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Questions about hotels to stay and vegetarian food options in Lauterbrunnen

We decided our itinerary for our trip to Switzerland and Austria end of May. We will spend 3 days in Lauterbrunnen and will head to Salzburg from there. My questions are:

  1. Which hotel or B & B to stay in Lauterbrunnen? We are thinking of Hotel Silberhorn based on a lot of reviews, but we are a party of 4 (2 kids aged 14 and 9) and they don't seem to offer a single room to accommodate all of us. Are there any hotels that would let us do that or have options to have a connecting bathroom or something like that? Or...

  2. Are there any apartments that any of you can recommend?

  3. We are vegetarians(lacto) and would like to know if there are options in Lauterbrunnen. We wouldn't mind cooking our meals as well taking us back to point #2

  4. How easy or difficult is to tag along luggage from the train station? Do the hotels offer some kind of pick up/ drop off services from the train station?

Thanks in advance for all your help.

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Hotel Staubbach has family rooms. Otherwise you'll just need to contact the hotels and ask if they have a family room for you.

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Hotel Silberhorn is in Wengen on the left side of the Lauterbrunnen Valley up on the mountain. Murren is on the right side up on the mountain with Lauterbrunnen down in the valley between the two. There are several apartment rentals and hotels in Wengen. We stayed in a small studio apartment Chalet Voila, they had a larger apartment next door which might help. I have heard some hotels arranging for a small electric cart to help with luggage and there is a small electric taxi that shows up when the train does to offer rides for people.

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Our tour stayed at Hotel Oberland, right in the middle of Lauterbrunnen. We were a party of three and they put us in their more modern building across the street. We had a HUGE room with four beds, sitting area, good sized bathroom, balcony that ran the entire length of the room that looked out toward the waterfall. We were ashamed to let the other tour members see our awesome room.
Their restaurant is also great. Ate there for the included breakfasts and both nights for dinner. Not sure about the vegetarian requirement though. I'm gluten free and they helped with that.
This was our favorite of all places we went on that trip.

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The Airtime cafe fairly reliably had some vegetarian options for us the last time we were there, and it's probably your best consistent bet for prepared lacto-vegetarian food. The local Co-Op grocery store is also a reliable place to get more basic foodstuffs and some pre-packaged meals.

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csu15269 - There is a Hotel Silberhorn in Wengen as well as a Hotel Silberhorn in Lauterbrunnen.

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Seems to me that in Lauterbrunnen one night we ordered Rosti that was topped with vegetables, no meat. Breakfast buffets always have options for vegetarians.

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We stayed at Hotel Baaren in Wengen last month and did the full board option. They have the best restaurant in town and the full board is an incredible value. Each night they had a four course meal and there was always a vegetarian option.

They also had a family room at this hotel.

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Thanks Tim. I did not know. Thanks for the information.

I am not sure how big the Coop is in Lauterbrunnen, but there is a Huge Coop across the parking lot at the Interlaken Ost train station. The grocery section was about the size of a small Neighborhood Walmart so the selection may be better for you. We stopped at Interlaken Ost, my wife and daughter went shopping in there. She could not read the labels which were in German she thinks, but most items had pictures. She went with a shopping list and collapsable shopping bags. We caught the next train to Lauterbrunnen. They leave frequently.

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Most restaurants will have vegetarian options on the regular menu---soups, salads, pasta, and of course Rosti (potatoes like hash browns) and maybe cheese fondue. In Mürren there is an Asian restaurant that has lots of vegetarian dishes. It is very good.

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Most restaurants will have vegetarian options on the regular menu---soups, salads, pasta, and of course Rosti (potatoes like hash browns) and maybe cheese fondue. In Mürren there is an Asian restaurant that has lots of vegetarian dishes. It is very good.

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My tour stayed at the Oberland Hotel in Lauterbrunnen. The veggie cheese fondue was so good, had it two nights in a row. Plenty of meatless options for breakfast.

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We love the Staeger Stubli in Murren, and I don't think I've EVER had a meat dish there. The vegetable dishes are so wonderful I've never wanted anything else.

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We are currently in Lauterbrunnen. There have been plenty of vegetarian options--just don't ask for tap water to drink,haha. Apparently, the restaurants don't make enough on their food, they charge for tap water, even if you order another beverage.

We are staying at a lovely Airbnb just outside of Lauterbrunnen. You might have to get their two units, though, ours sleeps three. Owner is very nice and the place is spotless. Owner is wilf Hume and it's called chalet Barli/apartment Breithorn. With the city bus it has been very convenient

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At the Oberlander, they only charged for tap water if you didn't order another drink. When we all ordered wine, there was no charge for water. When a couple of us didn't order wine, there was a charge for the water.