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