Engstligen falls

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Engstligen falls
Unterer Engstligenfall4.jpg
The lower cascade of the Engstligen falls
Location Adelboden, Switzerland
Coordinates 46°26′56″N 7°33′43″E / 46.44889°N 7.56194°E / 46.44889; 7.56194
Elevation 2,000 metres (6,562 ft)
Total height 600 metres (1,969 ft)
Number of drops 2

The Engstligen Falls near Adelboden in the Bernese Oberland are the second highest waterfalls in Switzerland. They are listed in the Swiss inventory of landscapes of national significance.

The Engstligen Falls have one of the highest water volumes of alpine waterfalls and are one of Adelboden's attractions.

The numerous mountain streams of the Engstligenalp, a plateau at an elevation of 2,000 m, join together near its northern exit and cascade in two steps over the rocks, falling 600 metres into the Engstligen valley[1] where they form the source of the River Engstlige.

The upper falls can be partly seen from the Engstligenalp cable railway; a full view is possible from the mule track leading up the rocks.

The lower falls are accessible on an easy mountain path from the lower station of the Engstligenalp cable railway.

In winter, the Engstligen Falls are a paradise for ice climbers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Engstligen Falls, Enstligen Alp, Wildstrubel". MySwitzerland.com. Switzerland Tourism. Retrieved 29 December 2010.