The Trümmelbach Falls is one of the key attractions in the Jungfrau region. I went there once on my own many years ago. Of course I had to show my daughter the Falls in our recent trip. Switzerland is not just about mountains and lakes!
I stopped posting my travel stories for a bit because of the corona virus – didn’t make sense to me at the time…I just saw that Switzerland is re-opening a few of its attractions in June like this Falls…and even if people can’t travel in the near future – perhaps this can be something to add to the list next year or whenever…
Lauterbrunnen is accessible by car – so you can actually drive to the Falls (not too far from the Lauterbrunnen train station by car). There is a parking lot at the site. Otherwise you can take the train to Lauterbrunnen station from Interlaken and then take the bus to the “Trümmelbachfälle” bus stop. Very accessible.
The Waterfalls are open from 9 am to 5 pm daily from the beginning of April to the beginning of November and from 8:30 am to 6 pm in July and August (depending also on weather conditions). This year, the falls have been closed for a bit because of the corona virus but it is scheduled to re-open on 30 June.
Just like every other places in the region, it can get quite busy with the tourists. I went there close to closing time around 330-ish PM so there were not many people. You need at least an hour to appreciate the Falls.
Adult CHF11; Children CHF4 (Children below 4 are not permitted due to safety reasons. Pets also not allowed). I used cash – I heard they didn’t take credit card – but not too sure if things have changed recently.
It doesn’t say at the website, but I would wear good shoes without slippery soles – sneakers work great. Some parts are slippery/wet. I heard people have been turned away if they do not wear appropriate shoes – like if they wear flip flops etc.
Not wheelchair accessible. There is a lift that takes you up to a certain level but you would have to walk up the remaining levels.
About The Falls
This is a 10 level glacier waterfall . The elevator will take you up past the 6th level – the ride is about 60 seconds covering about a distance of 100m. At full capacity the lift can take up up to 40 people. Lucky us – there were just us in the lift plus the operator that day! Nice! After you leave the lift, you then take the stairs up to levels 7-10. To see Levels 1-6, you can take the stairs down. For some time – it was just my daughter and I up at the higher levels – it was getting to be a bit creepy. Then a lady showed up – so that was nice. Too many people is definitely not great – but after a while with just you and your daughter in the dimly lit tunnels – well – wasn’t that super exciting too!
I just had my iPhone 8 Plus with me so the pictures are not super spectacular. Remembered thinking maybe I should have bought that iPhone 11 Pro I was eyeing before the trip.
Check Out My Video
You can see our ride on the elevator in the clip and get a feel of walking around the different levels in the clip below…
We came here after visiting Schilthorn – so it was a nice way to end our outing for the day. The walk was easy, the falls were breathtaking, the crowd – well there wasn’t any. The views outside was superb and the air was fresh and cool. We had a great time. Happy I did this one – because my daughter was starting to get a bit tired of all the mountain trips…so this was a nice, pleasant change. I’ll update this post with some videos later…
Check out also my other posts on other attractions in Switzerland.