Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Sheidegg via Wengen and then on up to Jungfraujoch on a clear day if you have never been before. This is a trip that you must take on a clear day. If you are there for a few days then wait for a clear day or even half a day. The Early Morning special (discounted travel) is worth taking if it is a clear day first thing in the morning and good if you are on a tight budget.
Also from Lauterbrunnen village, take the gentle hike along the valley to Stechelberg (and back) on the route which follows the river, this is completely flat and very enjoyable (particularly on a sunny day). If you are tired when you reach Stechelberg, then catch the bus back - it is all so well organised here you see!
Fondest memory: Friendliness, cleanliness, clean air, good pastries and coffee (and tea)
There is a great little shop almost at the top of the hill on your right which is a laundry, internet and coffee shop all rolled into one. This was a real find for me as I was at that stage where I was sick of washing my clothes under the shower and would have given heaven and earth for a washing machine. What's more, it was located right next door to my hotel.
The first day I arrived, I stopped in for lunch and enjoyed a great bowl of soup with the proverbial crusty bread, which I followed up with a great coffee and home-made cookie. The next morning I took in my laundry and the very pleasant girl on duty asked me if I would like to leave it and she would do it for me for 25CHF. I know it sounds a lot, but I jumped at the chance to have my laundry done in real washing machine whilst I went out for the day. I returned at 6pm and it was all washed, dried and neatly folded. Well worth the money. I would have taken advantage of the Internet facility as well, only my hotel had free internet for guests.
Oh and by the way, you can book your hang gliding and related activities here as well.
Fondest memory: I didn't have the presence of mind to take a photo of the shop but I have found this photo which shows the building. It is the one with the red flag and is located one door on the lower side of the Hotel Restaurant Schuetzen.
My husband and I are in the Cable Car at last, and heading quite fast up the Mountain side.
Now, the view is amazing, mind boggling, beautiful, and any other adjective that describe's tremendous beauty. Be prepared!
The Valley views are something I will never forget, thankgoodness I had the Camera in action.
Now, something important................
Taking photo's, and I know the Cable Car windows are all scratched from Ski's leaning against them, but the view is one of the best, and isn't a photo, better than none at all.
What I did, was found a spot without a scratch, a put my Camera lens hard against the glass and took photo's this way. They came out pretty good!
Take the photo's going up, as the weather changes so quickly you may be disappointed on the way back as it could be foggy or raining!
Of course, you take more on the way back down, delete the awful photo's and keep only the best!
Have a good time, we did in one of the prettiest parts in Switzerland.
Lauterbrunnen is one of the most scenic valleys I have encounterd in Switzerland.
I really appreciate its beauty though when I viewed it from the balcony of Wegen - the mountain village above Lauterbrunnen.
Fondest memory: Having seen Lauterbrunnen in both winter and summer I'd be hard pressed to have a favourite between them. In summer the hiking options are more plentiful ands in winter the mountain peaks are clearer in the cold air. Any time the views are stupendous, I love both seasons!
Favorite thing: Though this town can be crowded with tourists and vehicles, the views of the surrounding mountains are spectacular.
Favorite thing: Highly visible from the center of town. A charming but busy Swiss town. There are a lot of cars since they are not permitted on some of the upper villages.
Favorite thing: Awesome mountain and valley views. And exactly how I had pictured Switzerland before I visited. As a visitor you won't be disappointed in the scenery.
Fondest memory: This may be weird but I found this cemetary to be interesting & colorful with flowers planted by every tombstone.
Favorite thing: Lauterbrunnen is a wonderfully scenic example of a u-shaped glacier valley with its cascading waterfalls - hence it is known as the Valley of Waterfalls.