First - Bachalpsee - Faulhorn - Bussalp No. 2
Fantastic panoramic hike on the sun terrace of Grindelwald
This hike offers magnificent views of the Schreckhorn Group and the catchment area of the two Grindelwald glaciers, a deep blue mountain lake reflecting the majestic peaks of the Oberland four-thousand-metre peaks and a hospitable mountain hotel from which you can experience magnificent sunrises and sunsets.
From First, a well-maintained path leads in gentle ups and downs to the shore of the Bachalpsee. Behind the lake, the mule track of national importance leads up towards Burgihütte. Passing two mountain huts you reach the Gassenboden. The old Faulhorn mountain hotel is only a few hairpin bends further up. Back via Gassenboden you descend quite steeply through the wide alpine hollow of Bussalp and via Oberläger reach the terminus of the Bussalp post bus course, from where the Grindelwald bus takes you comfortably to the village.
- 3 hours, 49 minutes
- 548 vm
- 909 vm
- Starting Point
- First, summit station
- Ending Point
- Recommended season
Not far away from the mountain station First is the Cliff Walk, which provides some thrill before the hiking tour.
- hiking daypack (approx. 20 liters) with rain cover
- comfortable and sturdy footwear
- adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers
- sun and rain protection
- snacks and drinking water
- first aid kit
- mobile phone
- if necesessary: telescope sticks, headlight, maps
More information and links
First, summit station
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Step by Step Directions
First - Gummihütte - Bachalpsee - Burgihütte - Gassenboden - Faulhorn - Gassenboden - Oberläger - Bussalp
Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run from Basel and Lucerne directly to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich change trains in Bern. The trains run every half hour.
From Interlaken Ost railway station we reach Grindelwald without changing trains on the Bernese Oberland Bahn (BOB). Important: Get on the rear part of the train, as it splits in Zweilütschinen. If you get on at the front, you will end up in Lauterbrunnen. The journey takes 30 minutes to Grindelwald Terminal (V-Bahn). Three minutes later we are at the terminal in the village.
There are three stations in Grindelwald (Terminal, Grund and Dorf). The terminal station (Dorf) is in the centre of Grindelwald.
From Basel and Geneva, the fastest route to the Jungfrau Region is via Bern. From Zurich, the route via Lucerne and the Brünig Pass is recommended. The pass is open all year round.
From the south, travel to the Jungfrau Region via the Grimsel or Susten Pass. Both passes are only open in summer. An alternative is the Simplon Pass with subsequent car transport through the Lötschberg tunnel.
From Interlaken we follow the main road to Zweilütschinen. Here we turn left towards Grindelwald. The whole trip takes about 30 minutes and leads over a partly winding road.
There are three public car parks: Parkhaus Eiger+ (252 parking spaces), Parkhaus Sportzentrum (160 parking spaces) and the new Terminal Parking (1000 spaces) of the V-Bahn. Alternatively, we can also use the car park in Grindelwald Grund.