About 70km southeast of Bern lays the valley of Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland. Regarded as one of the most beautiful valleys in Europe, it is tucked away in the Bernese Oberland of the Swiss Alps. The German word Lauterbrunnen means “Many Springs” or more accurately: “Loud Springs”. The name is derived from 72 thundering waterfalls that gush down into the valley from the vertical cliff faces, some of which are several hundred meters high.
This perfect combo of majestic water wonders, the towering steep rock walls and the Alps’ magical charm is the reason why Lauterbrunnen became a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 2001.