Mürrenbachfall

(Muerenbachfall)

Mürrenbachfall is a high waterfall near the village Lauterbrunnen, in the region Berner Oberland, Switzerland.

Driving from Interlaken to the Lauterbrunnen tal (valley) you can’t miss the Staubbachfall at the right side of the valley. To see the Mürrenbachfall you have to drive further into the Lauterbrunnen valley, passing the Trummelbachfall until you see the Mürrenbachfall at the right side of the valley. The Mürrenbachfall is located just outside Stechelberg and is visible from the roadside.

The Mürrenbachfall is one of the highest waterfalls in Switzerland. With a single drop of appr 250 meter it belongs to the top 10 highest single drop waterfalls in Switzerland.

The Mürrenbachfall is being fed with melted snow from the mountains Birg and Schilthorn (2.970 m). Early summer there is still a lot of snow on the mountains and with warm weather this is the perfect period to visit the Lauterbrunnen valley.

The flow can vary a lot, depending on the season, but the Mürrenbachfalll has a consistent volume in summertime and is one of the more impressive waterfalls in the Lauterbrunnen valley.

Undoubtedly the Lauterbrunnen valley is the number 1 valley for waterfalls in Switzerland. Lauterbrunnen means “only sources” which refers to the meany streams coming down the mountains. There are 72 waterfalls in the Lauterbrunnen valley from which Staubbachfall and Trummelbachfall (in a cave) are the most famous ones.

Also the highest waterfall in Switzerland are located in the Lauterbrunnen valley: SpissbachfallStaldenbachfallMürrenbachfall and Staubbachfall.

In the Lauterbrunnen valley there are many other waterfalls (72) but my favorite are: SefinefallTalbachfallHoldrifalleSchmadribachfall (tip), Trummelbachfalle (tip), SpissbachfallMürrenbachfall.

Besides chasing waterfalls the Lauterbrunnen valley is a perfect base for hikes, paragliding or skydiving. The year 2005 was the last time I was in the Lauterbrunnen valley and the pictures I took where still analog. Visiting Switzerland again stands high on my wishlist but Switzerland is also the most expensive country in Europe. Nevertheless it is also one of the most beautiful countries in Europe.

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About Mürrenbachfall

CountrySwitzerland
RegionBerner Oberland
LocationMürren, Lauterbrunnen
RiverMürrenbach
Height250m
Latitude46.555640
Longitude7.894995
Best visitEarly summer, summer
Rating

Most nearby waterfalls

WaterfallDistance (linear)Rating
Ägertenbachfalle 1 km
Sefinenfall 1 km
Mattenbachfall 2 km
Staldenbachfall 2 km
Trümmelbachfälle 3 km

Great nearby waterfalls

WaterfallDistance (linear)Rating
Sefinenfall 1 km
Staubbachfall 4 km
Schmadribachfall 5 km
Geltenbachfall 28 km
Engstligenfälle 39 km