"Take the scenic cog-wheel-train to Meiringen" Top 5 Page for this destination Lucerne Off The Beaten Path Tip by globetrott

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  the old campanile in Meiringen
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  • the old campanile in Meiringen - Lucerne
      the old campanile in Meiringen
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  • my self-made Sherlck Holmes-postcard - Lucerne
      my self-made Sherlck Holmes-postcard
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  • the funicular to Reichenbachfall - Lucerne
      the funicular to Reichenbachfall
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  • Aaraschlucht in Meiringen - Lucerne
      Aaraschlucht in Meiringen
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  • inside the church of Meiringen - Lucerne
      inside the church of Meiringen
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Meiringen is the Mekka for all fans of Sherlok Holmes. Of course we all know, Holmes has never lived, BUT for all fans of the famous dedective Meiringen is the place, where he died, when he had a fight with Prof. Moriarty in Reichenbachfall, a big waterfall opposite of Meiringen, about 2 km to the south from the Sherlok-Holmes-museum.
Conan Doyle - the author of Sherlok Holmes - was a regular guest in Meiringen and he was so very much impressed of the scenery of Reichenbachfall, that he thought, this would be the perfect place to die for his famous dedective.
Another famous sight of Meiringen is Aareschlucht, a gorge, where the river Aare flows through a rather narrow valley - at first the rocks on both sides of the gorge are in a distance of 200 meters and at the end you may touch the rocks on both sides at the same time. 1400 meters of artificial paths, tunnels and bridges are leading you through the gorge. In my personal opinion Aareschlucht is somehow over-rated and only recommendable, when you have not seen similar places like Truemmelbach in Lauterbrunnen first.
The village of Meiringen has still plenty of old wooden houses and so it makes sense to take a little walk. Next to the church you will see some of the most beautiful houses with lovely balconies, full of flowers - read more about it on my Meiringen-page !
Meiringen is in a distance of 75 minutes from Luzern. Direct trains will run once an hour and will be included in the Tell-Pass !

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  • Updated Jan 12, 2007
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