The Reichenbach Irregulars
Die Schweizer Sherlock Holmes-Gesellschaft


Past Events:

30 Years "The Reichenbach Irregulars"- Report on the 'Dark Deeds in the Canon' conference.

'Dark Deeds in the Canon' took place from Friday, 31 May, 2019, until Tuesday, 4 June, 2019 in Meiringen and in Splügen. Download the event report, by Richard Olken, BSI, here! And the TV coverage by Radiotelevisione Svizzera Italiana RSI can be viewed here.


Reichenbach and Beyond - September 2017

Read here.


Alpine Adventures - September 2014

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Reunion in Meiringen Friday, 6th May 2011 till Sunday 8th May 2011

of Members of the Deutsche Sherlock Holmes Gesellschaft, the Société Sherlock Holmes de la France, The Société des Etudes holmésiennes de la Suisse Romande and the Reichenbach Irregulars, Meiringen in remembrance of the 120th Anniversary of the final tragic encounter at the Reichenbach Falls between Sherlock Holmes and his arch enemy Professor James Moriarty, which took place on 4th May 1891.

Programme (subject to revision)

Friday, 6 May 2011

13.30 Official Welcome by the Authorities of Meiringen and a Representative of the Reichenbach Irregulars in front of the Statue of Sherlock Holmes, Meiringen

Aperitif offered by the Community of Meiringen

14.00 on foot on the Sherlock Holmes Trail and then with the Reichenbach Funicular to the Reichenbach Falls

Members will be dressed in Victorian Costume (optional)

17.00 Hotel Englischer Hof

Tea, Meringues and Swiss Flans in the Winter Garden and visit to the Sherlock Holmes Museum in the English Church in various groups.

19.30 Hotel Englischer Hof

Viewing of BBC Film "The man who loved Sherlock Holmes" (Richard
Lanceyln Green) and

Screening of Sherlock Holmes Films produced in various overseas

Overnight in Hotel Englischer Hof (Parkhotel du Sauvage), Meiringen

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Breakfast at your Hotel

09.44 dep Meiringen by train

09.50 arr Brienzwiler

on foot (15 minutes)

Visit to the Open Air Museum Ballenberg

Lunch in a Restaurant in Ballenberg ¨¨

16.08 dep Ballenberg West by Postal Coach

16.22 arr. Brienz

16.24 dep Brienz by train

16.35 arr. Meiringen

19.00 Dinner at Hotel Englischer Hof in Meiringen

21.00 Walk through the Aare Gorge by night

Overnight in Hotel Englischer Hof (Park Hotel du Sauvage, Meiringen)


Sunday, 8 May 2011

Breakfast at your Hotel

10.00 dep Hotel Englischer Hof on foot

Guided Tour of Meiringen and visit of the local Hasli Museum

12.00 Farewell Lunch at Hotel Rössli, Meiringen (optional)

Au Revoir in Meiringen.

It is always 1891!


CHF 350.- per person in double/twin room, CHF 375.- per person in single room.

Not included:

- Drinks and any other extras
- Farewell Lunch Hotel Rössli (optional)



Please book by sending an e-mail message to (Subject: Sherlock Holmes Reunion 2011).

The Reichenbach Irregulars
Conan Doyle Place, Postfach 688
CH-3860 Meiringen
E-mail: meer (at)