The natural spectacle of the Trümmelbach Falls is awarded three out of three stars by the ViaMichelin Green Guide. And no wonder, with figures like these behind the impressive power: 20,000 litres of water per second, a catchment area of 23 square kilometres and 20,200 tons of boulders and scree per year. What’s more, with ten glacial waterfalls inside the mountain, the Trümmelbach Falls are unique in Europe. After touring the ten steps, visitors end the day in the souvenir shop or restaurant. It’s worth visiting the falls more than once: the waters roar down in summer, but in winter they freeze almost to a standstill.
Making the breakthrough
Though the origins of the Trümmelbach Falls go back to the Ice Age 15,000 years ago, they have only been truly accessible since 1913. Since then, a lot has changed. An inclined glass lift runs upwards, passing a primeval mountain forest with lilies, ferns and Alpine roses. The 600-metre-long system of paths including a gallery and viewing platforms offers visitors fantastic views from many different perspectives.
Attractions all around
Visitors to the Trümmelbach Falls can combine their trip with a hike from Stechelberg to Lauterbrunnen. A cross-country ski trail makes the route even more attractive in winter. In summer, the area is ideal for mountain bike or high-altitude tours. Stechelberg is not far from the Schilthorn
, while the Trachsellauenen silver mine near Lauterbrunnen is also worth a visit.jungfrauregion.swiss