Staubbach Waterfall
Staubbach Waterfall
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  • Akshaya S
    Noida, India432 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Identity of the town
    This waterfall is nearly everywhere since it is so high you can see it from just outside the station. And as we went near, this magnificent waterfall started looking huge and huge. A must visit if you are in the Lauterbrunnen valley.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 July 2023
  • talukders
    Dhaka City, Bangladesh23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Wonderful Hanging Waterfall
    A short walk from Lauterbrunnen train station to experience this amazing #Staubbach waterfall dropping off the mountain cliffs. You can also climb up to a certain point to reach out to the fall at the lower end of the cliff, it is worth climbing. Amazing view through far distance village across the valley and icy alps bumping with the clouds in the sky. Hi🤟ghly recommended!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Arthur M
    Hamilton, Canada1,044 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Watch out for the time of day for maximum illumination of the falls!
    Depending on the time of the year and the weather, the natural illumination of the falls varies. With the right time of day and the correct angle of the sun, the falls will appear bright and will look more voluminous than it actually is. It seems solar noon is the best time to visit the area, and also during the summer season when the sun is to the north of the village. I went during autumn sunrise and the falls looked dry even though water was still falling over the falls.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 November 2023
  • Kamal P
    Byron Bay, Australia3,548 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning vertical cascade
    An uninterrupted fall of a fair column of water over a cliff so high is rather rare in most waterfalls. What I saw in Lauterbrunnen was such a rare sight just by the city itself. It was just walking distance from the railway station where the walk itself was very enjoyable on a sealed road going through grassland like terrain. “Staubbach Fall” was visible from the town itself and it was a matter of walking towards the falls along the beautiful country road. To reach the falls there was a side walk with built access. Falls had a fair amount of water sometimes getting drifted away by the cool strong wind. This at times atomised the column in to a drizzle or spray that drifted a fair distance from its usual landing area at the base. Very picturesque waterfall which we were able to gaze at for a long time.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 March 2024
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Kamal P
Byron Bay, Australia3,548 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
An uninterrupted fall of a fair column of water over a cliff so high is rather rare in most waterfalls. What I saw in Lauterbrunnen was such a rare sight just by the city itself. It was just walking distance from the railway station where the walk itself was very enjoyable on a sealed road going through grassland like terrain. “Staubbach Fall” was visible from the town itself and it was a matter of walking towards the falls along the beautiful country road. To reach the falls there was a side walk with built access. Falls had a fair amount of water sometimes getting drifted away by the cool strong wind. This at times atomised the column in to a drizzle or spray that drifted a fair distance from its usual landing area at the base. Very picturesque waterfall which we were able to gaze at for a long time.
Written 22 March 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
PROS
• This is the iconic and incredibly amazing and scenic attraction and symbol of Lauterbrunnen-
• Picture-perfect for photos (see my “helpful" 👍 ones attached here)
• Wonderful location- it’s the central and main (only) attraction of the village
• Do the steep wet treacherous hike to behind the waterfalls for special experience and even more incredible views and photo 📷 opportunities
• Can be viewed and experienced 24/7, and is even supposed to be illuminated at night
• Can be heard in areas of the village

CONS
• Can be crowded both at the base, on the hike to the top and especially at the top behind the waterfall
• Obviously can be slippery on the incline to the viewing platform behind the falls

“I VISITED THIS PLACE”…
… because I've come to visit Lauterbrunnen Village every year, and so one again, I returned- this time with a 29 year old son.

This was not the first time that I hiked to behind the falls- it is challenging and steeply uphill all the way (see my "helpful" 👍 photos 📷).

In a previous year, there were hiking sticks on loan at the base of the falls- to use to negotiate the steep ascent: that has been gone now for a number of years (I'm sure that the infamous Yossi took them home with him).

WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
It is free

WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
Of course- I've been here at least eight times, and I would certainly return

ADVICE
• If you are visiting the Jungfrau region of the Berner Oberland, then coming to Lauterbrunnen is a necessity, and not an option, so seeing these Staubbach Falls is a natural result of that.
• When you ascend to the behind-the-falls viewing platform, be sure that you have the strength, stamina and sure- footedness. Be careful because it is slippery. Use your hiking poles (beware that there is a rubber mat on some sections and your hiking pole will not be effective there and can even get stuck). Hold on to the banister.
Written 9 March 2024
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada1,044 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Depending on the time of the year and the weather, the natural illumination of the falls varies. With the right time of day and the correct angle of the sun, the falls will appear bright and will look more voluminous than it actually is.

It seems solar noon is the best time to visit the area, and also during the summer season when the sun is to the north of the village. I went during autumn sunrise and the falls looked dry even though water was still falling over the falls.
Written 20 November 2023
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Gagan
Austin, TX35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
the falls view from the valley is breathtaking, Lauterbrunnen was our favorite town to visit in Switzerland. There is a short but steep hike to get behind the waterfall
Written 4 October 2023
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Ray W
Liverpool, UK492 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This was outside our campsite and nicely lit up at night. Seems popular with Tourist but not sure why tbh. Looks like a busy steep climb to get up close. I rated this ok as it was on our door step, if I had travelled to see this I Would have been disappointed
Written 1 September 2023
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t H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Lovely town and pretty falls. There is a uphill walk to get to the top of the falls. Well worth the view but quite rocky uneven steps.
Written 25 July 2023
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talukders
Dhaka City, Bangladesh23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
A short walk from Lauterbrunnen train station to experience this amazing #Staubbach waterfall dropping off the mountain cliffs. You can also climb up to a certain point to reach out to the fall at the lower end of the cliff, it is worth climbing. Amazing view through far distance village across the valley and icy alps bumping with the clouds in the sky. Hi🤟ghly recommended!
Written 17 July 2023
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Akshaya S
Noida, India432 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
This waterfall is nearly everywhere since it is so high you can see it from just outside the station. And as we went near, this magnificent waterfall started looking huge and huge. A must visit if you are in the Lauterbrunnen valley.
Written 14 July 2023
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CarTripQueen
Charleston, SC19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
It’s a pretty waterfall along with many others along the valley floor. We hiked to the top thinking we were going to actually walk behind the waterfall. We ended up like sardines in a viewing are at the top that was definitely not behind the falls. There was some water coming down but it looked more like rain. Save your time and just enjoy from the bottom then go to Trummelbach Falls!
Written 1 July 2023
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kunfushuss
Pennsylvania430 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Staubach is probably the most recognizable waterfall from the area, from the ground. It's very close to the town of lauterbrunnen. It's a beautiful tall waterfall.

But there is also an option to hike behind the falls. That's not really worth the energy. It queued up near the top, where there's an OK but not amazing viewpoint.
Written 20 June 2023
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