We are staying with the Gaytons in the village of Lauterbrunnen.  This valley is famous for its many waterfalls.


It is a quiet village at the moment but in winter the numbers swell both for the many skiing opportunities close to here and for a famous downhill ski race that takes place in the alpine village of Wengen.


We walked to the Staubbach falls.  A steep path takes you up to a spot where you can stand directly behind the falls.


The view is fantastic from up there and the water crashing down in front of you is worth the climb.

DSC_0588-001This is the view from behind the falls looking out over Lauterbrunnen  with the Swiss alps in the background.

DSC_0590-001Claudia spotted this rainbow.

DSC_0593-001Afterwards we walked around the village.  I think the cemetery looks really lovely as each grave site has been planted with colourful flowers.  So pretty….


The view of the falls is breathtaking from the village.


This house is interesting with its grass-covered roof.  Camouflage perhaps??


Later we went on a short drive to Grindelwald.  It is probably the more well-known of the two villages but a bit too touristy for my taste.


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