This 297-metre waterfall is the key landmark of Lauterbrunnen and it is one of the highest free-falling waterfalls in Switzerland. Because of the frequent thermals, the water is sprayed in all directions like dust, which is how the waterfall got its name (Staub means dust). The Staubbach Fall is illuminated during the peak season. In summer, you can view it from behind thanks to a specially designed viewing gallery. Entry is free of charge. Even the world-famous poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was inspired by the impressive waterfall and wrote the poem «Song of the Spirits over the Waters».