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A total of 72 waterfalls gush down into the Lauterbrunnen Valley from the vertical cliff faces, some of which are as high as 400m. The roar and rush of these unique natural spectacles accompanies hikers on this picturesque trail from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg.

Description

When Goethe visited the Lauterbrunnen Valley in 1779, he was so fascinated by the Staubbach Falls that he penned the poem “Song of the Spirits over the Water”. This brought worldwide fame for the striking waterfall. While the water spray at the edge of the village of Lauterbrunnen marks the start of this hike and the Lauterbrunnen Valley, it is by no means its only highlight. The Trümmelbach Falls around halfway along the hiking route are perhaps even more impressive: inside the mountain, the largest underground waterfalls in Europe thunder down over ten cascades, which can be reached via a labyrinth of steps and galleries. The meltwater of the Jungfrau Glacier gushes down into the valley at an impressive 20,000 litres per second, dragging with it more than 20,000 tonnes of debris and making the entire mountain rumble. The hike continues on past the Mürrenbachfall, the highest waterfall in Switzerland, and along the icy blue Lütschine river to Stechelberg. In this tranquil holiday resort, a cable car goes up the Schilthorn – made world-famous by 007, with the name Piz Gloria originating in the Bond novel On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

Once at the end of the hike, a postal bus goes back to Lauterbrunnen from Stechelberg. 

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Lauterbrunnen
Destination
Stechelberg
Start Point
Lauterbrunnen railway station
Target Point
Postal bus stop Hotel Stechelberg
Direction
One way
Altitude (meter above sea level)
914 m
Ascent
161 m
Descent
51 m
Distance
8 km
Duration
2 h
Technical requirements
Easy
Physical requirements
Easy
Season
April - November
Theme
Along Water, With panoramic view
Category
Active, Hiking, Nature

Map

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Contact

Restaurant Waldrand / Sulwaldstübli
Stutzli 460
Postfach 23
3822 Isenfluh
Switzerland

Phone  033 855 12 27
Mobile phone  033 855 12 51
scisenfluh@gmx.ch
lauterbrunnen.swiss

Quick Facts

Route number

Distance

8 km

Duration

2 h

Ascent

161 m

Travel information: Lauterbrunnen

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