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Stechelberg - Lauterbrunnen
Walk 8023

Canton - Bern / Berne - Jungfrau Region

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.0 km / 4.4 miles

Ascent - nominal or unknown

Descent - 115 metres / 380 feet

Time - 1.75 hours

Grade - easy

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An easy walk that enables you explore the deep Lauterbrünnen valley with its steep cliffs soaring up to high mountain summits.

Start - The village of Stechelberg which is served by Post Bus services from Lauterbrünnen from where trains connect to Wengen, Grindelwald and Interlaken. See Transport Map for the Jungfrau Region.

End - Lauterbrünnen village from where you can return by bus to Stechelberg or use the train services detailed above.

From the centre of Stechelberg village (a short distance south of the bus terminus), take the signed footpath to Lauterbrünnen. You cross the river and continue on the west bank to join a quiet lane at Stegmatten. Continue on this lane to reach Lauterbrünnen without any further problems.

Suggested Maps

Landeskarte der Schweiz - 1:50000 - Sheet SW 5004 - Berner Oberland

Landeskarte der Schweiz - 1:25000 - Sheet SW 2520 - Jungfrau Region

Wanderkarte - Wengen, Mürren & Lauterbrunnental - 1:40000

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Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving.

Do do not exceed your capabilities.

Please Note - These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Sitzerland is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps at the most detailed scale where possible. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed, and corrective action taken if necessary.