: Basel or Zurich
: Calais or Zeebrugge
: ski bus to cable car at 100m
Car: not necessary
The village provides a range of shops and restaurants, a ten minute stroll away along the river. A well stocked local store offers most things 7 days a week, including fresh bread. Other local facilities include nearby tennis courts and cycle hire. Outdoor swimming pool, paragliding, rock climbing, white water rafting and mountain biking are all local, with excellent golf at Interlaken. Visits to historic towns and lakes like Bern, Thun and Lucerne are all convenient, as are many famous mountain passes. But the main reason for coming to the Lauterbrunnen Valley is the scenery, 72 waterfalls, spectacular mountain railways, diverse wildlife, glacial valleys, the Eiger, the Jungfrau and UNESCO World Natural Heritage designation. The area is however very accessible by Eurorail, motorway and train to 3 international airports; Geneva, Basel and Zurich. (For more on the immediate area google Eurocamp Lauterbrunnen Camping-Jungfrau)
Other Activities: white water rafting, base jumping, birdwatching, flora and fauna
Ski: The skiing is rivalled only by the scenery, probably the most spectacular in Europe. Lauterbrunnen is also the only place in the Jungfrau ski region with equally easy access to both Wengen and Murren, both car free villages sitting on the cliff tops on opposite sides of the valley. Murren, the birthplace of downhill skiing, has an international reputation as an elegant, true alpine village. It can be reached by either of two efficient cable cars rising up from the Lauterbrunnen Valley floor. Wengen is even more famous, being the home of the Lauberhorn, the longest downhill World Cup race, run annually in January. The whole area has great skiing for all levels, with 230km of pistes, rising to nearly 3000m, and 50km of sledging. It also offers the added excitement of skiing below the North face of the Eiger and from the revolving restaurant at the top of the Schilthorn, made famous as the location for the James Bond film 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'.