(Wildelsigfall I&II)

The Balmhornfälle, also named Wildelsigfall, is a waterfall in the Gasteretal near Kandersteg in the region Berner Oberland, Switzerland.

The Gasteretal is only accessible through a tunnel with an entrance fee. The road is very narrow that cars only can go oneway through the tunnel. Every 20 minutes you can go through. I read that you have to book a ticket in advance, but the valley is very beautiful as far I can remember. We were visiting the Kandersteg region in May 2005 so it is a long time ago.

Once through the tunnel there are several nice (unnamed) waterfalls you can admire from a distance. The Balmhornfälle is located in the river Balmhornbach at the right side of the road and is the second big waterfall you see. With a total height over 200 meter one of the bigger waterfalls in the region. Further down the valley there is a second waterfall also called Balhornfall, bu this one is located in the river Leitibach coming down from the Balmhorn mountain.

As said there are many other waterfalls in the Gasteretal, about five of them are worthwhile to mention. Best is to explore them yourself,

Besides the many waterfalls in the Kandersteg and Kiental region there is also my absolute favorite waterfall that lies in the neighbor valley near Adelboden, the Engstligenfall with a total height of 415 meter.

If you want to see more great waterfall you can drive further to Lenk. There are several other great waterfalls near Lenk but the most famous one is the Simmenfälle. From here you can walk to several other great waterfalls but Siebenbrunnen is a another gorgeous karstic waterfall.

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About Balmhornfalle

CountryWaterfalls in Switzerland
RegionBerner Oberland
LocationGasterntal, Kandersteg

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