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The Reichenbach Falls

Don't pretend that while reading The Final Problem by Arthur Conan Doyle you've never imagined standing alonside this famous couple of rivals Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty on the verge of the grand Reichenbach Falls.

If you are a true Sherlock Holmes fan, visiting Baker Street 221b won't be enough. So a trip to the Alps of Switzerland to discover the Reichenbach Falls and repeat the last mountain steps covered by Sherlock Holmes himself would be really a must.

The Reichenbach Falls are found right on the outskirts of Meiringen in the Bernese Oberland region. There's an old funicular (the wooden replica of the original built in 1899) that takes the visitors up to the falls. However, you have to be ready to hike up towards the spot where the actual fatal fight described in the story had happened. So be ready to take your time and wear approapriate hiking boots, as well as don't forget your snack provisions.

While climbing you are invited to stop at the special panoramic view platforms to look down at Hasli valley and the pouring down waterfall. Be ready to feel refreshing splatters of the 120 m high waterfall on your face. A narrow bridge above the waterfall adding up to your level of adrenaline also awaits you.

If you're willing enough, you might choose to descend on your foot instead of taking the funicular down. In any case, complete this visit by heading straight into Meiringen to a tiny Sherlock Holmes Museum situated in an old English church. It was opened on the 100th anniversary of the death of Sherlock Holmes, on the 4th May, 1991.

Enjoy your trip!



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