Meiringen Things to Do

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    the village of Meiringen

    by globetrott Updated Nov 16, 2005

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    The village of Meiringen has still plenty of old wooden houses and so it makes sense to take a little walk. Next to the church you will see some of the most beautiful houses with lovely balconies, full of flowers. Meiringen is not full of tourists like Brienz, Interlaken or Lauterbrunnen, you will rather see hiking-tourists there or skiers in wintertime. Do not expect a fancy nightlife, but at least they have a cinema ! (in the street that leads from the station to the big church.

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    Aareschlucht

    by globetrott Written Nov 16, 2005

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    Aareschlucht is a gorge, where the river Aare flows through a rather narrow valley - at first the rocks on both sides of the gorge are in a distance of 200 meters and at the end you may touch the rocks on both sides at the same time. 1400 meters of artificial paths, tunnels and bridges are leading you through the gorge. In my personal opinion Aareschlucht is somehow over-rated and only recommendable, when you have not seen similar places like Truemmelbach in Lauterbrunnen first.
    From Meiringen you may take the train to Aareschlucht West and walk down the gorge, or you may park your car at the Aareschlucht-Westeingang, walk up the valley - and start with the most spectacular part and end finally at the east-entrance, where you may just walk back again.
    Aareschlucht is open April-November 1st
    In July&August there will be light-effects each Wed&Fri 09.00-11.00p.m.!
    2/3 of the path, beginning at the West-gate - are adapted for wheelchairs
    Parking for guests is free of charge at the West-gate
    There is a restaurant, a self-service and a kiosk there !

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    The monument for Sherlok Holmes

    by globetrott Updated Nov 16, 2005

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    Sherlok Holmes did never live in reality, BUT in Meiringen you may see the place, where he died and you may see his monument at the main-square of Meiringen, that is also called Conan-Doyle-Place. The monument was made by John Doubleday in 1988 and at many places on the monument you may find engravings and marks, giving 60 hints, that may help you to solve 60 Sherlock-Holmes-cases...
    It is ment for the members of the more than 200 Sherlock-Holmes-societies, who meet quite often in Meiringen - you may see pics of them at Reichenbachfall and other places.

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    Reichenbachfall - where Sherlock Holmes died

    by globetrott Written Nov 16, 2005

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    Reichbachfall seen from the city centre
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    Reichenbachfall is the big waterfall opposite of Meiringen, about 2 km to the south from the Sherlok-Holmes-museum. Conan Doyle - the author of Sherlok Holmes - was a regular guest in Meiringen and he was so very much impressed of the scenery of Reichenbachfall, that he thought, this would be the perfect place to die for his famous dedective. When you get out of the funicular you may see a yellow star at the other side of the waterfall and this indicates the place, where Sherlok Holmes had a fight with his arch-enemy Prof. Moriarty and both of them finally fell down and died.
    Reichenbachfall is a perfect place to start hikes to Rosenlaui, Grosse Scheidegg and other scenic places.

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    Reichenbachfalle (Reichenbach Falls)

    by Kate-Me Updated Sep 17, 2003

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    Reichenbachfalle

    Fictional history aside, my friend Madeleine and I really enjoyed seeing the falls too.
    There's even a white star marked on the back of the waterfall to mark the alleged spot where the fight took place and Sherlock Holmes plunged to his death.
    I thought the attention to detail was rather good!

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    Alpen Tower

    by sandysmith Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Eagle Express

    Alpen tower (2'245m) - take a ride up on the super fast 8-person Gondola "Eagle Express" to the Alpen tower panoramic restaurant. You need to change cable-cars at Magisalp though. Enjoy a drink or meal in the restaurant here or for the more adventurous there are many hiking opportunities.

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    Meirringen -Haslibeg Reuti

    by sandysmith Written Dec 1, 2002

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    If in Meirringen for a while you must surely go up to the Alpen Tower for the Alpine panorama.....first you need to take the cable-car from town up to Reuti where you change for the eagle express gondola.

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    Aareschlucht

    by JudyinPA Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The Roaring River

    Located in the Hasliberg Valley between Meiringen and Willigen lies the Aare River gorge. The towering rocks are very close together with the rushing river at the bottom. Footpaths of wood and tunnels through the rock provide an hour of walking through this natural wonder.

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    Aare Gorge

    by sandysmith Updated Sep 6, 2002

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    Aare Gorge

    Between Meiringen and Innertkirchen, the Hasli valley is divided by a natural barrier, the "Kirchet". In the course of many thousands of years, the river Aare has cut deep gorges into the rock. This 200 m high and 1400 m long canyon can be visited safely on its whole length on a footpath along vertical rockfaces, over bridges and through tunnels.
    The Aareschlucht is open; daily: July & Aug 8am–6pm; April–June & Sept–Oct 9am–5pm; Fr.6),
    The path snakes for 1.4km into the deep and dramatic sheer-sided gorge, which is floodlit on summer nights (July & Aug Wed & Fri 9–11pm).

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    Reichenbachfalls

    by sandysmith Written Sep 4, 2002

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    These impressive waterfalls -100m high - are the legendary site of Sherlock Holmes tragic death. The mountain station of the funicular taking you to the falls is the starting point of some great hikes.

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    Chapel/Bells

    by yumyum Updated Sep 30, 2007

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    This chapel was unfortunately closed when I was there. Just behind the chapel you will find two old bells no longer in use. They date back to 1351 and 1480 respectively.

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    Bell Tower

    by yumyum Written Sep 30, 2007

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    The church’s bell tower stands entirely separate from the church und has a very special architecture. The front side features a big clock face and a fresco.

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    Sherlock Holmes museum/English chapel

    by yumyum Written Sep 30, 2007

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    English chapel with museum in the basement
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    The Sherlock Holmes museum is situated in the empty English chapel just off Hauptstrasse. In the English chapel there are sometimes art installations to be seen. The museum is in the basement.

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    Alpen Tower - Eagle

    by sandysmith Written Dec 1, 2002

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    Look out for the sculpture of the eagle, made out of cystals, at the Alpen Tower. Also shows you the view you can have there ....just in case you arrive in cloud!

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    watching skiers

    by rebibi Updated Oct 4, 2002

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    One of the slopes is leading to this old hut. On sunny days like this people enjoy drinking one or two glasses of wine or simply watching the skiers!

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