Activities and Attractions in the Lauterbrunnen Valley
Summer in the Berner Oberland: The Lauterbrunnen Valley is known as the valley of waterfalls and is a mecca for all outdoor and extreme sports. The short walk (1km) to Lauterbrunnen Station is the starting point to give you access to mountain railways and cable cars and the mountain villages they serve. From these villages you have an almost limitless choice of walking and cycling trails of varying difficulties. From the apartment you can walk along the river path, past the Trummelbach Falls to Stechelberg. From here you can catch the cable car up to Schilthorn/Piz Gloria, made famous in the James Bond film 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' and its revolving restaurant. Staying in the village gives you access to shops and excellent restaurants, tennis, swimming and mini-golf. The Air Glacier Helicopters run pleasure flights around the region.
Winter in the Berner Oberland: The ski and toboggan/sledding slopes of Wengen and Murren are less than 20 minutes from the apartment. The post bus stops outside the apartment and takes skiers and non-skiers directly to Lauterbrunnen station, and then trains and cable cars take you up to either Wengen or Murren. The ski season runs from December to April. There are 210 km of prepared pistes accessible from Lauterbrunnen (First, Kleine Scheidegg, Mannlichen and Murren-Schilthorn), covering beginner to advanced abilities, as well as opportunities for off-piste skiing with local guides. The cost of the ski pass includes access to all lifts, trains, cable cars and buses. Equipment is available to hire from local shops in the village.
There is an outdoor swimming pool in the village which is about 200 m from the apartment. In the winter there is an indoor pool at the Hotel Jungfrau (300 m from the apartment), which is open to non-residents. Some of the hotels also have spa facilities, for those after a little pampering. There is a communal tennis court and mini-golf less than 5 minutes walk from the apartment. In the winter, the tennis court becomes an ice rink. Hiking, skiing or simply soaking in the beautiful Alpine views - it’s all here waiting for you, so come and let us help you make some Swiss holiday memories!