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Reichenbach Falls

Meiringen, Switzerland
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must see, when you are in the neighbourhood

We walked down and it was awesome. Seeing it up close was impressive, especially, when you think... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Zurich, Switzerland
Impressive falls

These falls look quite impressive. Climbing the stairs at the top of the funicular was tiring... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This 656-foot waterfall is best known for its fictional significance as the place of Sherlock Holmes's death.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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“walk up” (11 reviews)
Meiringen, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked down and it was awesome. Seeing it up close was impressive, especially, when you think it's not that big, when you see it from the village, You can walk down alongside it and see the water fall with such power. Of course you...More

Thank paukie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These falls look quite impressive. Climbing the stairs at the top of the funicular was tiring though nice. A little more info at the panoramic spots would have made this experience even more memorable.

Thank JoeDec2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Funicular railway up to the falls lovely journey, once you get there the falls are so powerful you get sprayed with the water to get to the very top there are a lot of stairs to climb I counted 184 but if you can manage...More

Thank georginanicholson
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can go up with a small old cogwheel in just a few minutes: stepping out there is a first nice view on the waterfall, and also a small room with some Sherlock Holmes newspaper cuts, and a video of the English society regularly visiting...More

Thank aa27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reichenbach falls are located just outside the town of Meiringen and the funicular is located in the grounds of a hospital. The funicular only takes a few minutes and takes you to the base of the falls, from there you can walk a trail to...More

Thank Jukey42
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The train ride up to the falls give have spectacular views of the valley below and up. Once you reach to the top the roar of the falls fills your ears and the water mist greets you. You can walk up the the trail and...More

Thank Roopalichauhan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the falls using the funicular railway. The falls were impressive and well worth visiting. We were walking to Grindelwald which is about 7 hours so this was a great way to knock off an hour or so walking up hill via the...More

Thank Graham521
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the little cable car from Meiringen which took us very close to the top of the falls. The ride took us roughly 5 minutes but was quite impressiv since the track is quite steep. Once we arrived, we were immediately welcomed by the...More

Thank Jean J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ride up the valley side in the cable railway was good, and when you get to the top, there is a small waterfall. It does fall many metres down the side of the mountain, but is not a spectacular waterfall. Standing on the bridge...More

1  Thank Glenn L
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

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 surrounding you , sound of the water flowing from the river,...More

2  Thank Paul B
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May 5, 2017|
Response from co_rich_car | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. There were no dogs on our funicular ride up or down and we did not see any dogs on the trail.
August 16, 2016|
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Response from DQBowman | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can walk up, and I guess it would take about an hour and a half to reach the falls from the railway station or an hour from the car-park. If you arrive by 9 you can be back in Interlaken for lunch.
August 27, 2015|
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Response from Squawky1 | Reviewed this property |
The museum has a commentary for each exhibit and though small is very interesting with a replica of the sitting room at Baker Street. Maybe allow 45 - 50 minutes for this ? I would allow a bit more time to get from town to... More