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Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

The Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe is one of the highlights of every trip to Switzerland. Europe's highest station is 3454 metres above sea level. Visitors can admire a high alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock from observation platforms, on the Aletsch Glacier or in the Ice Palace. On nice days the view extends from the Vosges to the Black Forest.

A highlight for your perfect summer holiday is also the train ride to the Jungfraujoch, which leads through the Eiger and the Mönch, is also an experience. Visitors can enjoy the wonderful view from the Eismeer and Eigerwand stops. Hotel Caprice is only 5 minutes away from Grindelwald railway station.

     

Glacier Ravine (Gletscherschlucht)

The gorge of the lower Grindelwald glacier is an impressive masterpiece of nature. Once covered by the glacier, the gorge is accessible through rock galleries and tunnels and is also used by climbers and canyon jumpers.

During the so-called Little Ice Age at the end of the Middle Ages, it reached as far as Grindelwald, most extensively in the years 1600 and 1855.

   
     
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Today, artificial footbridges lead from the Glacier Gorge Hotel over the roaring meltwaters a kilometer into the interior of the gorge, whose smooth walls rise more than 100 meters on both sides.

At the entrance to the Glacier Gorge is the Crystal Museum with minerals from the region.

     

First-Flieger

800 meters of steel cable, up to 50 meters high and a speed of up to 84 kilometers per hour - if the First Flyer does not promise any thrill.

During your rapid descent from First to Schreckfeld you sit in a safely designed harness. Below, the descent is stopped by a spring construction.

Up to four people can race down the gigantic Tyrolienne at the same time. Minimum weight: 35 kg, maximum weight: 125 kg.

 

 

 

     
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Grindelwald First - Hiking paradies in summer

First - Faulhorn - BussalpBachalpsee - das blaube Juwel

Hiking time: 3 hours 30 minutes

From First the path ascends and descends gently to the Bachalpsee. Behind the lake a mule track of national significance leads upwards to the Burgi hut. Passing two refuges on the way you reach Gassenboden.

The antique Faulhorn mountain hotel lies merely a few turns further up. The return via Gassenboden through the broad Alpine corrie of Bussalp is relatively steep, and via Oberläger you arrive at the station of the Bussalp bus route where Grindelwald Bus takes you comfortably back to Grindelwald.

     

Mountain Panorama Trail: Grosse Scheidegg - First

Hiking time: 1 hour 45 minutes

From Grindelwald take the Grindelwald Bus to Grosse Scheidegg, which forms the watershed between Grindelwald and the Haslital.

Wonderful panorama

A comfortable path leads in easy ups and downs to the First. All along the way you will enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the ice-covered Bernese Alps, the path is lined with a variety of alpine flora. The 6-seater gondola lift with its generous viewing windows brings you safely back to Grindelwald.

   
     
   

Jungfrau Eiger Walk

Jungfrau Eiger Walk: Eigergletscher - Kleine Scheidegg

Hiking time: 45 minutes

At the Eigergletscher railway station, you walk a few steps back towards Kleine Scheidegg and then leave the railway area down a stairway. You’ll immediately be captivated by the high-Alpine surroundings, with stunning views of the rock and ice masses of the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau seeming almost close enough to touch.

Living museum

You now hike steadily downhill on a wide, good path, in front of you the green alp pastures surrounding Kleine Scheidegg, to the left and right the valleys of Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald. The trail crosses the tracks of the Jungfrau Railway and then leads around wide bends to the old Mittellegi mountain hut, which once stood on the north-east ridge of the Eiger. A look inside gives a fascinating insight into the Spartan conditions in the pioneering days of mountain climbing. The tiny wooden structure contains twelve sleeping berths, a simple stove and a modestly equipped eating corner. The trail then takes a wide arc past the summit station of the Fallboden chairlift to reach Fallboden where you again cross the tracks of the Jungfrau Railway, this time in an underpass.

