Waterfalls on a Wet Wednesday in Wengen

Thanks to Dave’s impeccable weather forecasting skills ( aka the app on his iPad ) we knew today was going to be a bit drizzly and cloudy, so we had decided to save today to visit the Trummelbach Falls down in Lauterbrunnen. These falls drain the mighty glacier melts of the Eiger and Jungfrau, and apparently has 20,000 litres of water flowing per second…and carries 20,200 tons of boulder fragments per year !! Pretty impressive ! Luckily for our weary legs, there is a tunnel lift that takes you 3/4 of the way up inside the mountain, and then you can walk up the final stage. When you are inside the caves, the sheer sound of the gushing water and how it is caving its way through the rocks is to be seen to be believed! Amazing to hear and feel the raw power of nature.

After a coffee at the cafe at the bottom, we walked the 30 mins back into Lauterbrunnen and on the way had a wee detour up to another water fall called Spissbachfall. Not as impressive as Trummelbach, but still worth the climb up to stand in a viewing platform behind the water.

J.

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