by Erin Elaine
The Lauterbrunnen Valley is one of only 3 places in Europe that I’ve returned to (the others being Madrid and Amsterdam). It’s so beautiful and peaceful that I just couldn’t stay away. Check out my post from the summer of 2013.
I was staying in Gimmelwald, but I headed up to the Wengen side of the valley for some hiking.
I saw some breathtaking views of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau.
I admired the hundreds of bright wildflowers along the way.
And I enjoyed the peaceful setting, mountain views, and fresh breeze.
Below – Easily the funniest moment on my trip. The dog kept barking and trying to chase this cow, who would run down the path, inadvertently terrorizing other hikers. Once she was far enough away, she’d stop for a bit, then the dog would catch up, and the cycle would repeat.
The next day it was raining, so I figured it was the perfect time to check out Trümmelbach Falls, because I was going to get wet one way or another. Trümmelbach Falls drains 20,000 liters of water per second from the 3 peaks of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. It snakes its way through pure stone, and pathways have been carved out that allow people to see all of it.
All of my pictures below…