Eiger North Face exhibition

The charming «Chilchli» (tiny church), a former Jungfrau Railway transformer station, was so named because it actually resembles a small church. Today the listed building houses an exhibition on ascents of the Eiger North Face. The nearby man-made Fallbodensee (lake) serves as a reservoir to make artificial snow for the surrounding ski pistes in early winter. One part of the lake is only knee deep and can be paddled in; benches in the water offer the chance of a refreshing footbath. The panoramic trail then continues gently downhill on the wide ridge between the Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald valleys to Kleine Scheidegg.

     

Eigertrail

Hiking time: 2 hours 10 minutes

At the Eigergletscher railway station, you walk a few steps back towards Kleine Scheidegg, cross the tracks of the Jungfrau Railway and hike up to the vantage point above the station. This is the beginning of the Eiger Trail, which also makes the Eiger an adventure for hikers as it actually runs along the foot of the famous Eiger North Wall. You can thus get close to the scene of heroic Alpine deeds and dramas without having any climbing experience whatsoever.

Close to the action

On the hike you enjoy impressive views of Grindelwald’s wide valley basin, bordered to the east by the striking silhouette of the Wetterhorn. But most of all, the Eiger Trail gives you a sensational close-up impression of the (in)famous Eiger North Wall. In the area of Wart, a panel shows several of the most important climbing routes. And with a little luck, patience and keen eyesight, you may even be able to spot one or another roped team in action. The trail leads gradually downhill and the wide scree slopes give way to lush pastures carpeted with Alpine flowers. The last mound of scree is crossed in the Langenegg gully. Over time, hikers have built a large number of small cairns here. At the fork at Pt. 1,725, you keep left and finally reach the railway station at Alpiglen.

   
     
 
     
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Biking Arena: Jungfrau Region

The Jungfrau Region offers more dynamic and sportive activities. However, families and leisure bikers can find to each level a corresponding challenge. A good tour is essential. Here you will find the cable car railways with bike transport: www.bikearena.ch

We are happy to take care of everything else. We have enough space for the safe stay of your bike, and if something breaks, we certainly have the right tool in our parking tool box. For all e-bikers we offer the possibility to charge the batteries free of charge.

For those who want to leave their bikes at home, but don't want to miss out on a ride, we rent top modern e-Mountainbikes of the brands Corratec and Fantic. Click here for the rental prices.

Railways with bike transport:
  • Firstbahn: Grindelwald-Bort-Schreckfeld-First
  • Grindelwald Bus: Grindelwald-Bussalp, Grindelwald-Waldspitz and Grindelwald Gr. Scheidegg
  • Berner Oberland Tracks: Grindelwald-Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen-Interlaken
  • Aerial Cableway Isenfluh-Sulwald
  • Bahn Lauterbrunnen-Grütschalp-Winteregg-Mürren
  • Schilthornbahn: Stechelberg-Gimmelwald-Mürren
  • Wengernalpbahn: Lauterbrunnen-Wengen Railways with restricted bike transport
  • Wengernalpbahn: Grindelwald Grund to Kl. Scheidegg (from 17h) and Wengen-Kl. Scheidegg (from 16h)
     
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We recommend one of the following passes in Grindelwald

Pass Valitity Jungfraujoch Price from
Top of Europe Pass 3 - 8 days
unlimited included from CHF 159.00
Jungfrau Travel Pass 3 - 8 days not included
from CHF 145.00
Grindelwald Bus (GWB)
3 days entire route network GWB from CHF 38.00

More informations you will find here: https://www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/passes-of-the-jungfrau-railways/
 
     
   

Trümmelbach Falls

Loud thundering and roaring in the interior of the mountain, gurgling, foaming and churning water: these are the Trümmelbach Falls.
They are Europe's largest subterranean water falls and are located in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, often called the valley of 72 waterfalls.

The Trümmelbach Falls are the world's only glacier waterfalls that are accessible underground by lift, galleries, tunnels, paths and platforms. Also worth a trip at bad weather conditions!

     
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