Jim Hawkins posted our journey to Meiringen and the Richenbach Falls, which generated some interest to those who read and viewed this event. For those who enjoyed the photographs and to build upon this first episode, the following day’s excursion to Trummelbach Falls is reported so that a comparison can be made with Richenbach Falls.
The photo (at right) that Jim placed on the Nashville Scholars of the Three Pipe Problem entitled, “Footprints Along the Paths” of Vicki and me was taken within the cavern walls of Trummelbach Falls.
Vicki and I left Zurich by train to Lauterbrunner via Berne and Interlaken. We then took a bus to Trummelbach Falls.
This visit was prompted when we were riding down the Richenbach Falls in the funicular and a couple from England told us about the tremendous water surges within the caverns of the Trummelbach Falls. We were enticed to visit this site since we were very impressed with the setting provided by Conan Doyle of Richenbach Falls.
The following photograph is a view from the bottom of the Falls.
Upon arrival at this small village we entered the Trummelbach Falls cavern. There are ten caverns with rushing, swirling waters streaming down the winding caverns walls with sharp curvatures. The Lonely Planet Guide reports that inside the mountain up to 20,000L of water per second flows through potholes and ravines shaped by the swirling waters. We entered a tightly compacted elevator filled to capacity with other visitors and rode up to the sixth level of the cavern. Yes, it was somewhat claustrophobic as we ascended within the walls.
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