Sunday, 13 October 2013

Trümmelbach Waterfalls

While my parents were visiting we had a weekend in Wengen, one of the day trips we did was to the Trümmelbach waterfalls. We took the train down to Lauterbrunnen and started the 1hour walk or maybe a bit more to the waterfalls.

It was a pleasant walk and we passed the Staubbach waterfall also very impressive, eventually the sign said 10 mins to go and still no sight or sound of these waterfalls. And the reason for that is, that they are inside the mountain valley, all in all there are 10 glacier waterfalls.

There is a lift that takes you to level 6 and from there you walk up the rest of the way, and it really is very spectacular indeed. It is also quite slippery so you do have to be careful, it is also very busy to at times so the going was at times slow. Not that, that stopped Alessio who raced up these steps!

These waterfalls drain the mighty glacier defiles of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. It is also the only glacier waterfalls in Europe inside a mountain and it is on the UNESCO world natural heritage list. It was a times quite scary to see that amount of water falling down and the speed of it too. It is quite tiring walking up of the steps and at times my legs nearly turned to jelly!

There are lots of vantage points where you can look and get close ups of the falling water from different angles. It is definitely worth a trip to see these waterfalls, they are only open from april to november, so not much time left for a visit.

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