Interlaken


Journal Entry: July 15

A travelling day. We visit some of the waterfalls of Switzerland. Afterwards, we head into Interlaken, where we stop for a couple hours. One of my purchases is a cool Swiss Army card, which is a Swiss Army knife that is packed in the shape of a card.



This morning, we head towards the Trümmelbach falls. This is one of the greatest falls of Switzerland, and many people do come to see it.

Trümmelbachfalle
Falls 1 Falls 2

10 glacier-waterfalls inside the mountain made accessible by tunnel-lift and illuminated. The Trümmelbach alone drains the mighty glacier defiles of Eiger, Monk, and Jungfrau and carries 20,200 tons of boulder detritus per year. Its drainage area is 24 km², half of it covered by snow and glaciers. Up to 20,000 liters of water per second. The only glacier-waterfalls in Europe inside the mountain and still accessible.



Onto La Chaux de Fonds!

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