Waterfalls at Saint Beatus Caves (Switzerland)

by Ruth Williams
(Bath England)

Falls emerging from St Beatus Caves

Falls emerging from St Beatus Caves

Falls emerging from St Beatus Caves
Second level of falls
Closer view
Third level

Saint Beatus Caves lie high above the northeastern shore of Lake Thun near Interlaken on the Niederhorn Massif. The subterranean river that flows through the caves makes a dramatic exit through the cave mouths falling in a series of about five cascades down to the lake below. From the car park it is a pleasant but steep walk zigzagging up the mountainside alongside the falls to the cave entrance.


Beatus was a sixth century Irish monk. Legend has it that when he got to the caves he found them inhabited by a dragon which he promptly drove off. He then settled there to convert the no doubt much impressed locals to Christianity!

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Feb 11, 2016
St, Beatus Caves
by: Clinton Fernandez

Back in 1992, I visited St. Beatus Caves and was so impressed when I saw the beauty while walking up to the caves with my friends who live in Zurich and they were also very impressed by the sight. I am from Hawaii and we do have some beautiful places here but I must say that the caves have put an impressive mark on my memory and I will never forget it. This is a must see if you are in the vicinity of Lake Thun.

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