Lauterbrunnen - Switzerland - One of the Most Spectacular Glacial Valleys in Europe

Lauterbrunnen - Switzerland - One of the Most Spectacular Glacial Valleys in Europe

Lauterbrunnen is one of the most spectacular glacial valleys in Europe, and it is a must-see when you visit Switzerland.

Lauterbrunnen is home to 72 waterfalls, green pastures, and friendly locals

It is also the junction point for the stunning cog-rail journey up to the top of the Jungfrau Mountain and the highest train station in Europe at 11,333 feet.  The Jungfrau is a year-round glacier, so you are guaranteed to see snow even in the summer. 

 

The Trummelbach Falls are also an amazing natural wonder located in Lauterbrunnen.  These falls are made up of a facinating stream of water that has cut through the hard rock of the cliffs, creating ten glacial waterfalls that are hidden deep inside the side of the mountain. 

These falls are believed to have formed over 15 000 years ago, and at the height of its flow almost 20, 000 liters of water per second flow through these rocks.  Originally you could only see the bottom of the falls flowing out of the mountain, but in the early 1900’s a tunnel with a lift, and a path along some of the falls was built, and you can now go inside the mountain to see these spectacular falls close-up.

Lauterbrunnen is a very small town, so if you enjoy a peaceful destination with views that will constantly keep you in awe, then Lauterbrunnen will  not disappoint.  

 

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