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Reichenbach Falls

Meiringen, Switzerland
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We took the little cable car from Meiringen which took us very close to the top of the falls. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jean J
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Just another waterfall...

The ride up the valley side in the cable railway was good, and when you get to the top, there is a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Glenn L
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This 656-foot waterfall is best known for its fictional significance as the place of Sherlock Holmes's death.
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Meiringen, Switzerland
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Reviewed yesterday 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 days 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

Thank Glenn L
Reviewed 14 May 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

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The falls are a delight to watch . very beautiful and worth a visit . Surrounded by greenery everywhere . I just loved this place .

Thank RajaniBhurat
Reviewed 28 March 2017

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 citizens and...More

1  Thank co_rich_car
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The little cog railway ride is fantastic and the falls are are just another waterfall. But if you are a Sherlock fan then a tiny star just above the green path on the mountain on the other side of the falls indicates where the Sherlock...More

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were on a visit to Switzerland and I was so looking forward as an avid Sherlock Holmes fan to visit The Reichenbach Falls . On arrival I was informed that "it is closed for the Winter " I was mortified ! The S H...More

Thank Brenda1015
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

After reading earlier reviews i understood there's no carriage operating in the winter even so i decided to hike the mountain and give up the experience of a carigge I was excited enough to see the falls and the place were sherlock fell to death....More

Thank שמואל ש
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had a lot of fun here and took a bit of hiking in as well to view the falls from the other side. Very pretty.

Thank SwaggerSZ
Reviewed 18 October 2016

These famous falls seen by many important historical figures over the centuries were the setting for the fight between Moriarty and Sherlock Holmes where the fictional detective apparently fell to his death - only to return some years later (due to public pressure on the...More

1  Thank oswestryalex
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Does anyone knows if it's possible to take the funicular with a (well behaved, on leash, big size) dog?
6 May 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.
We're going to be in Interlaken in October, after the funicular stops running on October 9, 2016. Is it still worth the visit if the funicular isn't running? Can we hike to the base of the falls? It the hike something an older couple could achieve? Is a visit to the Reichenbach Falls an all day visit or something that could be done in the morning or is it an all day activity?
17 August 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.
How far is it from holmes museum How much time we need to visit both , just use funicular and dont climb up, and museum.
28 August 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