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 water falls and are one of the sights of Adelboden.

The numerous mountain streams of Engstligenalp, a plateau at an elevation of 2,000 m, join together near its northern exit and fall in two steps over the rocks 600 m into the Engstligen valley[1] where they become the official beginning of the Engstlige river.

The upper fall can be seen partially from the Engstligenalp cable railway, a full view is possible from the seam path leading up the rocks.

The lower fall is accessible by a comfortable mountain path from the lower station of the Engstligenalp cable railway.

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


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