The charming town of Meiringen lies in the heart of the Swiss Alps, a short distance to the east of Lake Brienz. The town is famous for its association with Sherlock Holmes - the nearby Reichenbach Falls were the setting for the fictional sleuth's final duel with Moriarty, and where Holmes eventually fell to his death. The town is home to the Sherlock Holmes Museum, located in the basement of a small English church, in Conan Doyle Place in the centre of the village.
Meiringen is also famous for its (much disputed) claim to have invented the meringue. Although it can never be proven as to where and when the meringue was invented, it would be a shame not to indulge yourself with a taste of the town's celebrated snack during your stay in Meiringen. Meiringen's position in the heart of the Swiss Alps is perfectly positioned for exploring the surrounding region, which is filled with interesting towns, villages, mountain railways, cable cars and mountain peaks.