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.
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 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 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 visited
Some waterfall seen on the way to Zweilütschinen
Another waterfall seen from the train
Some waterfall seen on the way to Kleine Scheidegg
Some waterfall almost blending in with the snow beneath one of the big 3 peaks
Some waterfall as the train headed towards Wengen
Partial view of some waterfall going into Lauterbrunnen Valley
A 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 cliff
A 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 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 Birg
View 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 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 Gimmelwald
A couple of stringy waterfalls descending towards Stechelberg
Looking 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 Stechelberg
A waterfall on the eastern wall of Lauterbrunnen Valley as seen on the way to Stechelberg
Mattenbach Waterfall above a home on the outskirts of Stechelberg
A particularly strong waterfall near the east end of Brienzersee
Another waterfall seen on the train ride between Brienz and Meiringen
And another waterfall between Brienz and Meiringen
A waterfall near Meiringen seen from the train
A 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 waterfall
Another cascade spilling into Meiringen where there was a lot of construction at the time
Cascade behind some church tower within the town of Zermatt
A cascade near the Matterhorn
Some cascade spilling onto a pile as seen from the train between Zermatt and Visp
Another stringy cascade on the train ride between Zermatt and Visp
And another cascade on the return train ride to Visp
Some 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 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 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 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 it
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