Valley of the 72 waterfalls: Lauterbrunnen-Stechelberg

Lauterbrunnen

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Lauterbunnen

Lauterbunnen

Lauterbrunnen with its most famous landmark, the impressive Staubbach Falls, is the gateway to one of the most spectacular valleys in Switzerland. A total of 72 waterfalls gush down into the Lauterbrunnen valley from the vertical cliff faces, some of which are several hundred metres high.

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Technical information

Starting point:Lauterbrunnen railway station
Destination:‘Hotel Stechelberg’ Postbus stop
Getting to the starting point:Train from Interlaken Ost
Getting to the destination:Bus to Lauterbrunnen and train to Interlaken Ost
Technique:easy
Physical fitness:easy
Length:9km
Hiking time:3h
Season:April to November

Description

This mostly flat walk from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg offers deep insights into this unique natural spectacle.

Even in the past the magnificent landscape of Lauterbrunnental Valley fascinated many a mountain hiker. The characteristic trough valley is depicted in many school books as a classic example of this type of valley. The unique and extraordinary waterfalls in particular made a lasting impression. Goethe was inspired by his memories of Staubbach to write his famous "Song of the Spirits over the Water". Staubbach, Trümmelbach and Schmadrifällen waterfalls are some of the water wonders of the valley.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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