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Lake tour at the foot of Wildgärst No. 35

Secluded trail route through an alpine landscape of lush meadows and small mountain lakes. Chamois can often be observed here.

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

Starting out on the E101/E51 route to Grosse Scheidegg, this trail is mostly quiet and secluded, which increases the chance of spotting Chamois in the wild. From Grosse Scheidegg the route passes through Oberläger Scheidegg and Wart and along a beautiful trail past the two small mountain lakes of Häxeseewli and Hagelseewli. For a short distance on this route, there is no mobile phone reception. Continuing to the picturesque Bachalpsee and a slight descent to Waldspitz, a tasty treat awaits on the inviting Berggasthaus sun terrace. A short ascent from here to First presents the option of taking the cableway to the village or making your way down on foot from here.

Difficulty
Difficult
Distance
32.18km
Duration
7 hours, 15 minutes
Ascent
2444 vm
Descent
2444 vm
Starting Point
Grindelwald sports centre
Ending Point
Grindelwald sports centre
Top public transport friendly Scenic Summit tour Loop With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details

Difficulty
Difficult
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2712m1039m
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 streams in heavy rainfall
  • M snow patches in spring
  • Caution advised in thunderstorms
  • No mobile phone reception between Wart - Hagelseewli

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Grindelwald sports centre

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.623833 N 8.035694 E

Ending Point

Grindelwald sports centre

Step by Step Directions

Village – Gr. Scheidegg – Scheidegg Oberläger – Wart – Häxeseewli – Hagelseewli – Bachalpsee – Waldspitz – First - 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.

Seen-Tour am Fuss des Wildgärst Nr. 35
Seen-Tour am Fuss des Wildgärst Nr. 35
Seen-Tour am Fuss des Wildgärst Nr. 35
Seen-Tour am Fuss des Wildgärst Nr. 35
Seen-Tour am Fuss des Wildgärst Nr. 35
Seen-Tour am Fuss des Wildgärst Nr. 35

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

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