Take your benefit from Grindelwald's great activity portfolio
Grindelwald - Highlights
Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe
The journey to the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe, at 3454 metres Europe’s highest altitude railway station, is the highlight of every visit to Switzerland. It offers visitors a high-Alpine wonderworld of ice, snow and rock, which can be marvelled at from vantage terraces, the Aletsch Glacier or in the Ice Palace. On clear days, views extend as far as the Vosges mountains in France and Germany’s Black Forest.
The train journey to the Jungfraujoch through the rock of the Eiger and Mönch is also an incredible experience. Visitors can enjoy stunning views from two intermediate stations, the Eigerwand (Eiger Wall) and Eismeer (Sea of Ice).
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).
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!
800 Meter Stahlseil, bis zu 50 Meter Höhe und eine Geschwindigkeitvon bis zu 84 Stundenkilometern – wenn der First Flieger mal keinen Nervenkitzel verspricht.
Sie sitzen bei Ihrer rasanten Abfahrt von First bis nach Schreckfeld in einem sicher konstruierten Gurtzeug. Unten wird die Talfahrt durch eine Federkonstruktion gestoppt.
Es können bis zu vier Personen gleichzeitig auf der gigantischen Tyrolienne talwärts sausen. Mindestgewicht: 35 kg, Maximalgewicht: 125 kg.
Grindelwald - Hiking paradise in summer
First - Bachalpsee - First
Hiking 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.
download overview map
First - Grosse Scheidegg
Hiking 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.
download overview map
Grindelwald Kleine Scheidegg
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.
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.
Wanderkarte als PDF
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.
Wanderkarte als PDF
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:
Grindelwald Bus: Grindelwald-Bussalp, Grindelwald-Waldspitz und Grindelwald Gr. Scheidegg