Fodor's Expert Review Reichenbachfälle

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Meiringen's one showstopper is the Reichenbachfälle, where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, plunged into the "cauldron of swirling water and seething foam in that bottomless abyss above Meiringen." This was the climax of the "last" Holmes story, "The Final Problem" (the uproar over the detective's untimely end was such that the author was forced to resurrect his hero for further fictional adventures). The falls, 2,730 feet up a mountain a little way outside of town, can be visited via a funicular. Buy your funicular ticket online or from the driver (cash only).

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Quick Facts

Hausenstr. 34
Meiringen, Bern  3860, Switzerland


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: SF12; SF18 including Aare Gorge, Closed mid-Oct.–Apr.

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