Where water really falls - Lauterbrunnen Valley

Lauterbrunnen Valley

Lauterbrunnen Valley and the Staubbach Waterfall, Bernese Oberland

Lauterbrunnen Valley and the Staubbach Waterfall, Bernese Oberland

Schilthorn

Schilthorn

Lauterbunnen

Lauterbunnen

At the head of the Lauterbrunnen Valley, take the UNESCO Trail past impressive waterfalls and enjoy the isolation - nature still has all the space in the world up here.

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Two paths lead to the Upper Lauterbrunnen Valley - the high level trail from Mürren and the old trading route from Stechelberg.

As a UNESCO trail, the latter highlights the fascination of this secluded high valley, naming glaciers, streams and mountain lakes, pointing out arnica, saxifrage and Turk's cap, and showing where ibex, black grouse and eagles can be seen. And all the while to the sounds of thundering torrents and babbling brooks. Boasting 72 waterfalls, the spray is enough to rouse even the most tired of hikers!
Romantically wild, the Upper Lauterbrunnen Valley is far from civilisation. The Hotel Obersteinberg is lit by candles, and everything is cooked on wood fires. Mules carry the food up to 1,800m and an alpine dairy provides specialities just as it would have done 200 years ago.

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