On our third, and last full, day we decided to tackle two 1/2-day hikes: one to the start of a glacier and the other a relatively flat walk with views similar to the day before. As we walked out of Gimmelwald, we descended down and walked along a river, which was fed by the glacier we were hoping to find. The path was much less populated than the previous day and we saw only a handful of people along the way. When we reached the hike's terminus, we were the only ones around as far as the eye could see. We counted waterfalls (14), skipped rocks, built cairns and thoroughly explored this magical place. The kids loved it and it was a push to get them to leave.
After a quick trip on the cable car up to Murren, we started out on our second hike of the day to Grutschalp. This route was much more popular and we encountered lots of people out for a quick hike to enjoy the surrounding scenery..
We caught the train (seen in the picture above) back to Murren and made our way back to our apartment at Esther's to pack up and get ready to leave early the next morning. Before we left the area, we stopped at Trummelbach Falls, located in the valley nearby. The melting snows of the Jungfrau have carved through the stone to create Europe's largest subterranean waterfall. You take an elevator located inside of the mountain up 6 stories and explore waterfalls 6-10 before making your way down to see waterfalls 1-5. Truly an awe-inspiring (and chilly) sight!
At the base of the falls, there is a nice cafe with good coffee and snacks on offer. It's also a great place to get in a game of chopsticks, if you like that kind of thing.