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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Mountain
“the highest train station in Europe. the views are breathtaking and the train ride is an adventure for itself.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“At 2.970 meters, the Schilthorn attracts visitors with a magnificent 360-degree panoramic view of the “Swiss skyline” including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and a delicious meal in the revolving restaurant Piz Gloria. Since 1967, the aerial cableway makes its way from Stechelberg in the Lauterbrunnen valley up to the summit in four legs. Visitors can follow in James Bond’s footsteps by visiting the interactive adventure exhibition “Bond World” or on the new “007 Walk of Fame”. Unusual and truly bottomless perspectives open up on the “Skyline Walk” and the “Thrill Walk” at the intermediate stop Birg. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Transportation
“This is Top of Europe 3454meters above sea level. It can only be accessed by train, first train ride was in 1912. Highest post office in Europe. Breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps and glaciers.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Mountain
“the perfect Alp experience on top of a beautiful high peak. very easy to reach with the cable car from Stechelberg ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“From Interlaken Ost station to Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald via the Bernese Oberland Railway. Change to the Wengernalp rack railway and go to Kleine Scheidegg. Ride the Jungfrau Railway directly from there to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. Journey time from Interlaken-Ost: 2 hours. Icy air streams across your face, snow crunches under your feet, and the view nearly takes your breath away: on one side the view of the Mittelland up to the Vosges, on the other the Aletsch glacier, bordered by four thousand metre peaks. Standing on the Jungfraujoch 3,454 metres above sea level, you can feel it with your first step: this is a different world. It's one you have to experience. Jungfraujoch Bernese Alps.jpg The Bernese Alps with Jungfrau in the middle, and Jungfraujoch, its saddle, to the right, and the Jungfraufirn; as seen from east Highest point Elevation 3,466 m (11,371 ft) [1] Coordinates 46°32′50″N 7°58′50″E  Naming English translation Virgin Yoke Language of name German Geography Jungfraujoch is located in SwitzerlandJungfraujochJungfraujoch Location in Switzerland Country Switzerland Cantons Bern and Valais Parent range Bernese Alps Topo map Swiss Federal Office for Topography - swisstopo Climbing First ascent traversed by Leslie Stephen and party (1862) Since 1912, the Jungfraujoch has been accessible to tourists by the Jungfrau line, a railway from Interlaken and Kleine Scheidegg, running partly underground through a tunnel through the Eiger and Mönch. The Jungfraujoch railway station, at an elevation of 3,454 metres (11,332 ft) is the highest in Europe. It lies east of the saddle, below the Sphinx station, and is connected to the Top of Europe building, which includes several panoramic restaurants and a post office. Several tunnels lead outside, where secured hiking trails on the crevassed glacier can be followed, in particular to the Mönchsjoch Hut. The Sphinx Observatory, one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, provides an additional viewing platform at a height of 3,572 metres (11,719 ft). It can be reached by an elevator from the Jungfraujoch. The observatory houses one of the Global Atmosphere Watch's atmospheric research stations. The Jungfraujoch radio relay station, which is not accessible to the public, is installed west of the Jungfraujoch, on the Jungfrau ridge. It is Europe's highest radio relay station. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Jungfraujoch! The highest train station in Europe. This is a VERY crowded place to visit as it's one of the most heavily visited tourist spots in Switzerland. It's a pricey train ticket, but worth the trip if you can justify it. Many people travel from around the world solely to see the Jungfraujoch. PRO TIP: take the very first train up for the best chance of good weather and to beat the peak tourist times. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Waterfall
“The magnificent glacier fed Trümmelbach Falls (Trümmelbachfälle), a series of 10 waterfalls in a cave-like environment, is hidden inside a mountain in the Lauterbrunnen Valley. It's a natural UNESCO World heritage site, and rightly so. A tunnel elevator takes the edge off an otherwise steep climb. The lift leads up to a platform from where the uppermost waterfalls are accessed. The path leads over a small bridge, up a few flights of stairs and walkways and partly through dimly lit tunnels to the highest waterfall. Freezing spray makes path and stairs slippery and the caves damp. Spray and droplets from above won't let you get away dry. Melt water flowing down from Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau form a powerful raging torrent that carries 20'000 liter water per second through the caves. The torrent carved its way through solid rock and debris over thousands of years and sculpted elegant and impressive shaped of rock formations. The result is spectacular and the thunder from crashing waters deafening. Small lookouts and cutouts along the way