After returning from our trip to the Top of Europe, it was such a pretty day we decided to hike to Lauterbrunnen and then take the train back to Wengen.
We walked through Wengen, going north, to a point that over looked Lauterbrunnen and took some pictures before beginning our descent.
Signs to Lauterbrunnen
There were signs along the way which pointed us to the foot trail to Lauterbrunnen.
As we were walking on the path we saw benches to sit and enjoy the vistas, but we kept going.
The views of the valley and what laid below was what captured our attention. We could not stop taking pictures. Could you imagine waking up to these views every day?
The trail was well-marked as it wound its way down the mountain side. In some places there were steps to descend but the closer we got to the bottom, the steeper it became.
You could not ask for a prettier day for our hike. There were people biking and other hikers on the trail enjoying the day. We were constantly taking pictures and could not get over the views.
The town of Lauterbrunnen
It took us a good hour to get down to Lauterbrunnen, which the trail ended at the train station.
From there we walked south into Lauterbrunnen down to Staubbachfall. We could see the falls as we walked through town.
The Staubbachfall drops 1000 feet off the side of the cliff. This is the second highest falls in Switzerland. Lauterbrunnen Valley is know for their 72 waterfalls, but this is the waterfalls that you see in all the pictures for this area and it did not disappoint.
As we got closer we were amazed at its shear beauty. The visit to the falls is free. To get to the falls there is a hill to climb with lots of steps. Then we walked through a tunnel before we finally reached the falls. It’s very impressive standing under the falls as the water freefalls landing onto the valley floor.
TIP: Keep your valuables such as cameras covered as we felt the mist of the falls as we looked out thru the falling water.
We had an amazing view from underneath the falls of Lauterbrunnen. As you can see its a long way back down to the road from where we started.
Leaving the falls we stopped by the church to visit the beautiful cemetery before returning to the train station.