Trümmelbachfälle, Lauterbrunnen

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. Arrange to visit Trümmelbachfälle and other attractions in Lauterbrunnen using our Lauterbrunnen online tour planner .
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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • Amazing place but you can't get near the waterfall as they have built a stair structure for accessing the top. You can enjoy the views from there. There is a lift which takes you halfway through. Although you have to walk a lot to go to the top. I would suggest coming down by stairs as it offers amazing scenery of this place
  • We visited Trummelbach Falls in June 2017 and were awestruck. So amazing and so under-publicised. We arrived about 3:30pm and there was no waiting to get on the lift and the walking up through the tunnels was no problem. There must be a dozen viewing points where you can almost reach out and touch the water. The only problem is you are so close your camera may get wet with the spray. Take a rain jacket and waterproof camera with flash. The sound of the water was almost deafening.
  • It was made a tourist attraction.. But on second thought not a great sight.. But you will definitely Marvel how inside a mountain waterfalls exist & they were discovered..
  • $20 for 2 people to get in? Don’t accept credit card? You’d think if they’re trying to make money from a international tourist attraction site they could at least make it convenient for people to get in and PAY.
  • Great natural wonder. The lift to the top to view the falls was wonderful. Beware though that children below 4 years are not allowed.

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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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