Sunday 9th August 2020
Today we were up early as it was our final day in this most wonderful valley and we wanted to fit in as much as we possibly could.
The German word Lauterbrunnen means “Many Springs” or more accurately: “Loud Springs” and the name comes from 72 thundering waterfalls that gush down into the valley from the vertical cliff faces, some of which are several hundred metres high.
So we decided to check some of these out and headed along the valley to Trümmelbach Falls, a series of ten glacier-fed waterfalls in the interior of a mountain made accessible by a tunnel-finicular, built in 1913.
We chose to take the tunnel elevator up otherwise it was a steep climb. The lift led us up to a platform from where the uppermost waterfalls are accessed.
There’s a few small bridges, stairs, walkways and dimly lit tunnels to the highest waterfall. It’s freezing in here but a relief from the soaring temperatures outside but my god when that freezing spray hits you it fills you with shock.
The noise is loud, thundering and roaring in the interior of this mountain…it’s pretty impressive and with the amount of water flowing through it makes you wonder how there’s any snow and ice left on the top of these mountains.
Melt water flowing down from Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau form this powerful raging torrent that carries 20,000 litres of water per serving through the caves.
This water has carved its way through solid rock over thousands of years and sculpted the most impressive shaped rock formations.
These dramatic falls are a true natural wonder, and provide an awe-inspiring spectacle of nature. A World Heritage site, it’s definitely worth a visit.
From here we were back in Lauterbrunnen simply enjoying our final hours.
We have loved every minute of our stay here and are reluctant to leave. Lauterbrunnen is beautifully tucked into a deep, long valley of rocky cliffs and green pastures, simply picture perfect.
It’s unusual and hypnotic, it’s hard to find the right words to describe it’s inconceivable beauty and uniqueness.
Step outside and the scenery wraps itself around you…its absolutely breathtaking.
P.s thank you ‘bossy one’ for ‘encouraging’ us to visit. We have loved every minute and know for sure we will be back! ♥️