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Holidays in Meiringen - Switzerland A charming town close to magnificent waterfalls and gorges

Meiringen has a very interesting geographical position. Situated just along the Hasli Valley from Brienz, Meiringen sits on a sunny plateau between several mountain passes: the Brünig Pass which leads to Lucerne, the Susten Pass towards Wassen and the Grimsel Pass to Gletsch. There is so much to explore, with the variety of natural wonders characterised by water: ancient glaciers, glistening lakes, roaring waterfalls and bubbling streams. Meiringen offers a large range of hiking trails to suit all levels, with wonderful views of the Engelhorn, Wetterhorn, Eiger and Mönch mountains. You could start from the village or take the Hasliberg cable car to the Alpen Tower which has spectacular views and serves as the departure point for many hikes.  

Meiringen also has a close association with Sherlock Holmes; the town even has a Holmes museum dedicated to the famous sleuth. Arthur Conan Doyle chose the impressive Reichenbach Falls for the setting of the final struggle between Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriaty. A traditional funicular will transport you to the viewing platform at the Falls - an experience not to be missed.

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Your time in Meiringen - things to see and do

The Reichenbach Falls funicular was built in 1899 and transports visitors to the platform close to the thundering waters where the last Holmes battle took place. There are views over the Hasli Valley and this is the starting point for hikes into the Rosenlaui Valley. The Rosenlaui Gorge is worth the visit for its thundering water, romantic grottos and bizarre cliff formations, as is the 200m deep Aare Gorge where you can walk on platforms as the glacial waters of the Aare River rush beneath you. 

One of the most scenic trips is the Brienz Rothorn railway, the oldest steam-cog railway in Switzerland. At the 1,678m summit, you will be rewarded with fantastic panoramic views over Lake Brienz. Why not also try a lake cruise on the sparkling waters, or the Central Alps Passes day tour on the comfortable PostBus. Ballenberg is a rural open air museum where you can enjoy traditional Swiss houses, gardens and craft demonstrations. For scenic mountains, lunch with a view and wonderful alpine walks, try the steep funicular up to the picturesque Gelmer Lake or the cable cars at Tälli and Trift

Please CLICK HERE for our summary of the best the region has to offer.  

Explore the region with our great value Travel Passes

Our holidays include the Half Fare Card* which is valid all year and entitles you to a 50% discount on rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland. 


If you are planning daily outings, it can be well worth pre-booking the Bernese Oberland Regional Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! Valid May-October, it includes all your rail journeys across the region (and as far afield as Bern, Lucerne and Brig), plus lake cruises and mountain travel such as Brienzer Rothorn, Kleine Scheidegg and the Niederhorn. It also offers a 50% discount for the highest mountains including the Jungfraujoch and the Schilthorn.  


Other Passes such as the Jungfrau Travel Pass are available - please click for more information. 

We will be delighted to help you choose the Pass that's right for you, depending on how you plan to spend your time. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice on the most cost effective option for your holiday.


*except self drive holidays - may be purchased as an extra.

Scenic rail holidays - a wonderful way to see Switzerland

Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.


Meiringen is on the route of the GoldenPass Line and has easy connections via Interlaken to the Jungfrau Railways.


We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200.



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