Trümmelbach Falls

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Trümmelbach Falls
German: Trümmelbachfälle
View from the Trümmelbach Falls
LocationLauterbrunnental, District of Interlaken, canton of Bern
Coordinates46°34′8.65″N 7°54′53.94″E / 46.5690694°N 7.9149833°E / 46.5690694; 7.9149833
Total height140 m (460 ft)
Number of drops10
Total width12 m (39 ft)
flow rate
3 m3/s (110 cu ft/s)

The Trümmelbach Falls (German: Trümmelbachfälle) in Switzerland are a series of ten glacier-fed waterfalls inside the mountain made accessible by a tunnel-funicular, built 1913, stairs, and illumination.

Located in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, the creek called Trümmelbach alone drains the glacier defiles of Eiger (3967 m), Mönch (4099 m), and Jungfrau (4158 m) and carries more than 20,000 tons of boulder detritus per year.[1]

Its drainage area is 24 square kilometres (9.3 sq mi), half of it covered by snow and glaciers. The falls carry up to 20,000 litres of water per second.[1]

After the hamlet of the same name on the valley floor the Trümmelbach feed into the Weisse Lütschine, which heads north through the valley and the village of Lauterbrunnen further down to join after 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) its sister river, the Schwarze Lütschine at Zweilütschinen, where they join to the Lütschine.


  1. ^ a b "Trümmelbach Falls – in the Valley of the 72 Waterfalls". MySwitzerland (Tourism Information). London, UK: Switzerland Tourism. Retrieved 2018-03-04.

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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