Lauterbrunnen Valley is located at the foot of the Bernese Alps. It is notably overlooked by the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, and many other high peaks. The valley includes several glaciers.
The very name ‘Lauter Brunnen’ (‘many fountains’) suggests the magnificence of this landscape. There are 72 waterfalls in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, the most famous being the Staubbach Falls. Plunging almost 300 meters from an overhanging rock face, they are one of the highest free-falling waterfalls in Europe. It tumbles down the rock face spraying a mist all around it, especially when the wind is blowing. In 1779, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe visited the valley and was inspired by the roaring waters to write his well-known poem ‘Spirit song over the waters.’
Another deafening natural phenomenon is the Trümmelbach Falls in the ‘Black Monk’ mountain, hidden behind mighty rock faces. Up to 20,000 liters of water per second cascade over the ten glacier falls from a total height of about 200 meters. This spectacle can only be reached in summer by tunnel lift.
This perfect combo of majestic water wonders, the towering steep rock walls, and the Alps’ magical charm is the reason why Lauterbrunnen became a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 2001. The village’s dramatic cliffs and thunderous falls have inspired many musicians, writers, and poets.
Whether it’s summer or winter, or any season in between, Lauterbrunnen is gorgeous all year. In the summer, the valley will be full of green, verdant colors. In the winter, Lauterbrunnen turns into an almost Iceland-like, Game of Thrones-esque scene.
The expansive ski regions of Wengen-Kleine Scheidegg and Mürren-Schilthorn are quickly reached by mountain railway. There are 45 transport facilities altogether in the Jungfrau region as well as 213 km of piste, fun parks, 100 km of winter hiking trails, and 50 km of the toboggan run. The Lauterbrunnen Valley also boasts plenty of cross-country ski trails.
Meanwhile, if you’re into food, perhaps after a long hike you can stop by a local restaurant and try the local food. Switzerland in general has great cuisine, some of the best dishes can be found here.
Like many parts of the Alps, Lauterbrunnen is home to some cool resorts. After hiking all day, skiing all day, or doing any of the many nice activities all day, you may want to kick back and relax.
According to Wikipedia/ myswitzerland