The Trümmelbach Falls

One of the Lauterbrunnen falls

In Switzerland, we camped in a small town at the base of the Jungfrau mountain called Lauterbrunnen, also known as the valley of 72 waterfalls. You can walk the entire length of this town in roughly 20 minutes (and that includes the uphill trek through ‘downtown’). But Lauterbrunnen has everything you ask of a small Swiss town: photogenic scenery everywhere you look; a magnificent waterfall across from the campsite; boutique stores that sell authentic Swiss army knives and cow bells; and a cozy pub (the slogan of the Lauterbrunnen pub is “The best pub in town… because it’s the only one!“)

This valley is also home to many adventure sports and outdoor activities. There is always one brave soul paragliding in the vicinity, many rock climbers, and some rafters who are willing to battle to the freezing water tickling down from the Alps. Lauterbrunnen also serves as the base for a day trip up to the Jungfrau mountain where you can see snow 365 days a year. Being Canadian, now that’s not something that particularly excites me. What does excite me is that a small hike in any direction will lead you to an exciting waterfall. My Aussie mate, Chris and I decided to make our way to Trummelbach underground falls. Continue reading