From our balcony, we could see this waterfall in the village of Lauterbrunnen. We looked at it every day and made plans to visit it before we left. Well, one of the trails that we could take from our chalet actually led down to the village so we set out one morning hoping to make it to Lauterbrunnen but prepared to turn back if needed.
The hike was all downhill and paved so it was pretty easy. I honestly don’t remember how long it took us to get to Lauterbrunnen but everyone enjoyed going at their own pace.
We stopped often and didn’t pass many people.
Once we reached the village everyone picked up the pace because we were excited to see the waterfall.
Once we reached the base of the waterfall, we saw that the had walking sticks for people to use. This should have given us a good idea of how steep it was going to be going up.
Everyone did great though and it was neat to be inside of a waterfall!
It was definitely easier going down than up and by the time we were finished, everyone was ready for food and a beverage.
Rather than hiking back up the trail to Wengen, we opted to take the railway.
I wish we had invested in the Regional Rail Pass for the Bernese-Oberland region because I feel like we would have explored many more villages than we did. Buying individual tickets for the trains and railways can be expensive and to get to many of the villages you have to take a form of transportation other than a car. We still enjoyed our time here immensely and looking back, maybe this is what we needed for our time here. S L O W.
Highlights from Wengen: