a mini review of lauterbrunnen, switzerland

by | May 14, 2018 | Adventures | 8 comments

Hi hi! I hope you fall in love with Lauterbrunnen as much as I did. The waterfalls and cute restaurants make the city so magical! Not to mention the gorgeous valley walk. I hope that I will be able to walk the entire valley someday!

I was only in Lauterbrunnen for an afternoon since I had spent the morning at Grindelwald. It was a Sunday and I did not want to get back to Sion too late since I had to work in the morning! Right when I arrived, this was my view:

Lauterbrunnen Waterfall
Staubbach Falls is just magical being that close to the city! I continued my walk towards the valley with a smile and figured I would happen upon a place to eat before I went exploring for a bit. Of course I found a very cute place that is called Airtime Cafe. They had all sorts of pastries, sandwiches, and coffee! I ordered a sandwich and a slice of nutella coffee cake (which was to die for!) and sat down at a table to hang out for a bit.
Airtime Cafe in Lauterbrunnen
Airtime Cafe in Lauterbrunnen
Airtime Cafe in Lauterbrunnen
One of my most favorite things though, was the quote that was in the bathroom. It was so touching and a nice reminder to live your best life.
Airtime Cafe in Lauterbrunnen
I left the cafe and continued on my walk towards the valley, still staring at Staubbach Falls and the cute houses.
Staubbach Falls in Lauterbrunnen Switzerland
Lauterbrunnen Switzerland
The valley path was peaceful. I talked to Mitch on the phone for a bit, but other than that enjoyed the quiet time to myself. I really felt at ease. Being surrounded by nature is so soothing to me and I find that it reminds me to be myself. I passed several waterfalls and cute farms as I continued deeper into the valley.
Lauterbrunnen Switzerland
Lauterbrunnen Switzerland Valley Walk
Lauterbrunnen Switzerland Valley Walk
Lauterbrunnen Switzerland Valley Walk
About a mile into the valley, there was a path to cross over to the other side to see Trummelbach Falls. To visit the falls, you must pay a small fee (I think 4 CHF?). The waterfall carved out a path in the side of the mountain and you can either take an elevator to go part of the way up or follow stairs. I picked the stairs since it seemed like a challenge and would be fun!
Trummelbach Falls in Lauterbrunnen Switzerland
Climbing up alongside the waterfall was so neat! I was pretty scared once the path turned into a tunnel but the experience was exhilarating! The falls echoed in the caverns and were so loud. I couldn’t believe how alive I felt standing next to something so powerful. I was the only one in the tunnel at the time so I was trying to soak in the moment and remember the feeling.
Trummelbach Falls in Lauterbrunnen Switzerland
Trummelbach Falls in Lauterbrunnen Switzerland
Trummelbach Falls in Lauterbrunnen Switzerland
Trummelbach Falls in Lauterbrunnen Switzerland
Trummelbach Falls in Lauterbrunnen Switzerland
After I spent some time wandering around, I walked back down the path to head back to the valley. I was pretty tired from being up early and exploring but my heart felt full. I made my way back to the train station, simply reflecting on the opportunities that life has given me.

Thank you for reading about my mini adventure in Lauterbrunnen!