Meiringen is located in the Bernese Oberland area of Switzerland. It is a small town with approximately 4,000 inhabitants. Meiringen holds two claims to fame: the birthplace of the meringue and the location for the death of Sherlock Holmes. The town also acts as an excellent base for outdoor activities with cable cars running out of the village and a number of Postbuses running into central Switzerland.
Meiringen is on the scenic Interlaken-Lucerne train line operated by the Zentralbahn. There are hourly trains to Lucerne (1h 10min) and half-hourly trains to Brienz (10 min) and Interlaken Ost (30 min).
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