Miles: We had problems getting an accurate GPS reading for some reason. We are approximating 10 miles.
Time: all day....
Year to date miles: 222.2
How to get there from Wengen: Take the train from Wengen to Lauterbrunnen. Walk behind the train station and look for the yellow train signs.
Rest rooms: Behind the Lauterbrunnen train station. Also at Trummelbach falls. And probably also at the Schilthornbahn.
Lauterbrunnen Station - Trummelbach Falls
Trummelbach Falls - towards Stechelberg
Towards Stechelberg - Schilthornbahn
Schilthornbahn - Stechelberg
Stechelberg - starting towards Murren
Starting towards Murrren - Stechelberg
Stechelberg - Lauterbrunnen
Hike description: There was a strong chance of afternoon thunderstorms, so we decided to stay in the valley. We had a little bit of rain, but it wasn't bad, and was mostly a sunny day. Often the weather in Lauterbrunnen will be much sunnier than in the mountains. Trummelbach falls is a recommended trip for a rainy day, as it doesn't matter what the weather is like. You can take a bus to Trummelbach falls, but we preferred walking. This is a very easy walk. Most of it is on pavement, and it is flat. There are many, many waterfalls, and you will see paragliders and possibly base jumpers.
|They even have trail signs inside the train station. I love hiking here!|
|The hike starts behind the train station, where you will find these signs.|
We started out heading to Trummelbach falls.
|Lauterbrunnen train station|
|The hike starts out walking in the middle of the town.|
Just keep checking the yellow trail signs.
|We passed by this cemetery, where every grave had a flower plot|
|Lauterbrunnen is a valley with cliffs on both sides. After passing through the town area, this hike is along gravel/quiet paved road, and passes through pastures.|
|This is the quiet paved road. Only an occasional car.|
|At this point, we took a left to visit Trummelbach falls.|
After visiting the falls, we returned to this spot, and continued to Stechelberg.
|Crossing on a bridge over this river (very grey water) which is fed by glacier water.|
|We have found Switzerland to be very dog friendly. |
We've seen many calm, off-leash dogs.
Dogs on trains, dogs in restaurants.
But, they are still sensitive about poop :)
I forgot to get a picture - but one brand of poop bags is called "RabidDog"
|Trummelbach falls is a very popular tourist site.|
There will be tour buses.
|It was hard to get photos that captured the falls. |
But, they were a really interesting site.
|The falls are inside a cave like area (making photos hard). |
They are very loud, and a raincoat is recommended.
|An "elevator" or sorts takes you part way up. Then there are still additional flights of stairs up. Additional viewing areas means more flights down to the bottom. It is wet inside.|
|There is a restaurant at the falls and bathrooms.|
|We headed back towards Lauterbrunnen Station temporarily.|
|Until we reached this sign again, where we headed to Stechelberg|
|There are many drinking areas like this in Switzerland.|
Half the time I can't figure out if they are for humans or cattle.
This one is for humans.
|This is a very popular area for paragliding.|
We also saw a few base jumpers - I practically had a heart attack when I saw the first one.
|We ended up visiting the Schilthornbahn on the way to Stechelberg.|
|I love cairns :)|
|Cable car above|
|Hydro electric plant at Stechelberg.|
There is a postbus that can take you back to the Lauterbrunnen train station.
We started heading up to Murren instead.
|I tried to get a good photo, but this guy moved fast. It is a black alpine salamander.|
They come out in the rain.
|View of Lauterbrunnen valley.|
We walked back from Stechelberg to the Lauterbrunnen train station.
|Passing pastures along the way.|