Besides cross country possibilities
offers basically no skiing of it's own.
Yes, it is true that on a very good day one can ski from Mürren
to Lauterbrunnen, but there are no lifts or ski pistes right in
the town, save the small ,,
How to get to
trains (ICE, EC, IC) travel
to Interlaken. From here, by
(BOB) to Lauterbrunnen,,
Besides cross country
Lauterbrunnen offers basically no skiing of it's
is true that on a very good day one can ski from
Mürren to Lauterbrunnen, but there are no lifts or
ski pistes right in the town, save the small
beginner's lift at camping Jungfrau.
One must take the train either to Mürren or to the
Wengen Kl. Scheidegg area to hit the slopes. However
to those who swear by Lauterbrunnen, this only adds
to the reasons for using the village as a base.
Besides being super convenient to both the Mürren
and Wengen skiing, Lauterbrunnen is excellent value
for money and retains a true Swiss mountain resort flavor.
Accommodation choice runs from comfortable camping to three star
hotels. Do not take the cross
country possibilities too lightly here either, as it is a perfect
way to enjoy the beauty of the valley and get yourself some terrific
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Lauterbrunnen winter activities
Alpine topography is not
naturally blessed with many areas suitable for Nordic cross-country skiing. But
cross-country skiers are well catered for in the lovely Lauterbrunnen Valley.
The 12 km Lauterbrunnen - Stechelberg piste glides along the banks of the
Weisse Lütschine River into the far end of the valley, catering for both classic
and skating styles. In Blumental, high above Mürren, you'll find the sunny 2 km
Mürren -Sonnenberg run. The annual "Inferno Cross-Country Ski Race" takes place
in Lauterbrunnen in January.
Open-air ice rink at the Sports Center.
Ice skates and sporting equipment may be hired from Crystal Sport.
A Cool "Hot Tip" - Tobogganing!
Tobogganing, as seen here on the fantastic forest run from Sulwald to Isenfluh, has a long tradition in the area. The familiar wooden toboggans are still often used as a means of transport on snow covered village streets and paths and the well known "Grindelwald" model is of course made in the village.
Tobogganing remains a great favorite with all age groups, local people and guests alike. Toboggans and bobs can be hired at local sports shops and night-time tobogganing is organized by the local Ski School. Don't miss the exciting annual toboggan race Sulwald - Isenfluh, held in February.
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How to get to Lauterbrunnen
take the motorway to Interlaken. Take the Wilderswil exit to travel on good
class roads to Lauterbrunnen or on to Stechelberg. Ample parking space at both
International trains (ICE, EC, IC) travel to Interlaken. From here, by Bernese-Oberland-Railway
(BOB) to Lauterbrunnen.
International flights land at Berne-Belp Airport. Shuttle bus service to Berne
Railway Station. Further airports: Basle, Zurich and Geneva.
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Climbing & Mountain Guides
The Jungfrau Region has a long tradition as a mountain climbing center
and the summit of the Jungfrau was reached as early as 1811.
The mountain guides of Grindelwald and
Lauterbrunnen have rightly gained a legendary reputation, as have
their many spectacularly courageous rescue attempts. Mountaineers
will really be on a high! Famous peaks over 4000 metres high, e.g.
the Jungfrau and Mönch and tempting peaks of over 3000 me- tres e.g.
the Breithorn, Tshingelhorn and Gspaltenhorn issue their icy
challenge! The notorious Eiger (3970m) is, of course, a mighty
magnet and experienced climbers can scale the summit along the
Tours & Mountain huts
For information on the various
climbing routes and to arrange the services of a mountain guide,
contact the Tourist Information Center and the Mountain Guides
Technical equipment can be hired
from local sports shops.
Explore this amazing area, safely roped to an expert professional
mountain guide! Spend the night in a cosy mountain hut, high in the
Many different tours, varying in length
and difficulty are offered by the Mountain Guide Associations or
organized by Tourist Information Centers.
Local mountain guides and
Jungfrau Railways both offer two day glacier hikes from the Jungfraujoch over the Aletsch Glacier to Kühboden (Fiesch), with
overnight accommodation in the Konkordia hut (2850m).
A few of the easier guided routes do
not require mountain experience and are suitable for family tours,
but you must be in top condition! For example: the two day
Petersgrat Glacier hike (3200m), spending the night in the Mutthorn
Mountain Biking, individual, environmentally-friendly fun - obeying
the rules of mountain biking and only on permitted biking routes of
Push the pedals on the "007 Classic Tour", 3 hrs biking through the
captivating countryside around Mürren, Stechelberg and Lauterbrunnen.
Or test your stamina on the numerous marked mountain biking paths
Wengen - Kleine Scheidegg / Wengen
- Leiterhorn - Männlichen
Mürren - Lauterbrunnen, Grütschalp
Lauterbrunnen - Wengen,
Lauterbrunnen - Stechelberg (a "Mountain Bike Sunset Special"
sets off from Lauterbrunnen every Wednesday in summer).
The new Bikers' Map is available at
Tourist Information Centers. Mountain bikes are available for hire.
Ask for details at sports shops or Tourist Information Centers.
Tennis & Minigolf
Tennis courts and a minigolf course at the Lauterbrunnen Sport Complex.
Lauterbrunnen's heated open-air
swimming pool "Bei der Zuben" is open during the summer season.
Wengen: Enjoy the unusual classical
architecture while swimming in the heated open-air pool from end
June - beg. September.
Mürren's indoor swimmimg pool in
the Alpine Sports Centre has a main pool (25 x 11m), underwater
massage jets and a children's pool (32 °C).
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