Did you know that JRR Tolkien was inspired by Lauterbrunnen in 1911 to write the Lord of the Rings? On 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 watterfalls
This time we visited the Staubbach Falls with the kids, and they love it! 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.
Best time to visit Lauterbrunnen Valley
In winter and summertime, 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 to the valley, and they are fancy decorated! We highly recommend it!
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 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 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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