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waterfall: see LauterbrunnenLauterbrunnen
, village and commune, SE of Interlaken, S central Switzerland, in the Bernese Alps. The Lauterbrunnen Valley is famous for its springs and waterfalls, such as the Staubbach, which falls nearly 1,000 ft (305 m) from Mürren, and the Trümmelbach, which
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, Switzerland.
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This valley in the Swiss Alps is home to 72 waterfalls including one of the highest free-falling waterfalls in Europe, the Staubbach Falls. It is said that this was the inspiration of J.R.R.
Some of them have inspired poets (see Staubbach Falls opposite); others have attracted visitors in their hordes, since their marketing potential was recognised and commercialised from the late 19th century.
In a pocket of the Bernese Oberland the valley of waterfalls lies flanked by two walls of solid rock Lauterbrunnen Valley is one of Switzerand's biggest nature conservation areas, with a staggering 72 water displays secluded mountain inns and lush alpine meadows Plunging 300 metres from an overhanging rock face the Staubbach Falls are amongst Europes highest free-falling waterfalls.