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Staubbach Falls

Take in the natural beauty of Switzerland’s third-highest waterfall from a distance in winter or hike closer during the warmer months to feel its misty spray.

Towering over the picturesque town of Lauterbrunnen in the Bernese Highlands of the Swiss Alps, Staubbach Falls adds a sense of wonder to an already stunning landscape. Visible from many vantage points and easily reached, the falls are one of the most photographed features of the Lauterbrunnen Valley.

Enjoy the many different views of the Staubbach Falls that you will get when you make your way through the picture-perfect glacier-carved scenery of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. One such famous view is the traditional Swiss architecture and whitewashed church of Lauterbrunnen village in the foreground, with the mighty falls towering in the background.

Walk through the village and to the falls to hear its thunder and feel its spray. The falls tumble from a staggering height of 974 feet (297 meters), with much of the drop being freefall rather than flowing over rocks. Notice how this long freefall creates a fine mist and droplets which have inspired the “Staub,” which means dust, part of the waterfalls’ name.

Look for the sheep that graze happily in the fields at the base of the falls. The moisture from the falls provides plenty of lush grass for the animals to dine on. Walk to the small but interesting cemetery close to the base of the falls for a different perspective.

Put on your raincoat and walking shoes to follow the path to the upper section of the falls. Glance out over the valley and the thundering falls next to you as you make your way up. The rocks are constantly wet from the spray from the waterfall, so take care on the often slippery surface toward the top. Head to the end of the path to almost behind the falls for yet another good vantage point for pictures.

The Staubbach Falls are easily reached by foot from the center of Lauterbrunnen. There is a small car park nearby. Entry to the falls is free. Note that the path up to the falls is only open in warmer months due to safety concerns in icy conditions. Many accommodations in Lauterbrunnen also have great views of the falls, providing a great excuse to linger a while longer.


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Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn

Hotel Silberhorn

Bir Zuben 465, Lauterbrunnen, BE
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Conveniently near skiing facilities, this Lauterbrunnen hotel is located in the mountains, within 3 mi (5 km) of Valley Museum Lauterbrunnen and Trummelbach Falls, and close to winter sports such as skiing lessons and snowshoeing. Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area and Staubbach Falls are also within 2 mi (3 km). Lauterbrunnen Station is only a 3-minute walk.

    Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
    Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn

    Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn

    Wengen, Wengen, BE
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located near the slopes, this Wengen hotel is in the mountains and within a 5-minute walk of Mannlichen Mountain, Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area, and Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car. Mini Golf Wengen and Staubbach Falls are also within 2 mi (3 km). Wengen Station is only a 2-minute walk.

      Maya Caprice Boutique Hotel & Spa
      Maya Caprice Boutique Hotel & Spa

      Maya Caprice Boutique Hotel & Spa

      Wengen, Wengen, BE
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Wengen, this hotel is steps from Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area and Mannlichen Mountain. Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car and Mini Golf Wengen are also within 5 minutes. Wengen Station is only a 2-minute walk.

        Residence Brunner
        Residence Brunner

        Residence Brunner

        Lauterbrunnen,3823, Wengen, SWS
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Trummelbach Falls, Jungfraujoch, and Schilthorn. First is 12.9 mi (20.7 km) away. Wengen Station is 7 minutes by foot.

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          Valley Hostel

          Valley Hostel

          Fuhren, Lauterbrunnen
             
            2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Lauterbrunnen, this hostel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Valley Museum Lauterbrunnen and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Trummelbach Falls. Staubbach Falls and Mannlichen Mountain are also within 3 mi (5 km). Lauterbrunnen Station is only a 3-minute walk.

            Hotel Oberland
            Hotel Oberland

            Hotel Oberland

            Fuhren, Lauterbrunnen, BE
               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Valley Museum Lauterbrunnen and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Trummelbach Falls. Staubbach Falls and Mannlichen Mountain are also within 3 mi (5 km). Lauterbrunnen Station is only a 4-minute walk.

              Hotel Edelweiss
              Hotel Edelweiss

              Hotel Edelweiss

              Am Acher, Wengen, BE
                 
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Trummelbach Falls, Jungfraujoch, and Jungfrau. Kleine Scheidegg and Lake Thun are also within 12 mi (20 km). Wengen Station is only a 3-minute walk.

                Hotel Jungfraublick Wengen
                Hotel Jungfraublick Wengen

                Hotel Jungfraublick Wengen

                Im Gruebi 1445A, Wengen, BE
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in the historical district, this hotel is steps from Mannlichen Mountain, Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area, and Mini Golf Wengen. Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car and Staubbach Falls are also within 2 mi (3 km). Wengen Station is 5 minutes by foot.