Here are some top waterfalls in Switzerland:

Switzerland, one of Europe’s most beautiful countries, is known for its alpine scenery, luxury branded watches and knives, and delectable milky chocolates. It is known for its fascinating cities, scenic train rides, and impressive waterfalls that showcase the best of the country’s nature, as five countries surround it – Germany, France, Italy, Austria, and Liechtenstein.

Because of the various countries that border Switzerland, you will encounter a variety of cultures and traditions, as well as people speaking various languages. Now that you’ve learned a little bit about Switzerland, read on to learn about some of the best waterfalls in the country.


waterfalls in Switzerland


1. Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen:

Rhine Falls is Europe’s largest waterfall, formed over 15,000 years ago during the Ice Age. It’s a lovely sensation to sense and feel the earth almost vibrating with the power and force of water. The experience is surreal, and there is a cliff in the middle of the falls that you can reach via a boat ride. If you are feeling adventurous, you can also take a short climb. From this point, you will feel the energy and vibe of the water surrounding you. One of the best times to visit here is between April and August when you can experience the essence of snow, rain, and the Rhine all at once! Simply stunning, believe me. The falls have over 6 lakh litres of water plummets per second along with being 23 metres in height.


2. Lauterbrunnen’s Staubbach Falls:

Staubbach Falls in Lauterbrunnen, which inspired poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to write “Song of the Spirits over the Waters,” is a breathtaking sight. They are one of Europe’s tallest free-falling waterfalls, at around 297 metres, and fall from where the snow-covered peaks of Jungfrau, Eiger, and Monch can be seen in the background. You can also take a slightly steeper trail for a closer look to reach the rock balcony, which is a fantastic viewpoint. You can also read information panels about the history of the falls while walking along the pathway. The best time to visit is from April to August when rainfall and snow are the icings to the view of these falls.



3. Adelboden’s Engstligen Falls:

It is the country’s most breathtaking sight and the second-tallest waterfall in Switzerland. The snow-capped mountains and enchanting green meadows, grazing cows, flowering patches, and swaying grass, as well as the overall energy and vibe of the place, are a must-see when visiting Switzerland. The best time to visit is from April to August when there is plenty of rain and snow. Engstligen Falls I and II have a combined height of around 397 metres. It is regarded as one of the finest sites of national significance and a popular excursion destination for many. You don’t want to miss out on this!



4 .Meiringen’s Reichenbach Falls:

Reichenbach Falls, with its even step-like formation, is considered one of the most unique waterfalls in the world, as well as one of the most mesmerising and stunning waterfalls in Switzerland. It is about 250 metres high and looks spectacular from April to August. Many references to Sherlock Holmes, as it is said that he died here in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Book. For Holmes fans, there is also a plaque and museum nearby. Many people come to see the train ride, which runs from mid-May to early October. A must-see for any nature lover!




5. Lauterbrunnen’s Trummelbach Falls:

Trummelbach Falls, located in the panoramic valley of Lauterbrunnen, is a collection of ten cascades that cut their way through the rocks, making it one of the most intriguing waterfalls in Switzerland. The waters come from the Jungfrau glaciers and flow at a rate of 20,000 litres per second during the snow season – another shocking yet beautiful sight to see. You can get here by taking a tunnel-based underground lift. There are also several self-service restaurants with Swiss cuisine and stunning views from the balcony. The best time to visit these 140-meter-tall waterfalls is from early April to November when they are open.


6. Foroglio Falls, Val Bavona:

The most spectacular waterfall in Switzerland, Foroglio Falls is connected by two glaciers in the Bavona Valley and the Calneggia Valley and offers the most beautiful waterfall experience. It’s a visual treat to see the water plummeting, splashing, and striking against the beautiful scenery. This waterfall takes its name from Foroglio Village, which is home to 11th-century churches and castles. From April to August, this 110-metre-tall waterfall is a sight to behold. The path to the falls is simple but breathtaking, taking you close to nature and the stunning views of the Bavona Valley.


7. Giessbach Falls, Lake Brienz:

Giessbach Falls has been preserved and is regarded as one of Switzerland’s most amazing waterfalls. These waterfalls range in height from 300 to 600 metres and are fed by glaciers in the Faulhorn Sagis Valley. These waterfalls have one of the best vantage points to see, which you can reach via an 18th-century funicular ride that also takes you up to the historical Giessbach Hotel. It also provides stunning views of a nearby bridge as well as the pristine Lake Brienz and its light green waters. Every 14 steps where the water crashes and falls is named after a Bernese War hero. Make sure to check off this waterfall.



8. Murrenbach Falls, Stechelberg:

The most incredible and impressive waterfall experience in Switzerland awaits you at Murrenbach Falls. Murrenbach Falls, another tall waterfall in the country, has a height of around 417 metres and water that falls in 5 staircases shaped like rocks. The best view is from the Schilthornbahn Cable Car station, which takes you up and close to the truly breathtaking water! The waterfall is at its peak between April and August and is a sight to behold while in Switzerland.


9. Rosenlaui Falls, Meiringen: 

Rosenlaui Falls is a stunning glacial gorge that offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This gorge, located amidst 80-meter rock faces, is considered the jewel among most of Switzerland’s attractions. It is open from early May to early November, with the best months to visit being April and August. For centuries, the power of falling water has carved beautiful shapes in the rocks that look mesmerising and one-of-a-kind, as if they were paintings. You can walk through the footpath that is surrounded by rocks, adding to the sense of being close to nature.


10. Tine Conflens of La Sarraz:

Tine Conflens, a well-kept Swiss secret, is like walking into a magical forest from a fairytale, complete with colourful flowers, trees, and lush grasslands. The best time to visit these waterfalls is from April to August, and they are also one of the most visually appealing waterfalls in Switzerland. They stand 25 metres tall and are illuminated by sunlight almost all day. If you are in Switzerland, do not miss this.