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Grindelwald Trail 22

This trail route at the foot of the Eiger gives an impressive view into the glacial world of Grindelwald.

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

From Grindelwald village, the route leads first to Marmorbruch above the famous Gletscherschlucht, offering great views down-valley and up to the fascinating glacier world close by. Since the glacial ice which once filled the gorge receded, the impressive rock formations in the 300m high walls of the Gletscherschlucht are now accessible to view through a series of tunnels and rock galleries above the roaring of the Lütschine river, making it still very much one of nature’s spectacles. A short climb from here delivers you onto the eastern edge of the Eiger, providing fabulous views cross-valley to the Faulhorn and Schwarzhorn peaks. The undulating trail leads finally to Alpiglen where you can opt to take the train down, or make the worthwhile trip to Brandegg to enjoy the best apple fritters in the world! Energy restored, the trail or train return to Grindelwald from here.

Difficulty
Moderate
Distance
24.74km
Duration
4 hours, 55 minutes
Ascent
1365 vm
Descent
1361 vm
Starting Point
Grindelwald sports centre
Ending Point
Grindelwald sports centre
Top public transport friendly Scenic Loop With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details

Difficulty
Moderate
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1772m952m
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

  • Danger of overflowing waterways in heavy rainfall
  • Mind snow patches in spring
  • Caution advised on the ladder at Bonera

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Grindelwald sports centre

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.624161 N 8.035007 E

Ending Point

Grindelwald sports centre

Step by Step Directions

Village – Kirche – Halten – Marmorbruch – Bonera – Alpiglen – Brandegg – Blattmad – Aspen - 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.

Bonera Trail Nr. 22
Grindelwald Trail 22
Grindelwald Trail 22

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

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