«Flower Trail» First - Bachalpsee - Waldspitz - Bort No. 4
Hiking with unique views of the Schreckhorn and Finsteraarhorn
The cable car takes you from Grindelwald to First, where the Flower Trail starts at 2168 m above sea level. From the First mountain station the hiking trail leads up and down to Bachalpsee. During your hike you can marvel at the varied Alpine flora, signs along the way offer all kinds of interesting information about gentian, silver thistle, chamomile, cotton grass and many more.
The footpath leads between the two Bachalp lakes and branches off shortly afterwards to the south, the path continues from Bachläger to Waldspitz. Treat yourself to a break and enjoy the sun terrace with a magnificent view of the mountains at the Waldspitz mountain inn. Below the mountain inn, the path winds through the forest down to the Bort middle station. Hiked enough? From Bort the cable car takes you back to Grindelwald. Those who prefer a fast ride can whizz back down to the valley on a scooter.
- 2 hours, 25 minutes
- 152 vm
- 758 vm
- Starting Point
- First, summit station
- Ending Point
- Bort, middle station
- Recommended season
Start your hike with some thrills and visit the First Cliff Walk at the First mountain station.
- 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
|Geographic||46.660104 N 8.054019 E|
Bort, middle station
Step by Step Directions
First - Bachalpsee - Bachläger - Waldspitz - Bort
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.