Trummelbach

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Trummelbach Falls
Trümmelbachfälle
Trummelbach.JPG
View from the Trümmelbach Falls
Location Lauterbrunnen, District of Interlaken, Canton of Bern
Coordinates 46°34′8.65″N 7°54′53.94″E / 46.5690694°N 7.9149833°E / 46.5690694; 7.9149833
Type Tiered
Total height 140 meters (459 feet)
Number of drops 10
Total width 12 meters (40 feet)
Average
flow rate
3 cubic meters / sec. 100 cubic feet / sec.
World height ranking 596

The Trummelbach Falls (In German: Trümmelbachfälle) in Switzerland are a series of ten glacier-waterfalls inside the mountain made accessible by tunnel-lift and illuminated.

The Trummelbach alone drains the mighty glacier defiles of Eiger (3970 m), Mönch (4099 m) and Jungfrau (4158 m) and carries 20,200 tons of boulder detritus per year.

Its drainage area is 24 km², half of it covered by snow and glaciers. The falls carry up to 20,000 litres of water per second.

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The 'Corkscrew' chute

Coordinates: 46°34′8.65″N 7°54′53.94″E / 46.5690694°N 7.9149833°E / 46.5690694; 7.9149833