7 Waterfalls in Lauterbrunnen: With Distance & Best Time
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Lauterbrunnen Waterfalls

Nestled amidst the picturesque Swiss Alps, thunderous Lauterbrunnen Waterfalls are nothing short of magical wonder that gush down into the valley with all their charismatic enamor. The staggering natural beauty of the roaring waterfalls perfectly complements the Alpine charm in the backdrop and is a magnificent place to reconnect with nature.

The waterfalls are idyllically ruffled in the Lauterbrunnen valley which is tucked between the gigantic rock cliffs, snow-capped mountain peaks, and verdant meadows. Interestingly, one of these waterfalls uniquely displays their formation in a cave-like environment and is a spectacular phenomenon to behold.

Cataloged as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Lauterbrunnen Waterfall Cave is bound to enrapture the visitors with its breath-taking glory. April to May happens to be the pinnacle of summer months and is the ideal time to visit the Lauterbrunnen valley waterfalls. Summer months help to melt the snow and thus enhance their scenic beauty as they cascade over the rocky edge of the cliffs at full speed.

Here is a list of best Waterfalls in Lauterbrunnen:


Staubbach Falls

Staubbach Falls
Earmarked as one of Europe's highest free-falling waterfalls and the second-highest waterfall in Switzerland, Staubbach Falls is truly a stunner. As the waterfall tumbles down from a hanging valley, it adds a sense of splendor to an already incredible landscape.

During the summer months, warm winds swirl around the tumbling waters and create an effect of the misty spray. As a result, the waterfall descends in a condition of liquid dust and is titled as Staubbach Falls where the German word “Staub” stands for “dust”.

Location: Staubbach Falls is located above Lauterbrunnen Village in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. 

Best Time: Between late April and early May.

Distance From Lauterbrunnen City: The distance between the Staubbach Falls and Lauterbrunnen City is only 500 meters.

Trümmelbach Falls

Trümmelbach Falls
Resonating noise along with churning water in the interior of the mountain, Trümmelbach Falls are Europe's largest subterranean waterfalls. This mesmerizing natural spectacle is a series of  10 glacier-fed waterfalls in a cave-like environment and has been listed as a natural UNESCO World Heritage site.

The acoustically and visually aesthetic Trümmelbach Falls is also the only glacier waterfalls that are accessible by dimly lit elevator, tunnels, and platforms. Next time you plan for a trip to Switzerland, don’t forget to venture into this chasm to witness the spectacle of milky glacial water cascading its way down over the chiseled rocks and thumping the walls of the narrow slot canyon. 

Location: Trümmelbach Falls are located right in the middle of the idyllic Lauterbrunnen valley.

Best Time: Between early April to early November.

Distance From Lauterbrunnen City: The distance between the Trümmelbach Falls and Lauterbrunnen City is 2.8 kilometers.

Murrenbach Falls

Murrenbach Falls
Gurgling prominently deep in 5 cascades from a height of 417 meters, Murrenbach Falls is the highest waterfall in Switzerland. Although it flows around the year it only displays a consistent volume and an imposing flow during the summer months.

One can get the best views of the captivating Murrenbach Falls while traversing in a cable car via Stechelberg –Gimmelwald- Mürren- Schilthorn route.  

Location: Murrenbach Falls is located just outside the Stechelberg village which is the gateway to the upper Lauterbrunnen valley.

Best Time: Between April and August.

Distance From Lauterbrunnen City: The distance between Murrenbach Falls and Lauterbrunnen City is 4.7 kilometers.

Reichenbach Falls

Reichenbach Falls
Reichenbach Falls is a multi-tiered spellcaster and is famous for its association with the demise of the fictional character Sherlock Holmes in a short story called The Final Problem. Since then, the impressively tall waterfall has emerged to be a major tourist destination.

As it attracts numerous visitors from all around the globe, the uppermost part of the Reichenbach Falls has been made accessible by a funicular for beautiful views.

