Sherlock Holmes Moments
Jungfrau Region's Blogbuster Series / Nr. 06
Lucky for us, the tragic death of Sherlock Holmes happened in the middle of our beautiful region. To this day, fans from all over the world visit Meiringen and the spectacular Reichenbach Waterfall. Wonderful views of the waterfall and the Hasli valley await you from the viewing platform above the waterfall. From here, you can also see the place where Sherlock Holmes and his arch enemy Moriarty did battle which ended with both falling to their deaths.
Arthur Conan Doyle visited the Reichenbach Waterfall in 1893. After seeing the magnificent falls, he decided the place would make a worthy tomb for Sherlock Holmes. In «the Final Problem», Sherlock Holmes was tricked by his enemy Moriarty to get rid of Holmes' companion Dr. Watson to be able to throw him down into the thundering waters of the Reichenbach Waterfall.
Again, lucky for us, we don't need shady tricks to convince you to visit the Jungfrau Region. Sherlock Holmes is only one of many reasons to come and experience the majestic landscape full of legends yourself (we'll get to that shortly - just stay with me).
We have been mourning for many years... But Easter is coming up and someone might have told us that Sherlock Holmes was actually just a character in a book. Be that as it may: We decided to put an end to our misery and we decided: The time is NOW! The universe must have been conspiring to make us cheer up since the death of Sherlock Holmes dates back to the 4th of May 1891. That makes it exactly 150 years ago since the famous detective died. Ha! Gotcha right there! Just checking if you were still with me:-)
To those of you who are a bit better with numbers than we are - you must have figured it out by now that it's the 128th anniversary of Sherlock Holmes' death. Or let's just say around the age of Madonna. Okay, sorry, I'm getting lost.
So, whatever anniversary of Sherlock Holmes it is this year and no matter how many years we have been missing him dearly (he's not just a character, is he?) - WE ARE CELEBRATING:
Opening of «murder mystery in Meiringen» on 4th of May (wait, that's another coincidence...)
If you want to dive even deeper into the world of Sherlock Holmes you shouldn’t miss these 4 experiences:
#1 Sherlock Holmes Museum
Visit the Sherlock Holmes Museum in the English church in Meiringen and see the faithful reconstruction of Sherlock Homes and Dr. Watson’s living room in Baker Street 221B, London.
Riding with the Reichenbachfall-Bahn and get the best view of the Reichenbach Waterfall.
#3 Sherlock Lounge
Having a (or two) drink(s) at Sherlock Lounge & Club
#4 Sherlock Food
Come down and enjoy a delicious sherlock fondue or sherlock chocolate.
We don’t mean to sound superstitious but we really believe that if you were waiting for a sign, here it is! Lots of fun and the chance to explore the Sherlock Holmes universe within one of the most beautiful places await you. It surely is nice to die here but it’s also pretty cool here if you’re alive (just saying).
We look forward to seeing you here!