Extending across the northern and southern part of the Alps, Switzerland is situated in Western Europe. The country shares its borders with France, Germany, Austria and Italy. It is famous for its picture-perfect setting that features the magnificent Swiss Alps, lush valleys and serene lakes. The southern part of the country has some of the best waterfalls amid the rugged mountain range that are often visited by tourists during the Switzerland holidays. Here is a list of some of such waterfalls that are jewels of this country.
Roaring, gurgling, loud thundering with churning and foaming water are some of the adjectives that best describe Trümmelbach Falls. It is one of the largest subterranean waterfalls in Europe, located in the valley of 72 waterfalls – Lauterbrunnen Valley. To reach this glacial waterfall, travellers have to go through underground lifts, tunnels, pathways and galleries. The main source of this fall is water melting from the glaciers Monch, Jungfrau and Eiger. It is said that around 20000 litres of water is melt in just one second. The entire valley echoes the sound of gushing water, boulders and scree when water melts at the glaciers. Travellers can easily hike along vertical rock formations with water flowing past them in a rushing pace. The illuminated underground parts provide the most striking sights with imposing rock formations that are around 100 metres high.
The Switzerland holiday packages is incomplete without a trip to Staubbach Falls, which is regarded as one of the highest free-falling falls in the world. A mist of spray is the perfect way to illustrate the legacy of these falls. Located at Lauterbrunnen Valley in the Bernese Oberland, this waterfall is around 300 metre tall, and it drops straight from the cliffs into the Lütschine River. In springs, when the winds swirl the waters around the mountain, the falls spread the spray in every direction. This is the reason it is often called Staub, which literally means dust in German. Owing to its incredible height, this fall presents a spellbinding sight as the water gushes down in the form of liquid dust.
Located in the south of Meiringen, the Rosenlaui Glacier is the source of two beautiful natural attractions – Glacier Gorge Rosenlaui and Reichenbach Falls. The melting waters of the glacier flows with a thundering sound through the ravine, which is enclosed by an 80-metre high rock faces. It has been immortalised by many painters, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – the writer of fictional series Sherlock Holmes – also mentioned it in his book. With a drop of approximately 250 metres, these falls present a vision of white powder falling from the sky.
Travellers are suggested to explore these picturesque spots during their Switzerland tours.