provide viewing points to the ten chutes that fall into foaming pools and disappear into darkness. It's a spectacle of milky glacier water twisting, tumbling and pirouetting its way down over sculpted rocks and hitting the walls of the narrow slot canyon. Once the last chute is reached one backtracks down to the lift platform from where one can take the elevator or continue to walk back down to the entrance to see the last two of the ten chutes tumble into the Trümmelbach River. It's steep and the stairs 'go straight to the knees' but the view over the Lauterbrunenn valley is gorgeous. It's not easy to make good photos , and mine certainly don't do justice to the impressive waterfalls. What's more, a friend lent me a camera and the battery died half way into my journey. Yeah, I know :) Instead of returning by post bus to Lauterbrunnen, one can hike back through lush and flat farm meadows along the famous Staubbach Falls (Staubbach Fälle) that cascade down from sheer rock faces. At the edge of the village, a steep gravel footpath branches off from the country road and leads up to one of the falls. A short tunnel ends at a viewing platform where one can see sheets of water crash down right in front of visitors.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The Trümmelbach Falls are a series of ten glacier-fed waterfalls inside the mountain. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“• Royal Walk to Crown summit and wide reaching panoramic views -both seasons, short and steep • Mountain restaurant and playground before the Jungfrau massif”
  • 12 locals recommend
Transit Station
“Perfect view. James Bond 007 film location. Hint: they serve a breakfast buffet. Don't forget to make a reservation in the restaurant!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Mountain
“Wunderschöne Aussicht auf Männlichen, herrlicher Kinderspielplatz, schöne Wanderungen”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“With a height of nearly 300 meters, Staubbach Falls is the third highest waterfall in Switzerland. In the summer warm winds swirl the waters around, so that the Falls spray in all directions. These droplets of water spray gave the brook and the waterfall its name. (Staub = dust) Early on romantics and nature lovers made a pilgrimage to Staubbach Falls at Lauterbrunnen, one of the highest free falling waterfalls in Europe. The poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is said to have been inspired to write his poem "Song of the Spirits over the Waters" by the Falls. Staubbach Falls is one of the 72 waterfalls of the Lauterbrunnen Valley and is located right next to further water spectacles such as the Trümmelbach Falls, which are cut into rock. In the summer the latter Falls are accessible by means of a narrow path and a rock balcony. Info panels offer historic and scientific background information on these natural phenomena.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Top of Europe! Worth a visit. Do count it as a day trip and leave in the morning as it takes about 3 hours to go up there. Spectacular views on mountains, glaciers and valleys.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Nature
“Below the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, Kleine Scheidegg is located 2,061 metres above sea level. It offers visitors a spectacular view of the notorious Eiger north face.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
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“enjoy the best views and fly along the waterfalls of the Lauterbrunnen valley ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Apres Ski Bar
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“Nice little local bar with local beers and great cocktails. Hosted by Angela. Sometimes there is live music. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“360 degree rotating restaurant with all you can eat and drink breakfast until 2pm but the views are the most breathtaking in the region with easy access! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Walk towards the river and cross the pedestrian bridge; you will find the Camping Jungfrau and its restaurant. Follow the Alphorn music....”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Visit the scene made famous, and built for, the movie "On her Majestis Service". The breathtaking scenery is second to none as you travel via Mürren to the top of this spectacular mountain.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For those that enjoy fine dining, the Bären is a 10-12 minute walk from our studio and is a very nice place to enjoy a romantic dinner in Wengen. It is one of our favorite places to enjoy a lovely dinner with much of the menu offering locally sourced foods. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“The tiny Eiger Stubli restaurant is superb. Quality food beautifully presented and excellent wines, in a quaint Swiss styled restaurant. Book in advance to ensure you don't miss out. Start or end your evening in the Tachi Bar, for cocktails & digestives...and live music occasionally. In warmer weather, dining tables are also set out on the terrace - with its lovely views of the peaks.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Restaurant and wellness center (swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, massages etc...)”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend

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