Lauterbrunnen valley is also known as the valley of 72 waterfalls. The Staubbach Falls are certainly among its most spectacular. Falling for 300m/984ft, it is one of the highest free-falling waterfalls in Europe. Warm summer winds swirl up the water and make it spray in all directions. A footpath starting at the foot of the waterfalls up to Staubbach gallery, where you can watch the water fountains from up close. The callery is open from May to October.
The natural spectacle impressed Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the most famous German poet, as well. It is said to have inspired him to write his 'Gesang der Geister über den Wassern' (song of the spirits above the water) poem.
How to get there
Lauterbrunnen is located around 15km/9mi south of Interlaken in the Jungfrau region, and can be accessed by bus as well as by rail.