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«Lieselotte Trail» Männlichen - Holenstein No. 30

Lush meadows, singing alphorns, cowbells and cheeky marmots

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

Lieselotte is finally taking a holiday. For this, the famous cow from a small village in Germany has taken a really long journey. Lieselotte and her friends, the chickens, are therefore pleased to welcome numerous visitors on their theme trail.

Already the journey to Männlichen is a little adventure. From Grindelwald the longest gondola lift in the world takes young and old to the top. From Wengen the «Royal Ride» takes you up the mountain. Lieselotte is already waiting for the guests. Her alpine playground offers many opportunities to let off steam. But beware. The 1.5 hour hike still needs some energy.

There are many exciting things to discover on the hiking trail. Lieselotte and the chickens are amazed. They enjoy the beautiful landscape, the view of the snow-covered mountain peaks and the 13 play stations to the full. With so much fun and games, hiking is particularly enjoyable.

Difficulty
Easy
Distance
3.7km
Duration
1 hour, 10 minutes
Ascent
2 vm
Descent
608 vm
Starting Point
Mountain station Männlichen (2222 m)
Ending Point
Middle station Holenstein (1612 m)
Top public transport friendly pointToPoint Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details

Difficulty
Easy
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2223m1615m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

The trail is ideal for families with children (without stroller).

Equipment

  • 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

Safety Guidelines

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Mountain station Männlichen (2222 m)

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.61104 N 7.94273 E

Ending Point

Middle station Holenstein (1612 m)

Step by Step Directions

Männlichen - Heeje Hubel - Hinder der Egg - Holenstein

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.

 

Wengen

From Interlaken Ost station we reach Wengen in 44 minutes. The blue and yellow train of the Berner Oberland Bahn (BOB) takes us to Lauterbrunnen. Important: We sit in the front part of the train, as it splits in Zweilütschinen. If you take a seat at the back, you will make a detour to Grindelwald. In Lauterbrunnen we change to the yellow-green train of the Wengernalp Bahn (WAB). This takes us to Wengen in 12 minutes.

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.

 

Wengen

Wengen is car-free. If we arrive by car, we have to leave it in Lauterbrunnen and take the train. The journey from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen takes about 20 minutes.

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.

 

Wengen

There is a multi-storey car park directly below Lauterbrunnen station. Alternatively, you can use the car park at the Lauterbrunnen church. From here, a bus leaves for the station every half hour. On foot we need about 10 minutes.

A covered passage leads from the Lauterbrunnen car park to the cable cars to Wengen.

Lieselotte Weg Männlichen

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

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