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Grosse Scheidegg - First No. 6

Along the entire path you can admire the splendid panorama of the ice-capped Bernese Alps as well as the varied Alpine flora.

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH - 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12

The Grindelwald Bus takes you from Grindelwald to the Grosse Scheidegg, the watershed between the Grindelwald and Hasli valleys. From here an easy walk along the slightly undulating footpath takes you to First. Along the entire path you can admire the splendid panorama of the ice-capped Bernese Alps as well as the varied Alpine flora. The 6-seater gondola with its large panoramic windows takes you safely back down to Grindelwald.

1 hour, 40 minutes
270 vm
67 vm
Starting Point
Grosse Scheidegg
Ending Point
First, summit station
Top public transport friendly pointToPoint Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Mountain railway ascent/descent


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Author Tips

Treat yourself to some fun and choose the action-packed alternative to the gondola ride down to Grindelwald. Take the First Flyer or the First Glider through the air to Schreckfeld. Once there, thunder off on the Frist Mountain Cart in the direction of Bort and continue by scooter bike to Grindelwald. 


  • 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
  • penknife
  • mobile phone
  • if necesessary: telescope sticks, headlight, maps


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Starting Point

Grosse Scheidegg

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.655973 N 8.101859 E

Ending Point

First, summit station

Step by Step Directions

Grosse Scheidegg - Chiemattenhubla - Gratschärem - Schafläger - Chalberboden - Distelboden - First

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.



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.



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.

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+41 33 854 12 12

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