Camping Jungfrau - Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
After a day of hiking, it was just perfect to come to Camping Jungfrau, enjoy a hot shower, meal, and a place to put our feet up. Located in the valley of Lauterbrunnen, Camping Jangfrau is situated between the waterfalls, mountains, and green pastures in this picturesque part of Switzerland!
From the moment we drove in, we did not feel at all as though we were staying at a campsite, but instead a beautiful little village with 360 degree scenic views! We were welcomed at reception by the friendly family owners Ruth & Hans, where we were given lots and lots of information pamphlets and recommendations about what to do and see in the area.. and there is ALOT to do and see! From hiking, to mountain visits via cable cars, trains to different nearby villages, snowboarding and skiing, canyoning, waterfalls, white-water rafting, paragliding, sky-diving, bike hire.. the options in this area are truly endless.
Not only were Ruth & Hans full of very helpful information about activities to do in Lauterbrunnen and nearby, but they also directed us to their on-site adventure kiosk where you can directly organise and book tours and activities through, how handy is that!?
The campground is one of the largest that we have been to, but once again, it was nothing at all like a campground, but more so a homely space where people from all over the world are all enjoying the mountainous landscapes around them! With so many green grassy areas to relax, picnic tables, and endless views, we loved the atmosphere and vibe at this place.
Adjacent to the reception is an on-site store, where you can purchase anything you can think of! A mini supermarket with food goods, beers, souvenir’s, Camping Jangfrau is incredibly well set-up! While most people were all outside enjoying the gorgeous sunshine, if you come across bad weather then there is a wonderful space for that too, the TV and internet lounge where there are a number of tables, chairs, and even a fireplace to warm you up.
One thing that we believe sets Camping Jungfrau apart from the other campsites in the Lauterbrunnen area would definitely be their onsite restaurant and bar. We had the pleasure of dining their during our stay, and loved the large menu with so many options for everyone, even for vegetarian Mish! The restaurant is completely open to the public, so even if you are not staying at Camping Jangfrau, you still have the opportunity to come along, say hello, and have yourself a delicious meal. With lots of traditional Swiss choices on the menu such a cheese fondue and rosti - we couldn’t go past a local beer and meal at this place! For entree we shared a traditional barley soup and salad. For mains Kirk had a pork dish served with a creamy mushroom sauce and a rösti, while Mish opted for the vegetarian rösti which came topped with cheese, tomato, herbs, and more cheese! Delicious! “Would you like to see the dessert menu?”, the friendly waitress asked.. Our bellies were more than content, but we were very tempted after seeing other people’s yummy looking dessert’s come out.. “yes please!” we responded without hesitation! Keeping in theme with our traditional Swiss dining experience, we decided to share the Aplestrudof - a warm apple pastry that came served with delicious warm vanilla cream sauce.. YUM, what a perfect ending to an already incredible meal. Whether you are staying the night at Camping Jangfrau or not, if you’re in the area of Lauterbrunnen, be sure to do yourself a favour and come and stop-by this restaurant! With both indoor and outdoor seating, gorgeous views of the surrounding mountain ranges, flowers decorating the patio, a large and affordable menu with lots of choice, friendly staff, great serving sizes, and the tastiest food, you will not be disappointed or leave hungry!
The facilities at Camping Jungfrau were amongst some of the best that we have ever come across when staying at a campsite. Once again, making you completely forget that you are in a “campground”. The spacious bathrooms have been very cleverly designed to allow guests their own private cubicle for showering, with another private area to hang your belongings with lots of bench space. Then there are also private vanity cubicles with a sink, power plug, and mirror - perfect for doing your hair or makeup in your own space!
The kitchen area was fully equipped with all that you may need, and was a very large space with ample bench space and cookers, to accomodate for multiple travellers using this area at the same time without a problem.
If pitching a tent or spending the night in a motorhome or camper is not for you, then Camping Jangfrau have that covered too! With lots of gorgeous little wooden bungalows scattered around the property, there is the option of having your own private little house for your stay, and as well as this, there is a completely separate hostel building where you are also able to book in for a more dorm-style room - accommodation options for everyone and every type of budget!
The high-speed wifi works extremely well all around the campground, which was perfect for us to sit in the afternoon sunshine on one of the many picnic benches around the place, and catch-up on some future Europe travel planning - we had such a wonderful stay at Camping Jangfrau, and will be back the next time we visit our favourite part of Switzerland!
If you’re visiting Lauterbrunnen, check out the Camping Jangfrau website at: http://www.campingjungfrau.swiss for more information about their range of accomodation types and prices.