Did you know that JRR Tolkien was inspired by Lauterbrunnen in 1911 to write the Lord of the Rings? In this post, our perfect outdoor family day in Lauterbrunnen Valley, visit the Staubbach Falls, and typical Swiss dinner in the Alpine Village of Mürren.
Arriving in Lauterbrunnen
From Lucerne by car, we reach Lauterbrunnen in about 1:30 hour, Lauterbrunnen is located on Interlaken Region, Canton Bern. Check the Railway timetable online here.
72 thundering waterfalls
Exploring the Staubbachfall with the kids was a great experience! The access is easy, around 15 minutes walk up to the mountain, up to the point that we are behind the waterfall. The start point is signalized near the main public parking.
A tip for families visiting Lauterbrunnen is the 6-Hour Guided E-bike tour from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen. Price for adults and guys 16+ from Fr.189.- Book here at the Flying Wheels. Remembering that the Flying Wheels is open from April to October.
The Best time to visit Lauterbrunnen Valley
In winter and summer, we will experience the Jungfrau Region in different ways. We visited for the last time in September! If you are planning to come at this time, check it out on the day of the «Alpabzug» in Lauterbrunnen. On this day, the farmers are taking the cows down from the Alps back to the valley, and they are fancy decorated! We highly recommend it!
Mürren is a typical dream Swiss Alp Village, only accessible by Train/Cablecar. Just about 15min from Lauterbrunnen, first you take the Cablecar with a Panoramic view of Lauterbrunnen and the mountains Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau (UNESCO World Heritage) to Grütschalp, and from there the train to the village.
Mürren offers many family attractions such as the Alpines Sportzentrum Mürren, with activities like Outdoor Whirlpool, Alpine Spa, Kidsparadise, Massage & Beauty, and Fitness. Another attraction is the Show Window Museum in Mürren and the Via Ferrata Mürren – Gimmelwald.
We choose the Bellevue Hotel Mürren for our dinner, the food was delicious and the view of the mountains incredible!
A form to explore the Jungfrau Region on a budget is the Jungfrau Travel Pass. Valid for unlimited travel on 3-8 consecutive days and a special price for the trip to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe (Fr.61/Fr.74 adult). Take a look at the price list online, click here.
Is it worth it if I have the Swiss Travel Pass? It depends on if you will stay in the Jungfrau Region and want to explore all around, definitely yes. My advice is, depending on the age of the children, it maybe can be exhausting going up to the mountains on consecutive days.
If you have any questions about the Jungfrau Region, Lauterbrunnen or Mürren, write to us with a comment!
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