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Engstligen falls, the coolest waterfalls in Switzerland?

People who lives in Switzerland or has been to Switzerland knows that this country has atleast thousand of waterfalls. It’s hard to tell which of them is the most special one as each waterfalls has it’s own charm.

But today, we hiked to the coolest waterfall in Switzerland! Engstligen falls in Adelboden, the second highest waterfalls in Switzerland. 600 meter high with two gorgeous drops.

We found this waterfalls so cool because of the easy access to the waterfalls. From the car park and the cable car station, there is an easy ten minutes walk to the base of the waterfalls. From there you either hike or take the cable car up to Engstligenalp and walk down. Or you could just stay down here…but you would miss the best parts.

As the cable car station was still close for the season we hiked up and down. It tooked us around 90min up and 1hour down with about 600 meter elevation each way.

There were still snow on some part of the path. Don’t panic, there is always a way!

We were already very impressed when we saw the lower falls and didn’t expected anything more. But as we walked up to Engstligenalp we came to what seems to be the upper falls, that we didn’t know existed. All three of us were like:WOW, WOW, woow!

We could have stay there all day…but with a toddler with ants in the pants it’s impossible even with this view!


To get to this point you will need to walk. Walking down about 20 min from Engstligenalp or walking up from the base of waterfalls is about 90 min. Dont miss it as I belive this is the best part.


Engstligen falls Switzerland Hike with kids

Another cool thing about Engstligen falls is the amount of water pourring down! Please remember that the water flow depends of the season your visit. We were there late spring, at the end of mai when the snow melts.

Another VERY cool thing about this particular waterfalls is that you can get very close to the falls.

I hate seeing a waterfalls faraway where you can’t feel the waterdrops, the wind and hear the thunder of the falls.

Engstligen falls Switzerland Hike with kids

Engstligen falls Switzerland Hike with kids

And again more cool thing about this place are the different levels of the falls you get to see. The streams from Engstligenalp to the upper falls and then splash down to the lower falls and last into the Engstligen river.

When we were there again later in late June is was even more spectacular as the wildflowers were blooming everywhere around the waterfalls.

An extra cool thing is that beside the awesome watefalls itself you have a beautiful view of the valley.

Adelboden Engstligenfalls Hike with kids

AND at the plateau, the Engstligenalp is very extraordinary aswell! This is where all the water comes from.

Engstligenalps Hike with kids

Momstotzurich has great information of this place in her post. Please click Here.

What do you guys say, can this be the coolest waterfalls in Switzerland?

 Do you want more waterfalls? Please click Here for  My ten favorite waterfalls. I should really add Engstligen falls on that list!


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  1. What a hike it would have been, glad cable car was was closed for the season, you would have witnessed so many amazing landscapes while hiking. Pretty impressed with the force of the waterfall. Loved these amazing photos.

  2. I heard that Switzerland was an amazing place. Your pictures sure does make me want to visit. I love the waterfall so beautiful..

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