During my stay in Interlaken, I visited Lauterbrunnen and its valley twice; first for mountain biking (where I rode from Interlaken to Grindelwald, then up to Kleine Scheidegg, before finally descending to Lauterbrunnen) and second for hiking (where I hiked in the valley from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg, then took the gondola lift up to Gimmelwald, hiked through Mürren (where I previously stayed in 2013), to Grütschalp, and finally back down to Lauterbrunnen. This place is stunningly beautiful and I hope to return again sometime.


Grindelwald Valley.
The village of Grindelwald with Wetterhorn peak in the background.
Chalets in Grindelwald.
Grindelwald-Holenstein cable car, seen from Grindelwald Terminal.
Wetterhorn peak seen from Grindelwald.
Kleine Scheidegg, seen on the left, with Tschuggen peak on the right.
Train below Mönch peak.
The Eiger, with Mönch to the right.
Kleine Scheidegg.
The Eiger, reflected in a pond along the trail.
Mürren and Piz Gloria (on top of the Schilthorn – the peak on the right).
Eiger and Mönch peaks seen from the mountain bike trail.
Looking across the Lauterbrunnen Valley, toward Mürren.
Approaching the village of Wengen.
Village of Wengen.
Trail between Lauterbrunnen and Wengen.
Looking south at Lauterbrunnen Valley, from the trail descending from Wengen.
Staubbach Waterfall in Lauterbrunnen Valley.
Bicycle and hiking path through Lauterbrunnen Valley.
Another section of the path through Lauterbrunnen Valley.
Kirche Lauterbrunnen.
Road through Lauterbrunnen.
Staubbach Waterfall.
Chalet in Lauterbrunnen.
Closeup of flowers in Lauterbrunnen Valley.
One of the cascades at Trümmelbach Falls.
Lauterbrunnen Valley, seen from Trümmelbach Falls.
Chalet with restaurant in Gimmelwald.
Creek near Mürren.
View of the Upper Lauterbrunnen Valley.
Chalets in Mürren.
View of the Upper Lauterbrunnen Valley, Stechelberg, and Gimmelwald, seen from Mürren.
Hotel Alpina in Mürren.
The funicular track in Mürren.
A chalet overlooking the valley in Mürren.
Closeup of a wildflower.
Wildflowers above the Lauterbrunnen Valley, near Mürren.
The Mürren BLM train with the village of Wengen in the background.
Cow bells hanging in front of a Swiss chalet.
Forest between Mürren and Winteregg.
Train that travels between Grütschalp and Mürren.
View of Wengen and “snow bridges” built above the village, at the top of the mountain – these help stabilize snow packs and reduce the chances of avalanches.
Looking across the valley toward Wengen.
Descending the trail from Grütschalp, heading toward the village of Lauterbrunnen.
View of Lauterbrunnen village inside Lauterbrunnen Valley.

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