and lush green valleys. This serene place is home to 72 waterfalls and six UNESCO World Heritage trails.

    When it comes to things to do in Lauterbrunnen, this place is lined up with adventurous activities like hiking, paragliding, skiing, etc., or places like traditional churches and cosy cafes. All these and more, make Lauterbrunnen quite a famous vacation destination.
  4. What does Lauterbrunnen mean?

    According to the local tales, Lauterbrunnen is a combination of two words, lauter and Brunnen. Lauter refers to many and Brunnen means a spring, fountain, or a well.
    This word shares relevance with the fact that Lauterbrunnen houses 72 waterfalls.
  5. How far is Lauterbrunnen from Interlaken?

    The distance between Lauterbrunnen and Interlaken is almost 15 km and the journey would hardly take half an hour from Interlaken.
    Moreover, Lauterbrunnen is set in the municipality of Swiss Alps, whereas, Interlaken is situated in the mountains of the Bernese Oberland region.

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