Engstligenalp waterfalls, the coolest waterfalls in Switzerland?

People who lives in Switzerland or has been to Switzerland knows that this country has at least 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! Engstligenalp waterfalls 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 bottom 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.

Engstligen falls Hike Switzerland

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

Engstligen falls hike Switzerland

Engstligen fall hike SwitzerlandThere 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 expect 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 bottom of a waterfalls is about 90 min. Don’t miss it as I belive this is the best part.


Engstligen falls Switzerland Hike with kids Entsligenalp

Engstligen falls Hike Switzerland

Another cool thing about Engstligen falls is the amount of water pouring 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. But when we came back later in June is was even more beautiful of all the spring wildflowers all around! 

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 water drops, the wind and hear the thunder of the falls.

Engstligen falls Switzerland Hike with kids Engstligenalp

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.

Engstligen falls Hike Switzerland Engstligenalp

When we went to Engstligen falls 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 waterfall itself you have a beautiful view of the valley.

Engstligen fall Hike Switzerland

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?

Engstligen falls Hike 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. This is so beautiful, and I won’t attempt to spell the name as I’ll get it wrong! Your little girl is so precious, and clearly a nature lover like you! I’m not the best outdoors person, but I’d love to try this hike one day if I get the right gear of course!

  2. Switzerland is world-renown for its stunning natural scenery and you have proven this in this post. These waterfalls and the surrounding areas are just simply beautiful and you captured this so well. This place is really awe-inspiring and it would have been so wonderful to get as close as you did to the waterfall and enjoy the views all around you – particularly when you reached the plateau.

  3. How awesome! I had to google Adelboden as I hadn’t heard of it before. I’ll be somewhat near there next month in Zermatt so I might have to check it out. I wonder if it’s cool during winter too? Switzerland is just too beautiful with too much to see. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This is what I love about Switzerland, that no matter how much to travel in it, you still end up discovering something or the other, and the waterfalls are just amazing. I also like how you can go so up close to them and that sure does make for some epic photographs. Thanks for the tips and I hope I get to visit the falls soon. We spent some time in Lauterbrunnen, another waterfall destination, but Engstlingen looks a lot more dramatic than what we saw there.

  5. I love this so much! We have just had our first baby, so you can imagine how inspirational this is! The Photos are epic. Ive never been here, but reading about your trek has bumped it to the top of my list! I had no idea this was here! Thank you for the time you have put into this! Really handy.

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