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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.

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.

Glacier Ravine (Gletscherschlucht)

The ravine of the lower Grindelwald Glacier is an impressive masterpiece created by Nature. The ravine, which was once upon a time covered by the glacier, can be hiked, thanks to rock balconies and tunnels.

It also attracts climbers and canyon jumpers.

The glacier ravine is reached in 35 minutes on foot from the centre of Grindelwald or by bus from Grindelwald station (2 km).

Truemmelbach Mattias Nutt

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!

First-Flieger

Firstflieger

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.

Grindelwald First - Wanderparadies im Sommer

First - Bachalpsee - First

Bachalpsee - das blaube JuwelHiking time: 2 hours

The hike to Lake Bachalpsee offers everything a hiker's heart desires: A magnificently-landscaped path leads through lush flowering alpine meadows. On the opposite side of the valley, ice-capped four-thousand metre mountains tower in the air. At the start of the hike, a short, but considerable climb must be tackled. The wide, well-maintained hiking trail then takes you from the gondola summit station up to the Gummihütte. The sharp, jagged peaks of the Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn and Finsteraarhorn on the opposite side of the valley stand in stark contrast to the pretty flowering meadows lining the trail.

Lake Bachalpsee - the blue gem

After a short period of hiking, a more or less flat path leads from the Gummihütte to Lake Bachalp. The majestic Schreckhorn is reflected in the blue jewel of the Bernese Alps during windless conditions. Expansive meadows and numerous benches invite you to take a long break and enjoy the stunning panorama.

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Mountain Panorama Trail: Grosse Scheidegg - First

Mountain Panorama Trail: Grosse Scheidegg - FirstHiking time: 1 hour 45 minutes

This short hike gives even inexperienced hikers the opportunity to go to lofty heights and enjoy the breathtaking view of mountain scenery. The view of the Wetterhorn, the two Grindelwald glaciers, Mättenberg, Schreckhorn, the Eiger North Face and Kleine Scheidegg is lovely.

From the First summit station, it is about an hour and 45 minutes to Grosse Scheidegg, which can be reached on a gentle mountain trail.

What a panorama view

The trail begins a bit behind the summit station, approx. 100 metres towards Lake Bachalpsee. The path turns to the right at the "Oberjoch Express" (map point B). After about 700 metres, you leave the little Alpine road by taking a sharp right-hand turn (map point C). Shortly thereafter, take the right side of the fork (straight ahead) and follow the mountain trail past Chalberboden (map point D) and Schafläger (map point E), slightly up and down across a number of beautiful streams until you reach the wider path.
On the small Alpine road to Grosse Scheidegg, you have a sweeping view overlooking the picturesque Schwarzwaldalp, Rosenlaui and the peaks of the Engelhörner, very popular with rock climbers, high above the Reichenbach to your left. Close to the mighty Wetterhorn, you can enjoy the view of the snow-capped mountains above Grindelwald before you head back into the valley with the post bus.

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Jungfrau Eiger Walk

Jungfrau Eiger Walk: Eigergletscher - Kleine Scheidegg

FallbodenseeHiking 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.

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Eigertrail

Langenegg-Graben

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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Jungfrau Travel Pass (3-6 consecutive days)

Rates:

Days Grown-up
from 16 years
Halbtaxabo, GA,
Swiss Travel Pass
Children
(6-15 years)
3 Days CHF 180.00 CHF 135.00 CHF 30.00
4 Days CHF 205.00 CHF 155.00 CHF 30.00
5 Days CHF 230.00 CHF 175.00 CHF 30.00
6 Days CHF 255.00 CHF 190.00 CHF 30.00

The Jungfrau Travel Pass - is valid for three to six consecutive days. The pass entitles the holder to an unlimited number of journeys on subsequent routes.

Scope for free travel

  • Interlaken Ost - Lauterbrunnen/Grindelwald
  • Wilderswil - Schynige Platte (from 27 May 2017)
  • Lauterbrunnen - Kleine Scheidegg – Grindelwald
  • Kleine Scheidegg - Eigergletscher
  • Lauterbrunnen - Grütschalp – Mürren
  • Interlaken - Harder Kulm
  • Grindelwald-First
  • Grindelwald - Männlichen (from 25 May 2017)
  • Wengen – Männlichen (from 20 May 2017)
  • Ortsbus Grindelwald
  • Grindelwald - Grosse Scheidegg (from 20 May 2017)
  • Grindelwald - Bussalp (from 20 May 2017)
  • Grindelwald - Waldspitz (from 10 June - 15 October 2017)

Jungfrau Travel PassAs the holder of a Jungfrau Travel Pass, you receive the connection ticket from Eigergletscher to the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe for CHF 61.00 (round trip). Children with Junior and Grandchild tickets travel free of charge on the entire route network (including the Jungfraujoch).

If you have a Swiss Travel Pass, Swiss Travel Pass Flex (validated days only) or a Swiss Half Fare Card, select the "Half-Fare Card" discount.

The Jungfrau Travel Pass is personal, non-refundable & transferable and valid only on the chosen three consecutive days. A date shift or an extension is not possible.

Biking Arena: Jungfrau Region

Bikearena JungfrauregionThe 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 bis Kl. Scheidegg (ab 17h) and Wengen-Kl. Scheidegg (ab 16h)
 
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