Trummelbach falls in the rain?

Trummelbach falls in the rain?

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Rushfan
Rushfan
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May 8, 2017 - 1:40 AM

Would visiting the trummelbach falls in the rain make sense? If not how about the Aare Gorge? Other recommendations to experience the Alps in inclement weather?

AlanPrice
AlanPrice
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May 8, 2017 - 4:52 AM

Hi,

The Trummelbach falls are good to visit in the rain, you're going to get wet in any case, there is quite a lot of spray in some sections, so good wet weather gear is required. I don't know if the falls can flood, some of the other forum members may know more.

Alan

Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
895 posts
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May 8, 2017 - 11:18 PM in reply to Rushfan

>> Would visiting the trummelbach falls in the rain make sense? If not how about the Aare Gorge? Other recommendations to experience the Alps in inclement weather?

Yes, I think the Aare Gorge would also be a good wet-weather choice. Sections of it are under cover, and much of the walking surface is a wooden walkway. Shoes should have good traction and be suitable for wearing in the rain of course!

People often recommend wearing a raincoat due to the spray anyway. I didn't find it necessary in September, but I can imagine it would be different in spring and early summer, when more melting snow is feeding the river.

In wet weather, I would recommend retracing your steps in the gorge to exit at the west end rather than the east end. The track at the east end, which leads down to the Aareschlucht Ost (East) station, is steep, narrow, and rough under foot, and probably not a good option if it is slippery as well.

Other bad weather alternatives for the Jungfrau Region, that have been mentioned in various places in this forum, include:

-- Boat trips on Lake Brienz and Lake Thun

-- Ballenberg Museum

-- Grindelwald Glacier Gorge

-- St Beatus Caves

-- City visits to Thun, Bern, Luzern

Some of them involve a bit of travel, but if you have a Swiss Travel Pass, your travel will be covered.

Alpenrose

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