Rhine Falls, Schaffhausen
In the middle of the falls, there is a sharp cliff that can be reached through a boat ride. If you don’t mind steep climbs, you can take a short trail to reach the viewing platform on this cliff to feel the energy and mist of the water surrounding you.
Staubbach Falls, Lauterbrunnen
For a closer look, you can take a trail, which is a little steep and slippery, to reach a rock balcony that serves as a great vantage point. This trail has information panels that tell visitors about the history of these falls.
Engstligen Falls, Adelboden
They look mesmerising nestled amidst snow-coated mountains, emerald-green meadows with grazing cows, miles of flowering patches, and rustic mountain hamlets. Due to its beauty, it is considered as a site of national significance and is a favourite excursion spot amongst locals and visitors. The fact that one can get very close to these humongous falls is a major pull for people.
Best Time to visit: Visit the waterfall between April-August to see them at their voluminous best due to rains and melting snow, which is the main water source.
Reichenbach Falls, Meiringen
This is also where the famous detective was said to meet his death in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s book. There is even a plaque and a museum nearby dedicated to Holmes! Many people also visit to experience the funicular ride that’s been ferrying visitors since 1899. The train operates only between mid-May to early October.
Trümmelbach Falls, Lauterbrunnen
They are reached by taking an underground lift through illuminated tunnels. There are several viewing balconies that have self-serving restaurants where you can try authentic Swiss food after soaking in the stunning views around.
Rosenlaui Falls, Meiringen
The footpaths to take you close to the ravine are surrounded by huge rock faces that never fail to stun people with their craggy rugged beauty and razor-sharp edges.
Foroglio Falls, Val Bavona
This powerful and graceful natural attraction gets its name from the nearby Foroglio Village that houses ancient 11th-century churches and castles. The trail to reach the fall is simple & scenic full of colourful wildflowers. The viewpoint takes you quite close to the falls and offers beautiful views of the Bavona Valley,
Mürrenbach Falls, Stechelberg
The best way to see this is from the Schilthornbahn cable car station that takes you up and close to the humongous water curtains for breathtaking views.
Giessbach Falls, Lake Brienz
One of the best vantage points to see this waterfall is reached by an 18th-century funicular that takes one up to the historical Giessbach Hotel, quite an experience in itself. There is a charming bridge nearby that also offers beautiful views of the pristine Lake Brienz and its light green waters.
Tine Conflens, La Sarraz
These stones form the perfect place to sit for hours and lose yourself in the quietude of the place that only gets broken by birdsong.
Weisstannen Valley Waterfalls
You can see soaring eagles and visit the nearby village by the same name for freshly baked bread and aromatic Alp cheese.