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Grindelwald Trail 2

A nice beginner-level or short training session route, with views of the Wetterhorn.

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH - 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12
grindelwald.swiss
info@grindelwald.swiss

This 9.6km trail gains 505m altitude and leads out from Grindelwald towards Obere Gletscher at the foot of the Wetterhorn. The glacier has long since retreated from here, but the retired Wetterhorn lift - a relic of Switzerland's first passenger suspension cableway - is still on display. Part of the route runs through the ‘Vitaparcours’ outdoor fitness course in case you’re feeling up to the extra challenge, then returns to the village via Terrassenweg.

Difficulty
Easy
Distance
9.54km
Duration
1 hour, 52 minutes
Ascent
428 vm
Descent
429 vm
Starting Point
Grindelwald sports centre
Ending Point
Grindelwald sports centre
Top public transport friendly Loop With refreshment stops Family friendly Cultural/historical value

Details

Difficulty
Easy
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1350m986m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

Equipment

  • First Aid Kit
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (always carry waterproofs)
  • Drink/food provisions
  • Mobile phone

Safety Guidelines

  • Route section Sulz - Milchbach can be slippery in wet weather

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Grindelwald sports centre

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.623871 N 8.035306 E

Ending Point

Grindelwald sports centre

Step by Step Directions

Village – Kirche – Sulz – Milchbach – Ob. Gletscher – Terrassenweg – Bodmi - village

Getting There

Public transport

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.

 

Grindelwald

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.

Getting there

 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.

 

Grindelwald

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.

Parking

Grindelwald

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.

Blick auf Grindelwald
Dem Wetterhorn entgegen Nr. 2

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH - 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12
grindelwald.swiss
info@grindelwald.swiss

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