Trummelbach Falls is one of the most amazing and unique water-falling experiences we had so far. The waterfall lies within the slot canyon carved by its own power. The power of the waterfall comes from the melt waters of Jungfrau, Mönch, and Eiger peaks and the glaciers in between them. The interesting patterns of the sculpted walls of the slot canyon is something to look out for apart from the gigantic falls.
How to reach Trümmelbach Falls from Interlaken?
Train from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen: The best way to go to Trummelbach Falls is to go via Interlaken. Catch a train a reach Interlaken Ost railway station. From Interlaken Ost there is a train every hour to Lauterbrunnen. If you do not have a Swiss pass then it may cost you around 10 CHF per person one way. The train journey to Lauterbrunnen is very scenic.
Bus/ Walk from Lauterbrunnen to Trummelbach falls: Trummelbach falls is at a distance of just 3 km from Lauterbrunnen railway station. You can either take a walk or catch a bus. The bus stand is in front of the railway station and there is a bus every 45 minutes to the falls.
I would recommend walking to the falls as the valley is beautiful. There are multiple waterfalls along the way and you can see many people trekking in this area. You can talk to the local people, buy some souvenir and taste local cheese on the way to the falls.
The ticket counter /entrance is a short walk from the bus stop. We paid CHF 7.2 per person (May 2016) to get through the gate. There were total 10 glacial waterfalls. There was a lift that rose up a dark tunnel to reach the spot from where we can see 5th and 6th waterfall.
Once we were out of the lift, we were in a dark, cold, noisy and wet cave. Water from the falls frequently sprinkled on our body. We could see the slot canyon carved because of the water falling at the rate of 20,000 liters/ second and cutting the mountain over the years. The 10 glacial waterfalls ended up in a stream outside the cave.
From the falls we could see Lauterbrunnen Valley, Staubbach Falls, the Murrenbach Falls and the Aegertenbach Falls. We explored all the waterfalls and spent close to an hour here.
While returning, we walked to Lauterbrunnen valley and reached the station in 45 minutes. We had some coffee at a restaurant in front of station and then boarded the train to Interlaken.
The beautiful view from the Interlaken- Lauterbrunnen train, the 10 gigantic glacial waterfalls, the wild flower field outside Trummelbach Falls and a walk to remember in the Lauterbrunnen valley is the souvenir I am taking home after visiting Trummelbach. I would say that it is a must visit place in Switzerland.
Opening Closing Time
- The fall is open for tourist from April to November
- Timings – 9 AM – 5 PM
- Timings might extend from 8:30 AM – 6 PM during the month of July and August.
How much did the trip to Trümmelbach falls cost (per person)?
- Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen – Train return ticket – CHF 20
- One way bus ticket from Lauterbrunnen to Trümmelbach Falls – CHF 4
- Ticket to Trümmelbach Falls – CHF 7.2 (May 2016)
- Lunch – CHF 15
Trip to Trümmelbach falls cost us CHF 45- CHF 50 per person.
Time taken for the journey (from Interlaken) and sight seeing
- Interlaken – Lauterbrunnen Train (One way)– 15 minutes
- Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Trümmelbach Falls – 10 minutes (We had to wait at the bus stand for 30 minutes or so)
- Trümmelbach Falls – 1 hour
- Walk from Trümmelbach Falls to Lauterbrunnen station – 45 minutes
Estimated time required to see Trümmelbach Falls – 3.5 – 4 Hours
Things to carry
- Water Bottle– Mineral water is very expensive in Switzerland, so carry your own bottle
- Casual Shoes/ Sports shoes – Wear shoes will good grip as the cave floor is slippery.
- Jacket – You might need a jacket as it is cold inside the cave
Website – http://www.truemmelbachfaelle.ch/