Other Swiss Waterfalls

All over Switzerland

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A cascade tumbling beneath a cloud-covered Matterhorn

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INTRODUCTION

This Other Swiss Waterfalls page is what I'm designating as a repository for the various waterfalls we've seen around the country where we couldn't quite figure out the name of said waterfall or that we considered one of those dime-a-dozen varieties. And you'll see by the sheer quantity of photographs on this page, there was certainly no shortage of such waterfalls. Just think of this page as an acknowledgment by us that there are indeed countless waterfalls within Switzerland, and of those, only a select few get "major" waterfall status by having names and tourism literature devoted to them. So we're paying homage those waterfalls that weren't those few that got the love.

This page includes waterfalls from as far south as Zermatt (known for the Matterhorn; see picture above), all throughout Bernese Oberland, and even out to the eastern reaches of Bernese Oberland.

By the way, if you happen to see a waterfall on this page in which you know its name or you're familiar with, please feel free to share what you know!

The following photos are the waterfalls we've noticed in chronological order along with some blurbs to describe what we know about them.




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PHOTO JOURNAL

A well-situated waterfall near the east end of Lake Brienz (Brienzersee)A well-situated waterfall near the east end of Lake Brienz (Brienzersee)
With this much snow on Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau, there's bound to be countless waterfalls in the Lauterbrunnen Valley aloneWith this much snow on Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau, there's bound to be countless waterfalls in the Lauterbrunnen Valley alone
One of the glaciers seen on the way to the top of Europe at Jungfrau.  These would make pretty reliable sources of waterfalls below when the Summer thaw happensOne of the glaciers seen on the way to the top of Europe at Jungfrau. These would make pretty reliable sources of waterfalls below when the Summer thaw happens
Lots of snow on the mountains surrounding Schilthorn, which would obviously feed other waterfalls though these didn't seem to fall into the parts of Lauterbrunnen Valley that we visitedLots of snow on the mountains surrounding Schilthorn, which would obviously feed other waterfalls though these didn't seem to fall into the parts of Lauterbrunnen Valley that we visited
Some waterfall seen on the way to ZweilütschinenSome waterfall seen on the way to Zweilütschinen

Another waterfall seen from the trainAnother waterfall seen from the train

Some waterfall seen on the way to Kleine ScheideggSome waterfall seen on the way to Kleine Scheidegg

Some waterfall almost blending in with the snow beneath one of the big 3 peaksSome waterfall almost blending in with the snow beneath one of the big 3 peaks

Some waterfall as the train headed towards WengenSome waterfall as the train headed towards Wengen

Partial view of some waterfall going into Lauterbrunnen ValleyPartial view of some waterfall going into Lauterbrunnen Valley

A waterfall way in the distance towards the head of Lauterbrunnen ValleyA waterfall way in the distance towards the head of Lauterbrunnen Valley

Looking across the valley from Lauterbrunnen towards some waterfall gushing out of a crack in the cliffLooking across the valley from Lauterbrunnen towards some waterfall gushing out of a crack in the cliff

A pair of waterfalls seen in the distance from across the valley during the morning walk towards MürrenA pair of waterfalls seen in the distance from across the valley during the morning walk towards Mürren

A very tall multi-tiered waterfall as seen on the way to MurrenA very tall multi-tiered waterfall as seen on the way to Mürren. Depending on your definition of what's a waterfall, if you count this as legit, then it's conceivable that it could challenge some of the world's tallest waterfalls for height! Such a waterfall reminded me of why I'm always skeptical of any list proclaiming the "World's Tallest Waterfalls"

A cascade seen from the cable car en route to Schilthorn via BirgA cascade seen from the cable car en route to Schilthorn via Birg

View of I think the same very tall waterfall plunging towards what I think is StechelbergView of I think the same very tall waterfall plunging towards what I think is Stechelberg. Given this information, this could very well be on the Mattenbach Stream. If so, should this be called Mattenbach Falls?

Some very tall and stringy waterfallSome very tall and stringy waterfall(s). You have to look real closely to see them in this picture. Should this count as one of the world's tallest waterfalls? By rough estimate, it's probably 50% to 33% the height of the 10,000ft peaks right above it.

