Reichenbach Falls

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Reichenbach Falls Meiringen
Reichenbach Falls Meiringen
Alps around Meiringen
Alps around Meiringen
The Route Description

Bernese Oberland is home to many wonderful nature sites worth visiting around. Reichenbach Falls have a special place in English fiction where it is best known for its location as the final fight between Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty. The huge 250 m fall is a multi-tier natural attraction. Arranged marvelously into natural bends, the falls have a gorgeous white look and attracts millions of visitors each year. Look at the natural segmented effect that the falls have created into the neighboring cliff rock. In theory it is a simple tourist spot but, it is a bit of hard work. Walk up to the falls from the street level to stand at the platform and see the magic unfurl. The place can also be reached using the funicular rail, which dates to 1899, from nearby Willigen which is another treat. Observe the waterfall create a mist and making this trip a perfect fun outing for the children. You can visit the Sherlock Holmes Museum in the vicinity as well. Enjoy the numerous hiking treks that offer the firsthand view of this beautiful place. You can also rent large all terrain scooters called Trotti bikes for an exciting ride back down to Meiringen.

Getting Here Description

By Car: 1) Parking available next to Reichenbachfallbahn in Willigen. Take the funicular to avoid the climb.

2) Park in the village of Meiringen and walk up to the falls. 

By Public Transport: Get down at Meiringen, it is on the Luzern - Interlaken train route.

For trekkers, it is possible continue from Reichenbach Falls up the valley till Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui. It is about 6 km from Reicehnbach Falls. 400 m elevation. 

Equipments Description

Good hiking shoes if planning a trek. Protection from the spray. There is a good chance of getting wet.


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Difficulty
Moderate
Distance
3.5 km
Duration
1 hr 30 min
Ascent
360 m
Descent
0 m
Best season to visit
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