Trümmelbachfälle, Lauterbrunnen

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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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  • August 20, 2017
    These falls which include the waters of 3 glaciers and pour 20,000 litres of water per second are exceptional. Part of the visit is by lift and the rest with stairs. To protect themselves from the spray
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  • August 19, 2017
    We visited on a very wet and miserable and were soaked before we got to the falls. We got the elevator up and then walked up to the 10th viewing platform. We took 2 9 year olds and a 6 year old, the 6...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    It was certainly a really neat experience to visit the Trummelbach Falls. We were told that it is a good rainy day activity, however you are still going to get wet as there are walkways directly outsi...  more »

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Where to stay in Lauterbrunnen

The tiny village of Lauterbrunnen boasts a collection of reasonably priced hotels and family-run inns nestled in the valley housed in charming, weathered chalets. Just a short rail ride away from the pricey neighboring ski resort towns, the valley is a great alternative, offering affordable accommodation without compromising on convenience. There are a few hostels here, or for a bit more privacy, rent a furnished apartment.
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