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After retracing the steps of Sherlock Holmes by visiting the falls and the museum dedicated to him, taking a snack break is a must: the story says Meiringen is the birthplace of the meringue. In any case, those made here have an exceptional flavour.

The Bernese Oberland resort of Meiringen is rich in tradition and lies to the south-east of Lake Brienz, in the beautiful Haslital Valley. Nestled between the Brünig, Grosse Scheidegg and Grimsel Passes, the village is characterized by its family-friendly label, the diversity of its sports and leisure activities, but also its attachment to traditions and culture.

In winter, the Meiringen-Hasliberg cable car transports visitors to a magnificent mountain panorama. With over 60km of slopes, 25 km of winter hiking trails, a big kids playground with slopes for beginners, and even a ski racing center, the resort has everything you could wish for.

There is also a selection of après-ski restaurants and bars, which guarantee a great time with family and friends!

In the summer, the Haslital region has around 300 km of hiking and mountain biking trails for all levels, with magnificent views of the Engelhorn, Wetterhorn, Eiger and Mönch mountains. Meiringen also offers a wide range of fascinating activities, many of which are linked to the glacial waters of the nearby mountains, such as the Aare Gorge (Aareschlucht) and the Reichenbach Falls.

Meiringen also has a close association with Sherlock Holmes; the town even has a museum dedicated to the famous fictional detective. Arthur Conan Doyle chose the impressive Reichenbach Falls as the setting for the final battle between Sherlock Holmes and his arch enemy, Professor Moriaty. A traditional funicular railway will take you to the observation platform at the falls - an experience to not miss!