Stechelberg, an idyllic quaint village, lies in the glacier carved entrance to the upper Lauterbrunnen valley of the Bernese Oberland and is at the height of 922 meters above sea level. Situated at the base of the Jungfrau Mountain, the village is well connected by the cable car route of Luftseilbahn- Stechelberg-Mürren-Schilthorn right to the Gimmelwald, Mürren and the Schilthorn. On the opposite side of the village is the carefree zone and the resort village of Wengen.
The village offers stupendous mountain panorama views as it is shrouded by breathtaking steep mountains of the Swiss Alps, cliffs and waterfalls, but separating out from the canton Wallis in the south through jagged peaks and glaciers. For those aspiring to watch the mesmerizing a dramatic 72 waterfalls of its immediate neighbor, Lauterbrunnen Valley, Stechelberg is the place to reach to. These waterfalls cascading over perpendicular walls of rocks look especially spectacular after a heavy rain.
It is a hiking paradise and a dream ski destination for the lovers of ski and winter sports. One of its famous hiking trails end as the northern entrance to the largest nature reserves of Switzerland, the Jungfrau-Aletsch Protected Area. Named by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, this site hosts the longest glacier of the Alps along with jagged peaks, cliffs and crags, plentiful waterfalls and alpine forest and meadows with the colorful burst of flowers. The impressive panoramic view spans to about 3000 to 4000 meters. A top attraction of Swiss vacation, here one can revel in the fresh air of the mountains and the best of nature.
The destination is also famous for it’s extremely cozy and beautiful “candle hotels” with some bed and breakfast options as well. These are famed for providing a nostalgic stay. Since the area is well known for herding and grazing, the dairy based products and delicacies of the area are simply amazing.