Reichenbach Falls, Meiringen

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#10 of 18 in Nature in Bernese Oberland
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Best known as the site of Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty's final clash, Reichenbach Falls attracts fans of the Sherlock fiction series from all over the world. However, with a combined drop of 250 m (820 ft) and picturesque alpine setting, this spectacular series of waterfalls has a broad appeal. A scenic funicular ride makes the site easy to access, located just a short walk from the Reichenbachfall station. At their fullest, the waterfalls can produce a considerable spray, so be sure to wear shoes with good grip and bring a waterproof jacket. Use our Meiringen holiday planner to arrange your visit to Reichenbach Falls and other attractions in Meiringen.
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Where to stay in Meiringen

Quaint Meiringen offers an authentic impression of Swiss life, complete with its chalets and pristine mountain hiking trails. On the main street at the east end of the municipality lie several mid-range hotels close to a collection of boutique shops and bakeries. This proximity will come in handy for picking up meringue treats--the town's reputed claim-to-fame and namesake. If you're working with a tighter budget, look to the neighboring town of Hasliberg, home to a cluster of guesthouses and only a short cable-car ride away.
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  • A must for any Sherlock Holmes fan! The walk from the station ( passing the Sherlock Holmes Museum) was pleasantly breathtaking! It was a good 20 minutes walk, but with the snow- capped mountains surr...  more »
  • The falls are a delight to watch . very beautiful and worth a visit . Surrounded by greenery everywhere . I just loved this place .  more »
  • This is a beautiful falls that requires a lift up to where you can best view it. This is where the climbing starts and then it is up to you whether you want to go higher or not. I am an active senior ...  more »
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  • Cool waterfall, clearly of importance to Sherlock lovers. Maybe Moriarty and Holmes would have appreciated the wire fence that is there today.
  • For those who love Sherlock Holmes its must go place an aslo for who dont. Its a beautifully and magnificent place.
  • Dramatic scenery and linked to Sherlock Holmes!
  • Breathtaking and wonderful. I can't think of other words to describe it. You start the tour on a cogwheel, it was a bit misty, which made it more magical, and when you reach the fall itself you can feel it on your skin. When you arrive at the end of the travel you can take a little hike to reach the top of the waterfall and take beautiful pictures of the surrounding scenery. One of the best images of Switzerland I had so far.
  • Excellent time. Most magical on a beautiful sunny day. Switzerland at its best