Lauterbrunnen has 856 inhabitants. Isenfluh is home to 64 and Stechelberg 263 people.

Lauterbrunnen (795 m) lies in an impressive glaciated valley between gigantic rock walls and summits. 72 waterfalls plummet over the walls down to the valley.
The Staubbachfall – one of the highest free-falling waterfalls in Europe – inspired Goethe to write his poem “The song of ghosts over waters”. The village is the departure point of the cable car with the most spectacular scenery in Europe. In summer numerous footpaths and mountain bike routes are waiting to be discovered. In winter both the snow sport regions of Mürren – Schilthorn and Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen are in the close vicinity. One of the longest ski runs leads from the Schilthorn down to Lauterbrunnen – a descent of over 2000 metres!

The illustrious works of Albrecht von Haller, Jean-Jaques Rousseau, Lord Byron and Johann Wolfgang Goethe attracted a stream of visitors to the region. In Lauterbrunnen, visitors could stay overnight in the rectory, which was equipped to offer shelter to travellers.