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The chalet is in the middle of the village but set back from the street in its own 1/2 acre garden. There are 3 hotels with restaurants 1/3 minutes walk from the chalet. The bus to Stechelberg/Schilthorn cable car is just accross the street. A baker, butcher, dairy, Internet corner and laundrette are all within 1 minutes walk. On the way to the station are a Coop shop, banks and post office. The stations to Wengen/Kleine Scheidegg (famous for the longest men's World Cup downhill ski race) and to Murren are 4 minutes walk. For the younger at heart, there is a pub/disco nearby. All flats have a satellite TV and parking space. WiFi is available for a small fee. Winter sports: skiing, snowboarding, cross-country, winter hiking, tobogganing, skating, and tandem paragliding. Summer sports: hiking, mountain climbing, swimming, mountain biking, river rafting, fishing, windsurfing and paragliding. Interlaken is 20 minutes away where there is the new Mystery Theme Park.
Winter Resort details: The Jungfrau Skipass covers both sides of the valley and also the Grindelwald ski lifts. Under the towering mountains of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau there are 125 miles of ski runs suitable for beginners to advanced skiers. Some slopes extend to 7 miles. There is a choice of 45 mountain railways, cablecars and skilifts. Also 60 miles of well-prepared hiking paths. There is a special pass for non-skiers.
Summer details: Lauterbrunnen is an excellent starting point for trips to the Jungfraujoch (the highest railway and restaurant in Europe) and Schilthorn. There are also many miles of well signposted hiking trails. It is 8 miles from Interlaken, the town between the lakes of Brienz and Thun. There is a swimming-pool, tennis courts and mini-golf in the village. There are organised tours to the mountain huts on the Alp to see how they make cheese. The village has local lace-makeing and a Pottery. A James Bond breakfast is served on the top of the Schilthorn made famous by the film 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'. The chalet is 8 miles from the newly opened 'Jungfrau Park' in Interlaken. This is a theme park to suit all ages.
General Information: Lauterbrunnen is also easily reached by train from Zürich and Geneva airports. There are special Swiss rail concessions that can be bought in your own country. The rail service is excellent and a car is not really necessary. Most restaurants in the village serve local Swiss food (also international food). Night-life is available in Wengen and Interlaken. In summer there are local concerts of Yodeling, local brass band, traditional dancing, flag-throwing and Alpenhorn.
Studio: Lauterbrunnen Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 979ha
This is a large room with two single beds pushed together, a sofa which makes into a small double bed, table and chairs, small kitchen and a bathroom with shower/WC. It is on the garden level with a separate entrance. There are table and chairs outside on the terrace.
VISA and Mastercard are accepted. A two night non-refundable deposit is required on booking. The prices include electricity, central heating, hot water, bed linen and towels. The only extra is the local tax of Sf. 3.20 per adult per night (children 6-16 years Sf. 1.10)
The prices are for three people. For two people it is Sf. 10.00 less per night.
CANCELLATION CONDITIONS - The 2 day deposit is non-refundable, cancellation less than 30 days, 50% is due, cancellation less than 7 days, 100% is due.
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Lauterbrunnen is in the valley with Wengen and Jungfraujoch on one side and Murren/Schilthorn on the other side. It is 8 miles from the town of Interlaken which has the new Jungfrau Theme Park.
The Lauterbrunnen Valley is one of the most spectacular glacier valleys in the world. It has wonderful alpine flowers in the Spring. There is also the Staubbach Falls which were painted by Turner. There are also the spectacular Trummelbach Falls coming down inside the mountain from the Jungfrau Glacier.
Other Activities: winter and summer hiking, tobogganing, cross-country skiing
Ski: There are 45 mountain railways, cable-cars, and ski-lifts under the peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. There are 125 miles of excellent ski-pistes for skiers and snow-boarders of all catergories with ski-schools. The highest piste starts at 9748 feet and the longest run is 7 miles.
Year Purchased: 1963
About the owner: I am English and I came skiing and married a mountain guide
and ski instructor. We built the chalet in 1963. He died many years ago and I stayed in this lovely valley.
Why the Owner Chose Lauterbrunnen: It is ideally situated in the middle of the village but off the street in its own garden.