Staubbach Falls│After a delicious breakfast at Gasthof Finel Leissigen, we jumped in our car and made our way to Lauterbrunnen. We had spoken to a few guests and staff at our chalet, and they had suggested that we make our way up to one of the snowy peaks located above this area. Close to the carpark, we found this beautiful waterfall.
The Staubbach Falls (source of above image) are located just above Lauterbrunnen in the Bernese Oberland. The waterfall drops about 300 metres from a hanging valley that ends in overhanging cliffs above the Lütschine River. After lots of rain, or when it is fed by the melting snow, the Staubbach Falls are an incredible sight! Although we were here during summer, the waterfall was going strong. We were blessed with a beautiful view of one of the highest single unbroken waterfalls in Europe.
“With a height of nearly 300 meters, Staubbach Falls is the second highest waterfall in Switzerland. In the summer warm winds swirl the waters around, so that the Falls spray in all directions. These droplets of water spray gave the brook and the waterfall its name. (Staub = dust)” –MySwitzerland.com
Near the bottom of the falls is a beautiful cemetery. Each gravestone is delicately decorated with fresh flowers.
It was peaceful and calm here, with the waterfall cascading behind us.