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by Ben the Grate
July 27, 2005
Trummelbach Falls is located in a cave-like canyon deep within the walls of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. It is the most spectacular tourist-accessible slot canyon I've visited anywhere on earth. The atmosphere is far more like a cave than a canyon.
The glacial-fed stream blasts down through twisting falls within the circuitous canyon. You are taken by elevator to the top of the canyon and allowed to stroll through the cave-like passages and then out into the bright sun and down a network of stairs to the place where the stream bursts out of the canyon and into the valley.
This water was ice just a few hours before you see it flowing before your eyes, and the mist and wind it produces can chill you to the bone, even if it's a lovely 80°F in the valley outside. I recommend a coat or parka.
There is a lovely café on-site. Entrance to the falls is around $7 and definitely worth it.
You were smart and followed by advice on combining Trummelbach with a bicycling tour of the valley. But in case you didn't, you can get there by walking about 3km up the valley from Lauterbrunnen or by taking the valley bus from the train station in Lauterbrunnen to the Trummelbachfallen stop.
From journal Reclaim Your Youth and Virginity
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
August 13, 2004
It is Mother Nature at her best! The name Trümmelbach literally means "stream that sounds like a drum". And how! The din that's created by the draining of the enormous glacial walls of the Eiger-Monch-Jungfrau massif, with up to a speed/volume of 20,000 litres per second!
There are 10 glacial look-out points inside the mountain that are accessible by a tunnel lift which rises about 100 metres in 60 seconds. It can carry up to 40 passengers at one time with up to a capacity of 500 per hour. It is a technological feat in itself. Constructed in 1983, it is a continued effort first started by the Von Almen family who in 1913 first built tunnels, stairs, and bridges to allow for visitors to enjoy this tremendous work of art.
To get to Trümmelbach Falls by car from Berne/Basel/Zurich/Geneva, take freeway N6 or take N8 if you are coming from Lucerne/Zurich. Near Interlaken, take the Wilderswil exit and continue driving toward Wilderswil and Lauterbrunnen. About three kilometres after passing through Lauterbrunnen, you will arrive at Trümmelbach Falls.
If you are going to Trümmelbach Falls by train, go via Interlaken (SBB/BLS/Brünigbahn) toward Lauterbrunnen (BOB). A bus will take you from there to the Trümmelbach Falls bus stop.
The Trümmelbach Glacier Waterfalls are open from 9am to 5pm daily from April to November and from 8am to 6:30pm in July and August. Phone: +44 - (0)33 - 855 32 32 / Fax: +44 - (0)33 - 855 32 33.
From journal Interlaken ~ Between the Lakes
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
November 8, 2004
We suggest taking the lift up, but instead walking down for the complete experience; it is not a difficult descent at all.
From journal The best of the Swiss Alps
W. Palm Beach, Florida
March 19, 2006
From journal Trummelbach Falls
London, England, United Kingdom
November 16, 2012
Going to the Swiss Alps,