Lauterbrunnen Railway Station - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken from the platform of Lauterbrunnen station. There is a distinct rush hour at Lauterbrunnen station as skiers ascend to Wengen and Kleine Scheidegg in the morning and then come back in the afternoon. The trains up the mountain are cog trains and the ride to Wengen takes about 15 minutes.
Lauterbrunnen Railway Station - FURTHER INFORMATION
Lauterbrunnen Railway Station - Jungfrau visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Lauterbrunnen Railway Station' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Bernese Oberland.
Lauterbrunnen is a central hub to the mountain resorts in the Jungfrau region of Switzerland. The village lies in the deep, glacial, U-shaped Lauterbrunnen Valley and the station is the central connection point for the whole valley, and therefore important to the tourism industry all year round. The mountains around here draw in thousands of visitors for climbing, hiking, paragliding and, during the winter months, skiing and snow boarding.
Lauterbrunnen Station is the terminal station of the Berner Oberland Bahn (main railway) from Interlaken. From here the Wengernalp Railway, a cog train, ascends up the mountain to Wegen, where visitors can take a cable car up to Männlichen. The train continues up through Allmend and Wengernalp, terminating at Kleine Scheidegg station. At Kleine Scheidegg passengers change for other trains that ascend up to the top of the Jungfraujoch or down the other side of the mountain towards Grindewald. Jungfraujoch is marketed as the 'Top of Europe', with the highest railway station in Europe, and is one of the top tourist attractions in the area.
Lauterbrunnen is also connected to Mürren by the Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen-Mürren (BLM). This incorporates a new cable car transporting passengers from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp. Here people transfer to a narrow gauge electric train which runs for 4.2km along the edge of the valley through Winteregg to Mürren, where various cable cars and funiculars open up the Schilthorn and Allmendhubel.
This connectivity makes Lauterbrunnen a great holiday destination from which to explore the Jungfrau region, with stunning mountain views wherever you go opening up hundreds of miles of walking trails in the summer and over 200km of ski piste in the winter. The village has numerous hotels, chalets and other types of holiday accommodation.
See the Jungfrau Skiing Map for more about skiing in the region, with a breakdown of the number and types of ski lifts, ski runs and connections. It also contains an interactive piste map with various 360° panoramas taken from the various skiing areas.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Rail: Interlaken, Wegen