July 26th ~ Murren, Switzerland
Our weather improved, so we were out the door for more exploring. First a nice walk through Murren and a hike down the hill toward Gimmelwald, in the valley far below.
The pathway down the mountain toward Gimmelwald was not too steep, well-marked, paved and we ate up the views. Passing under the cable car line that we would take back up the hill later in the day, we watched several paragliders.
The hillside meadows were covered in wildflowers. Many I have seen before, but a few new ones popped in here and there.
Our destination for the afternoon was to visit Trümmelbach Falls.
“With its ten glacial water falls inside the mountain, made accessible by tunnel lift, the Trümmelbach waterfalls are truly unique in Europe. Trümmelbach alone drains the enormous glacial walls of the Eiger (3970m), Mönch (4099m) and Jungfrau (4158m) with up to a spectacular 20,000 litres of water per second. This stems from a catchment area of 24 square kilometres of which approximately half is covered with snow and ice.” ~ truemmelbachfaelle.ch
Trummelbach Falls is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. There are ten different falls, all inside the mountain. An elevator takes you half way up. You can walk down from there and see falls #1-5 OR you have the option to walk up steep interior steps to view falls #6-10, and then walk all the way back down to see the remaining #1-5. We decided to make the hike and it was quite impressive!
Returning back to Murren, it appeared that the weather was breaking up, so we decided to once again take the cable car all the way up the mountain to Schilthorn to try to see the view from the top.
But by the time we arrived it was almost completely socked in once again.
But the ride up and down the mountain once again provided a couple nice vistas.
To top off an amazing day, we had a wonderful dinner at the hotel with a beautiful view of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains. And just before sunset, a TRIPLE rainbow appeared.
GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful for a beautiful day from start to finish!
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