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Stechelberg, SwitzerlandStechelberg, Switzerland
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Stechelberg is a small mountain village in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. The village is at the base of the Jungfrau mountain. It serves as the terminus of the Schilthorn Cable Car (also called Luftseilbahn Stechelberg-Mürren-Schilthorn), which connects many of the car-free mountain hamlets in the area.

In recent years, Stechelberg has become increasingly popular with tourists, both during summer and winter. Nonetheless it has not lost its traditional way of life. Visitors to the village will still be able to see the farmers going about their chores, somewhat unaware of their breathtaking surroundings. Clustered here in the valley and there are their farm houses, looking like Monopoly houses.

During summer, you can explore the surrounding countryside. You will pass by cows, sheep, and shaggy long-horned goats, and of course the occasional farmer. There are numerous hiking trails that take you sights of scenic beauty. The place has quite a number of tall waterfalls - some of the highest waterfalls in Switzerland are found here.

View of Morgengabe in Stechelberg, with the Lauterbrunnen Valley in the backgroundView of Morgengabe in Stechelberg, with the Lauterbrunnen Valley in the background
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Visiting Stechelberg

You can reach Stechelberg by taking a train from Lauterbrunnen.

Sights & Attractions in Stechelberg

  1. Jungfrau-Aletsch Protected Area
    Stechelberg is the northern gateway to this World Heritage Site.

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