The Swiss charms of scenery and the depth of its landscape go deeper and flow gentler here on the flickers of waterfalls across the slopes of Swiss Alps. Here, amidst the worldly and otherworldly beauties of Switzerland, in the breathtaking beauty of its vast valleys, the best respite is still to spend a little alone time in the glimmering and sloshing waterfalls nearby your chalet.
Here’s your list of the ten best Switzerland waterfalls, the wonders of Europe that every traveler ought to see. Don’t forget to check them all out!
1. Staubbach Falls, Lauterbrunnen
2. Engstligen Falls, Adelboden
3. Reichenbach Falls, Meiringen
4. Trümmelbach Falls, Lauterbrunnen
5. Rosenlaui Falls, Meiringen
6. Foroglio Falls, Val Bavona (near Locarno)
7. Mürrenbach Falls, Stechelberg
8. Giessbach Falls, Lake Brienz
9. Rhine Falls, Schaffhausen
10. Tine Conflens, La Sarraz
Staubbach Falls drops from the height of almost 300 meters. This one is the highest waterfall in Switzerland, and it joins the Lütschine River. The location of this astonishingly dazzling waterfall is just above Lauterbrunnen, the scenic village in the Bernese Oberland. Staubbach Falls is definitely worth its steep, it happens to be one of 72 waterfalls that you get to visit, if you choose to, in the Lauterbrunnen valley. There is a very short walk that goes up a pathway leading to one of the most spectacular views from behind the falls.
Here comes next, the second largest waterfalls in entire Switzerland, the name is Engstligen Falls. The waterfall has been under preservation since long, precisely 1948. Several smaller streams joining their forces form the Engstligenalp Fall. The depth of the fall is 600 meters down upon a base of rocks. This finally transforms into the Engstlige River. You can have a sight of the waterfall from up close if you can dare a rocky path. You can also take the cable car from around the village of Adelboden.
Location: 3715 Adelboden, Switzerland
Remember the ‘Faal’ of Sherlock Holmes! It’s about time you should because the fall he took happens to be one of the famous waterfalls in Switzerland. Reichenbach Falls! That’s where there was The Fall. Besides all the sadness of the presumed death of Sherlock Holmes down the Falls, the place also counts to be one of the most famous places on this planet long before Sherlock was dead! A series of Switzerland waterfalls on the Reichenbach stream form the Reichenbach Falls, in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland. The place is near Meiringen and the Falls drop from a height of 250 meters.
Location: Hausenstrasse 34, 3860 Meiringen, Switzerland
Your Waterfall venture in the corners of Switzerland is going to go all waste if you don’t get to the Trümmelbach Falls. It happens to be the largest subterranean waterfalls in Europe. The Falls carry the meltwater of the glacier of Jungfrau Mountains that is situated down the Lauterbrunnen valley. The Falls carry up to 20,000 liters of water per second. The waters here are sharp and the waterfall makes its way cutting through the mountain. If this doesn’t make a unique experience for you then what will!
Another Waterfall flourished with the meltwaters from the glacier. The Rosenlaui glacier gorge, where the Rosenlaui Falls descends, is near to the mountain hamlet of Schwarzwaldalp. It’s quiet here and it is not far from the township of Meiringen. You have to enter through Gletscherschlucht and upon entering it is a blissful surprise for you, you cannot help but notice the powerful Rosenlaui waterfall carrying the meltwater of the Rosenlaui Glacier through the ravine of the falls. There is also a footpath alongside the ravine surrounded cliff walls 80 m high.
The next destination is the Foroglio Waterfall. It is another one of the remarkable sites of Switzerland, tumbling down a height of 80 meter that falls into the Val Calnegia valley. You can reach the valley from a charming town called Foroglio. It is in the Ticino region of Switzerland. You can follow the in information trail that starts at Cavergno and Bignasco. These trails from the villages lead the walkers through a number of stages set up along the floor of the valley. The trail leads to the Terra di Foroglio, then to Pontido and through the Calneggia valley all the way to alpine meadows sitting at the height of 2000 meters.
Location: Fiume Calnegia,, Cevio, Switzerland
If you are driving to Stechelberg don’t forget to stop by the Mürrenbach fall just outside Lauterbrunnen. The spot is visually absolutely stunning and homes one of the most exuberant waterfalls in the valley. The height of the waterfall is 417 meters from above the ground of Mürrenfluh in 5 cascades. And it achieves the height of Switzerland’s highest waterfall. You can get the most direct sights of Mürrenbach Falls from the cable car station of Schilthornbahn. The flow of the waterfall is not intervened in any time of the year, it flows year-round, yet if you absolutely have to choose, go in the spring; it’s the time when the snow melts.
Location: 3825 Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
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Your next waterfall experience waits at Giessbach Fall that tumbles through all its 14 stages and covers a length of 500 meters joining the Lake Brienz around the town of Interlaken. It sits in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland. The best part about this waterfall is that it is surrounded by all forests, mountains and the beautiful alpine meadows. You can experience stunningly beautiful views of the pristine Lake Brienz.
Location: 3855 Brienz, Switzerland
You waterfalls ventures will be incomplete if you do not plan a visit to the Rhine falls. These falls are the largest in Europe. The location of Rhine Falls is near the town of Schaffhausen, just about 45 minutes north of Zurich. You can choose anyone from the lined up viewing sites and platforms from both sides of the falls. And if you want adventure, you can stand on the mighty rock in the middle of the falls. And how about a boat ride dropping you off on the rock, and takes you across the falls. You can also take a circular route around the falls.
Location: Rheinfallquai, 8212 Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland
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The meeting spot of Veyron and the Venoge rivers form the impressive Conflens Waterfall. Come and visit the fall if you are on the lookout for beautiful scenery. The canyons shaped out of the sheer force of the voluptuous waters meet the rocky hollow of limestone.
Location: 1315 La Sarraz, Switzerland
Your trip to Switzerland, the heaven on Earth, is just an excuse for you to visit these ten wonderful Switzerland waterfalls, the heights of vagabond bliss.
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