Voyage to Lauterbrunnen, the Valley of 72 Waterfalls

 

Between the dramatic vertical rock walls and snow-capped mountains, there’s a little valley rise high above the meadows. It’s named Lauterbrunnen meaning as Loud Springs in German. Located in the Swiss Alps, Switzerland, the valley consists of the small towns of Wengen, Mürren, Gimmelwald, Stechelberg, and Isenfluh and around 72 thunderous waterfalls. Mürren, Gimmelwald and Wengen are only accessible by foot and gondola so these three towns give the feeling of the magical rural countryside. Take a leisure stroll around the valley and admire the endless field of vibrant flowers and adorable cows with the bell collars amongst the lush fields.

Wandering around Lauterbrunnen, you will hear mesmerizing sound of water rushing down the rocks. Some of waterfalls in the valley are several hundred metres high. From all the waterfalls in the valley, the highlight is Staubbach which is one of the highest waterfalls in Europe. With its 297 meters high, Staubbach waterfall is the first thing you see when arriving in Lauterbrunnen. It is very impressive when the water of this waterfall is plunging off the cliffs and making the clouds of mist in the air. Especially, on a windy day, flowing of the mist almost losing before hitting the rocks below is extremely impressive.

Apart from the stunning landscape, Lauterbrunnen is also a valley for adventurous. Every ten minutes, you will see people base jumping from the side of mountain or hang gliding through the valley. The hiking trails are endless going up and down the steep elevation of the mountainside.

If you plan to get away somewhere, choose Lauterbrunnen Valley in Switzerland to be your destination.