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Friday, June 24, 2011

Lauterbrunnen and Staubbach Waterfalls in Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen situated in the Alps (in Switzerland) is a magnificent valley with lovely alpine meadows and thundering waterfalls.






The Lauterbrunnen valley is one of the largest designated nature conservations areas in Swiss. The river Weisse L├╝tschine which originates in the mountains (from melting snow) flows through Lauterbrunnen.





As the name suggests Lauterbrunnen (many fountains) the valley is home to 72 waterfalls. The most famous one is the Staubbach falls which plunges from a height of 300 metres from the Staubbach hill. This waterfall is one of the highest free-falling waterfalls in entire Europe. It is an easy climb upto a certain level from where you get an awesome view of the lovely town.







Other places of interest around are: the Trummelbach falls which can only be reached by a tunnel lift in the summer months, the Jungfraujoch (Top of Europe) and the Kleine Scheidegg (amazing view of the north face of Eiger).



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