You may have seen Lauterbrunnen and its mountain setting on BBC's Ski Sunday (the annual Lauberhorn downhill ski event is held on the slopes above the village).
Or, you may have seen photos of it in magazines and books; the area is counted amongst the "Best 12" tourist centres in the Alps - not without some justification!
Once visited, you will never forget it. People come back year after year to enjoy it. It certainly takes some beating.
"Lauterbrunnen is a great place to be, you can get everywhere in no time at all."
Mr. and Mrs. H. Summer 2010
The village of Lauterbrunnen is situated at around 800m above sea-level and guards the entrance to a the 'valley of 72 waterfalls'. The Staubach waterfall, a stone's throw away from the Chalet is the highest free-fall waterfall in Europe, and, a little further along the valley are the Trummelbach waterfalls which corkscrew through a series of ravines and potholes inside the mountain. Lauterbrunnen is the departure point for the most spectacular mountain railway in Europe, taking you to the Jungfraujoch station at 3454m - the 'Top of Europe'. At the end of the valley, the Breithorn mountain, part of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau range, reaches up into the sky.
Almost every building is built in traditional chalet style with window-boxes full of flowers everywhere.