Day 8. An Alpine Adventure: The Impressive Trümmelbach Falls near Lauterbrunnen

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See the website: https://www.swissvistas.com/trummelbach-falls.html

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Trümmelbach Falls
German: Trümmelbachfälle
View from the Trümmelbach Falls
Location Lauterbrunnental, District of Interlaken, canton of Bern
Coordinates 46°34′8.65″N 7°54′53.94″E
Type Tiered
Total height 140 m (460 ft)
Number of drops 10
Total width 12 m (39 ft)
Average
flow rate
3 m3/s (110 cu ft/s)

The Trümmelbach Falls (German: Trümmelbachfälle) in Switzerland are a series of ten glacier-fed waterfalls inside the mountain made accessible by a tunnel-funicular, built 1913, stairs, and illumination.

Located in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, the creek called Trümmelbach alone drains the glacier defiles of Eiger (3967 m), Mönch (4099 m), and Jungfrau (4158 m) and carries more than 20,000 tons of boulder detritus per year.[1]

Its drainage area is 24 square kilometres (9.3 sq mi), half of it covered by snow and glaciers. The falls carry up to 20,000 litres of water per second.[1]

After the hamlet of the same name on the valley floor the Trümmelbach feed into the Weisse Lütschine, which heads north through the valley and the village of Lauterbrunnen further down to join after 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) its sister river, the Schwarze Lütschine at Zweilütschinen, where they join to the Lütschine.

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Our Personal Visit on Day 8 = 9th September 2018

A magnificent valley around which many of the more than 72 natural waterfalls are one of the most picturesque places in Switzerland, a tourist destination for nature lovers and a close proximity to the Internet and worth a visit.

One of many sets of steps going down through the falls.

The Trümmelbach Falls (German: Trümmelbachfälle) in Switzerland are a series of ten glacier-fed waterfalls inside the mountain made accessible by a tunnel-funicular, built 1913, stairs, and illumination.

The falls carry up to 20,000 litres of water per second.

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A pair of people looking at the impressive falls falling down inside the mountain of rock.

The falls flow out in a creek at the base of the mountain whilst the path leads down and around the mountain. It is one thing to go up quickly in a lift to the top but it is another thing to walk slowly down the mountain and see the dynamic falls at close range.

The falls flow out in a creek at the base of the mountain as a sizable creek.

From this website: Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, Lauterbrunnen

….. Hike around some of Switzerland’s most dramatic landscapes at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, which plunge down overhanging rock faces created by natural forces over thousands of years. A huge draw for adventure seekers from around the globe, the lush valley features 72 thunderous waterfalls, some of which carry 20,000 l (5,280 gal) of water per second. When Goethe visited the valley in 1779, the majestic falls moved him so deeply that he returned home to write one of his best-known poems, “Spirit Song Over the Waters.” Discover this untamed glacial valley by trekking around some of its world-famous trails, or hop on the scenic rack railway linking the region’s half-dozen mountain villages. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Lauterbrunnen holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.

See all the wonderful photos of the Falls at this website: https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g285724-d2280144-Reviews-Trummelbach_Falls-Lauterbrunnen_Jungfrau_Region_Bernese_Oberland_Canton_of_Bern.html#photos;aggregationId=101&albumid=101&filter=7&ff=323654306

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