Activities in Wengen

Trümmelbach Falls – World Heritage Site – Wengen Excursion


The Trümmelbach Falls are Europe’s largest subterranean waterfalls and the worlds only glacier waterfalls that are accessible underground by lift, galleries, tunnels, paths and platforms. They alone carry the meltwater of the glaciers from the Jungfrau down to the valley – up to 20,000 liters of water per second! The water carries with it over 20,000 tons of boulders and scree per year. Constant abrasion of glacial debris in the water formed, and continues to shape, the canyon’s highly sculpted walls.

“Nature reminds us to enjoy the simple things around us”.
Vijahja Gowrisankar

Getting Wet

There is no doubt about it you will most likely get a little splashed by the waterfalls while visiting the Trümmelbach falls.  The sheer volume of water passing through will be sure to amaze you!

If you do not have a waterproof jacket you can buy a poncho from the Trümmelbach falls shop or on warm sunny days enjoy the cooling spray.

The Trümmelbach Falls is a great place to visit in any weather but even more spectacular if it is raining or has just been raining as the volume of water coming into the falls is much greater.

Walking to Trümmelbach falls

Trümmelbach Falls is a short journey from Wengen. Take the train down to Lauterbrunnen and then decide if you would like to take the bus along the valley or enjoy an easy scenic walk.

Walking along the Lauterbrunnen Valley to the Trümmelbach falls takes about 40 – 50 minutes. Enjoy walking through the green meadows and passing by some of the 72 photogenic waterfalls spilling down over the sheer cliffs along both sides of the valley.

Alternatively the local bus runs ever half an hour from Lauterbrunnen and only takes 7-8 minutes.

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