Lauterbrunnen is a quaint village in Switzerland. Situated in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, which is home to 72 waterfalls, Lauterbrunnen is one of the most picturesque villages in Europe.
I stayed at at the Valley Hostel for 3 days. I can’t recommend this place enough, centrally located (also close to the railway station) and with a fantastic view of Lauterbrunnen.
Lauterbrunnen is one of the most relaxing and beautiful places I have visited in Europe and I highly recommend visiting, especially, if you are a first time Europe traveller.
Read on for a list of the 3 must do things to experience in Lauterbrunnen.
1. Walk Behind Lauterbrunnen’s Staubbach Falls
Staubbach Falls is the iconic Lauterbrunnen waterfall, featured in almost every photo of this village. Located within the village, Staubbach Falls is also the closest waterfall and a must do to explore while here.
Follow the signs in the village and the pathway through the rock face before finding yourself behind the waterfall looking out over Lauterbrunnen.
2. Paraglide Through the Valley
While visiting Switzerland you would be mad not to take in the phenomenal natural scenery in as many ways as you can. While paragliding was expensive (as an Australian, everything in Switzerland was expensive to me) I figured that there wouldn’t be too many times in my life when I could paraglide through the Swiss Alps.
I went with Airtime Paragliding. We were bussed to the Schilthornbahn Cable Car Station to take the Piz Gloria cable car to the mountain top village of Murren. From here we jumped off and sailed all the way back through Lauterbrunnen valley to the ground, passing by gigantic waterfalls and taking in some of the most impressive views I have ever seen.
3. Enjoy an outstanding scenic walk through Lauterbrunnen
One of the best (and free) things to do in Lauterbrunnen is to simply take all the time in the world to wander through the valley. Take in everything around you as you venture along small paths, passing by fields of sheep and the base of enormous, misty waterfalls. Everywhere you look feels like a fairy tale and walking through the valley was how I spent the majority of my time in this stunning Swiss village.
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