Lauterbrunnen in the summer
Lauterbrunnen is a Swiss municipality with about 2.360 inhabitants and is located in the canton of Bern in the Oberland region.
The locality is located in one of the most suggestive alpine valleys enclosed between huge rock walls with high peaks, known for its 72 waterfalls falling thunderously and the mountain pastures covered with flowers of a thousand colors. The Lauterbrunnen valley it is also a nature reserve of considerable importance among those present in Switzerland.
The name of the village Lauter-Brunnen literally means strong fountain and is evocative of the characteristic that is most recognizable in the landscape: the thunderous waterfalls.
The most admired is that of Staubbach which is one of the waterfalls that boasts the greatest height of all those in Europe whose impressive mass of water falls from a height of over 300 meters.
Johan Wolfang von Goethe who went to visit the place back in 1778, was inspired by the roar of the water and composed the famous poem: Gesang der Geister über den Wassern or Song of the spirits above the waters.
The Schwarzer Mönch mountain hides the Trümmelbach waterfall which, behind enormous rock walls, reveals itself in all its magnificence offering a spectacular landscape.
More than 20.000 liters of water per second that are thrown headlong into the valleys of Lauterbrunnen descending along the ten waterfalls that have glacial origins. The total height is around 200 meters and can be observed during the summer months by climbing on a special lift located in the gallery.
The village of Lauterbrunnen located at 796 m asl, is the place from which all the excursions to the most famous tourist places of the Jungfrau region.
A special cog railway provides a link between the town and the sunny terrace of Wengen which lies east of the Lauterbrunnen Valley and the Little Scheidegg. Here you take the connection to reach Junfraujoch.
On the western side it is located Murren, a holiday resort which can be accessed from Lauterbrunnen. From Stechelberg you can use the cable car that takes you to the top of the Schilthorn at 2790 meters above sea level. The latter is known to the general public as it was chosen as the film set for one of the films of the James bond 007 series titled: In the service of Her Majesty.
What to do and what to see in Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland
A few kilometers downstream from Lauterbrunnen, at an altitude of 1024 meters it is located Isenfluh, for an small village nestled on a terrace on a cliff, from this particular village there are many direct excursions to the Lauterbrunen valley, the Saus valley, Mürren or the Lobhörner.
Don't miss the Unesco World Heritage themed trail Jungfrau Aletsch which is located at the bottom of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. This route takes into consideration the waterfalls, the Alpine economy, the hydraulic power plant and the mountain accommodation facilities.
Since the past centuries the incredible landscape offered by the Lauterbrunnen Valley has always attracted tourists, the place is suitable for every level of training, every age and degree of difficulty that you want to face. There are paths also suitable for children as well as paths suitable for hikers who want a more difficult path.
Soaring over the Swiss Alps is another fun option in Lauterbrunnen. Fly over one of the deepest valleys in the Alpine panorama with the paragliding it is an experience that is not easily forgotten. Seeing all this while flying over it offers a unique view of the place. For beginners it is possible to fly in tandem with an expert who controls the paraglider ensuring fun and safety.
But sports activities in Lauterbrunnen don't end there. THE 18 and 9 hole golf courses in addition to minigolf, they are designed to offer a truly unforgettable sporting experience in the alpine setting, the swimming pools in the village are available both indoors and outdoors in the warmer months, the Olympic swimming pool Lauterbrunnen it is perfect for those who want to swim at an advanced level while the Wengen pool is equipped with a high slide for the enjoyment of young and old on hot summer days.
Other sports that can be played are skating, bungee jumping, gliding, horseback riding, kayaking, nordic walking, tennis and squash.
The center of Climbing in which courses are held for beginners and advanced courses for mountaineers. The climbing park it includes routes and via ferratas along which organized climbs are carried out with a certified mountain guide.
In the summer they are active impianti di risalita both for trekking and mountain bike enthusiasts for whom marked trails with varying degrees of difficulty have been created. There are also slopes cycle paths for families which allow for peaceful walks in the midst of nature.
Among the summer sports are to be played in Lauterbrunnen there are also basketball, beach volleyball, exploration of the caves, paintball, summer skiing, rowing, Rafting, bungee jumping, canyoning without forgetting the adventurous days to live in the adrenaline park. Sports equipment can be rented at the appropriate facilities on site.
La ascent to the village of Isenfluh via the red cable car, allows you to reach the village of Sulwald. From this position you have a spectacular view of the landscape below and you can see the Grindelwald valley, the Schynige Platte and the Lauterbrunnen valley as well as the Bernese Oberland Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. To explore the alpine landscapes you have to venture to the Sulseeli and Lobhornhütte del SAC, if you still have energy you can continue climbing up to Sulegg which is located at an altitude of 2413 meters.
For those who want to enrich themselves also in terms of culture, there is no shortage of opportunities, in addition to the many musical and theatrical events that take place in the summer months, in Lauterbrunnen you can visit the Tal & Sagen Museum of art which tells the history of the places with photographs, documents and works of art.
To end the day in total relaxation, the spas are the ideal place to be pampered by professional masseurs and beauty and wellness specialists who carry out different types of relaxing and regenerating treatments. All after indulging in the whirlpools and a purifying sauna.
Holidays in Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland
An holiday in Lauterbrunnen it is a safe journey towards an adventure made up of many natural beauty.
The places lend themselves both to a quick weekend out of town to get rid of stress daily breathing in the fresh and clean mountain air, which makes for a real long-term vacation.
Lauterbrunnen with its waterfalls equipped with stairs and structures made to facilitate the visit by tourists to the falls even within the gorges carved into the rock.
An full immersion in nature that offers moments of extreme freedom, a priceless feeling to experience with friends, family or as a couple.
Among the various sporting and cultural activities the place lends itself to a photographic tour of great value for those who love to immortalize landscapes, birds and wild animals.
A memorable journey in the Jungfraujoch area, the Top of Europe indicated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in the Swiss Alps. A visit toeternal kingdom of glaciers where the snow never melts, a unique experience that offers various opportunities for spectacular photo shoots.
Once on Junngfraujoch you can visit attractions such as the Sphinx Terrace, the Plateau, the Ice Palace and the Alpine Sensation as well as the Staubbachfall which is located in the Lauterbrunnen valley.
In these places where the atmosphere is pure magic, many legends and stories are told to listen to to make the holiday even richer and more engaging.
In addition to excursions, sports and relaxation between sun and nature, they can taste the local specialties at the local inns that offer menus with high quality dishes prepared according to tradition.
As for the accommodation in the accommodation facilities, you can choose between different variants. The Modern hotels and equipped in the area alternate with Wooden chalets typical of the Alpine areas, buildings that respect the local architecture with flowered terraces.
The hotels in Lauterbrunnen are equipped with all comforts to make your stay pleasant and responsive to the needs of guests.
Another possible solution is therental of tourist apartments of different sizes that can be booked both for weekends and for extended periods, suitable for families with children, couples, groups of friends or even singles who prefer this solution.
Summer holidays Lauterbrunnen
If you are considering a summer holiday in Lauterbrunnen, below you can find useful links to find hotels and holiday apartments.
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