Location:  Lower part of the Reichenbachtal valley in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland.

Best Time: Mid May – Early October.

Distance From Lauterbrunnen City: The distance between the Reichenbach Falls and Lauterbrunnen City is 43 kilometers.

Staldenbach Falls

To delve into the exquisiteness of the Staldenbach Falls, one has to bypass the Trummelbach Falls and drive further into the Lauterbrunnen valley. Plunging over multiple stages from a height of 300-500 meters, it can be spotted at the left side of the valley.

As Staldenbach Falls is majorly fed by the melted snow of Silberhorn glacier, it regains its majestic charm in the summer months after the termination of the spring. Needless to mention, it is also one of the highest waterfalls in Switzerland.

Location: Near the Lauterbrunnen village, in the region Berner Oberland, Switzerland.

Best Time: April-May

Distance From Lauterbrunnen City: The distance between the Staldenbach Falls and Lauterbrunnen City is 136.5 kilometers

Talbach Falls

A glistening hidden gem in the heart of the alpine region, Talbach Falls lies at the end of the Lauterbrunnen valley, near Stechelberg village. In a miraculous phenomenon, the waterfall impressively tumbles down in the valley by shooting through the hard rocks like an arrow.

One can discover the waterfall at close quarters but has to be cautious regarding the slipperiness of the staircases leading up to the top.

Location: Near Stechelberg village in the Bernese Alps, Switzerland.

Best Time: April to June.

Distance From Lauterbrunnen City: The distance between Talbach Falls and Lauterbrunnen City is 5.2 kilometers.

Spiessbach Falls

Spiessbach Falls is another shiny jewel of Lauterbrunnen Valley and has a whopping drop of 290 meters in a single leap. Similar to its fellow neighbors, Spissbach is also fed with the melted snow from the Bietenhorn mountain and is surrounded by the most glorious beauty of the Swiss Alps.

Location: Near Lauterbrunnen village.

Best Time: Early April –June.

Distance From Lauterbrunnen City: The distance between the Spiessbach Falls and Lauterbrunnen City is 12.7 kilometers.
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  1. How far is the Trümmelbach Falls from Lauterbrunnen?

    Trümmelbach Falls is situated within a distance of 2.8 kilometers from the Lauterbrunnen city. A nice walk on a pleasant morning will take a little more than 30 minutes to reach this signature Lauterbrunnen waterfalls. Eminent for its unique subterranean formation, the Lauterbrunnen Waterfall Cave lures travelers from all over the globe.

    Lauterbrunnen Waterfall Cave is also conveniently accessible through dimly lit stairs,tunnels and walkways. Among all the Lauterbrunnen valley waterfalls, the magnetism of Trümmelbach Falls is best experienced in the early morning.
  2. Where is the valley of 72 waterfalls?

    Lauterbrunnen valley is known as the valley of 72 waterfalls which is tucked away 70km southeast of Bernese Oberland in the alps of Switzerland. The Lauterbrunnen waterfalls are scattered throughout the Lauterbrunnen valley can be easily reached by train or by car.

    A 20 minutes train ride from the Swiss town of Interlaken will port you here. Amidst the Alpine beauty, these Lauterbrunnen valley waterfalls happily torrents down the cliffs and are geological wonders in every sense.The unparalleled beauty of these Lauterbrunnen valley waterfalls compels hikers from different continents to come together on delightful trails.

    Summer is the ideal time to visit the Lauterbrunnen valley waterfalls as the melted snow enhances the volume of the water flow and the Lauterbrunnen valley waterfalls stand out in all its glory.
  3. How long does Trümmelbach Falls take?

    Displaying an idiosyncratic formation inside a cavern, the entire exploration of the Trümmelbach Falls can be completed in an hour. Eminent for being the signature site among all the Lauterbrunnen waterfalls, the Lauterbrunnen Waterfall Cave can be smoothly explored with the man-made cemented paths, tunnels, pathways, and elevators.

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