Trümmelbachfälle, Lauterbrunnen

(4.7/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Hike around the massive subterranean Trümmelbachfälle, which cascade down a narrow slot canyon carved out by natural forces over thousands of years. Illuminated and accessible to visitors by a tunnel elevator, the World Heritage-listed falls drain the melting snow and ice from three glaciers, carrying up to 20,000 l (5,200 gal) of water per second. The water crashing down the tight canyon walls generates a constant mist in the air and makes the walking paths extremely slippery, so be sure to wear a waterproof jacket and sturdy shoes with non-slip soles. Once you tire of the cave-like tunnels, hike to nearby Lauterbrunnen, an unspoiled village nestled between the walls of a sheer-sided valley. For Trümmelbachfälle and beyond, use our Lauterbrunnen vacation builder to get the most from your Lauterbrunnen vacation.
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  • I had been with my parents for 33 years and kept a great memory. We did not disappoint. It is still a beautiful natural spectacle. You can only pay in cash, and they forgave us what we needed, because we wanted to pay with card. It seemed an unusual gesture and welcomed. Avoided us making the trip in vain.
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  • This is a perfect get away for a day if you are in central Switzerland. Good for a break with fresh air amongst caves and waterfalls. People friendly from a couple to a big family. Experience what Mot...  more »
  • See 10 waterfalls that run inside and outside of a mountain. A lift takes you up to the 6th fall and you walk up to see 6-10. Then you walk down to see 1-5. You won't believe the roar of the water. Ju...  more »
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  • Awesome site, location, and experience. The sound and sight of rushing water, 20,000L/sec through these caves was really amazing to take pictures of, but it's even more impressive to just sit back at any of the 10 checkpoints to marvel at what was going on around us. It was a little busier than I would have liked being at a place like this, but really not too bad... and we had great weather which makes a difference (not sure if they're open in all weather conditions, but as long as they're open it's probably still amazing)
  • Definitely worth the visit and the effort to go up the stairs and see the beauty of the waterfall at 10 checkpoints. Plus there is a lift that well get you to the 6th checkpoint and then you will have to go up the rest stairs on foot. Easy location to reach and the drive to there was pleasant.
  • Must see place, Nice to walk along and in hot summer will cool you nicely off, would recommend you bring jacket if you get cold easily. its hard to make perfect pictures as your flash will not reach all ends, however the view is absolutely stunning and breathtaking.
  • Cool (literally) waterfall that goes through the inside of the mountain. Bring water resistant clothing and a good pair of shoes.
  • Impressive waterfall, worth visiting when in the area! Too loud for babies or dogs, though.