Männlichen has two completely different faces. From the Grindelwald valley, the mountain appears as a gentle, green slope. In summer large numbers of cows graze on the succulent alpine pastures, in winter skiers and snowboarders curve elegantly down the wide pistes. When seen from the Lauterbrunnen side, the Männlichen appears very different. Its west flank is as unsuitable for alpine farming as it is for winter sport. Here barren grassy slopes and craggy rock formations fall steeply away to the valley. The actual Männlichen summit is above the top stations of the two aerial cableways that link the mountain with Grindelwald and Wengen. The ultimate vantage point: The good mountain trail climbs northwards to the summit. The detour is well worthwhile as the views are impressive and rich in contrast. With the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau constantly in sight, on one side views extend down to Grindelwald's wide valley floor, bordered to the east by the rock bastions of the Wetterhorn and Mättenberg. On the other, the views deep down into the Lauterbrunnen valley are spectacular. In the distance Lake Thun, the Niederhorn and the Schrattenfluh. This is the place where mountain dreams really do come true.