Some tall waterfall seen over a roof from GimmelwaldSome tall waterfall seen over a roof from Gimmelwald

A couple of stringy waterfalls descending towards StechelbergA couple of stringy waterfalls descending towards Stechelberg

Looking up the valley from beyond Murrenbach Falls towards grazing cows and a waterfall on the topleftLooking up the valley from beyond Murrenbach Falls towards grazing cows and a waterfall on the topleft

A waterfall at the head of the valley seen on the way over to StechelbergA waterfall at the head of the valley seen on the way over to Stechelberg

A waterfall on the eastern wall of Lauterbrunnen Valley as seen on the way to StechelbergA waterfall on the eastern wall of Lauterbrunnen Valley as seen on the way to Stechelberg

Mattenbach Waterfall above a home on the outskirts of StechelbergMattenbach Waterfall above a home on the outskirts of Stechelberg

A particularly strong waterfall near the east end of BrienzerseeA particularly strong waterfall near the east end of Brienzersee

Another waterfall seen on the train ride between Brienz and MeiringenAnother waterfall seen on the train ride between Brienz and Meiringen

And another waterfall between Brienz and MeiringenAnd another waterfall between Brienz and Meiringen

A waterfall near MeiringenA waterfall near Meiringen seen from the train

A waterfall behind some energy building in MeiringenA waterfall behind some energy building in Meiringen. We had mistakenly thought it was Reichenbach Falls when we didn't know any better.

The energy building fronting that waterfallThe energy building fronting that waterfall

Another cascade spilling into Meiringen where there was a lot of construction at the timeAnother cascade spilling into Meiringen where there was a lot of construction at the time

Cascade behind some church tower within the town of ZermattCascade behind some church tower within the town of Zermatt

A cascade near the MatterhornA cascade near the Matterhorn

Some cascade spilling onto a pile as seen from the train between Zermatt and VispSome cascade spilling onto a pile as seen from the train between Zermatt and Visp

Another stringy cascade on the train ride between Zermatt and VispAnother stringy cascade on the train ride between Zermatt and Visp

And another cascade on the return train ride to VispAnd another cascade on the return train ride to Visp

Some cascade revealing itself beneath the clouds on the way to Luzern from MeiringenSome cascade revealing itself beneath the clouds on the way to Luzern from Meiringen

This tall mountain cascade was near the village of Cevio in the Valle Maggia of the Italian-speaking Ticino CantonThis tall mountain cascade was near the village of Cevio in the Valle Maggia of the Italian-speaking Ticino Canton

This was the bottommost tier of the cascade in Cevio in the late afternoon.  This was as close as we could get to this waterfallThis was the bottommost tier of the cascade in Cevio in the late afternoon. This was as close as we could get to this waterfall

This was a pretty multi-tiered cascade we noticed as we were passing through the village of Mondada in Val Bavona of the Ticino CantonThis was a pretty multi-tiered cascade we noticed as we were passing through the village of Mondada in Val Bavona of the Ticino Canton

In order to get this close to the waterfall at Mondada, it looked like you had to cross through someone's farm.  It's a shame because this seemed to be a waterfall worth some kind of infrastructure devoted to itIn order to get this close to the waterfall at Mondada, it looked like you had to cross through someone's farm. It's a shame because this seemed to be a waterfall worth some kind of infrastructure devoted to it


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VIDEOS OF THE FALLS


Left to right sweep from the front of someone's property eventually ending at the waterfall


Bottom up sweep of a waterfall we had mistakenly thought was Reichenbach Falls but ended up being on the wrong side of the valley when we finally figured it out


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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Since this is a general catch-all page, there are no specific directions. It's more of a page to pay homage to the waterfalls for which I haven't dedicated a writeup up for one reason or another.

Note the peg I marked on the map below was for the Zermat area since I saw a few over there. The rest of the falls we spotted are well-represented in other waterfall excursions written about.




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ITINERARIES

For more information about our itineraries involving this waterfall, check out the following links.




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MAP OF THE FALLS



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TRIP REPORTS

For more information about our experiences with this waterfall, check out the following travel stories.


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TRIP PLANNING RESOURCES




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NEARBY WATERFALLS




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