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Reichenbach Falls

Reichenbach Falls
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  • less than 1 km
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  • Free
  • 3 hours

Amazing waterfalls used in the Sherlock Homes series.

Reichenbach Falls Schattenhalb, Switzerland

The Reichenbach Falls in the canton of Bern, Switzerland, are a succession of waterfalls that run on the Reichenbach stream which is a tributary of the Aar river. They are located just about 2 km south of Meiringen and 25 km east of Interlaken, from where they can be accessed. The falls occur in a series which totals a sharp drop of 250 metres with the top Upper Reichenbach Falls being a 90 metre drop while the rest are lesser in extent. The falls are famous for having been the sight chosen in the popular Sherlock Holmes series in “The Final Problem”, where the villain, Professor Moriarty, tries to snuff out Sherlock Holmes. The falls are also used for hydro-electric power however for the site seer wanting to visit you have to get to them by way of the Reichenbachfall funicular which is a pretty cool cable car. In as far as popular destinations go, the Reinbach Falls are not as conveniently accessible because you have to switch from train to bus at Meiringen in order to get to the funicular, then ride up the funicular to finally get to the falls. This aside, it is still worth the trip.

How to get there

Take the Swiss SBB trains to the stop Meiringen Alpbach. Then walk to the funicular station and take it to the falls!