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«Royal Walk» Männlichen - Männlichen Summit No. 47

King for a day. Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau rise majestically.

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH - 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12
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The "Royal Walk" leads from the top station of the Männlichen cable car via the gravel dome to the summit. On the way there is a whole kingdom to discover. The path through the future kingdom begins at the entrance gate. On the way the hikers meet a court painter, explore a variety of treasures and get to know your court. Who the secret ruler of the region really is will be revealed at the end of the hike.

Already the approach to Männlichen is a small adventure. From Grindelwald the world's longest cable car takes young and old up to the top. From Wengen the "Royal Ride" takes you to the top station.

Difficulty
Easy
Distance
1.99km
Duration
40 minutes
Ascent
125 vm
Descent
125 vm
Starting Point
Männlichen summit station
Ending Point
Männlichen summit station
Top public transport friendly Scenic Loop With refreshment stops Family friendly Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details

Difficulty
Easy
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2342m2221m
Recommended season
  • jan
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  • may
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  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

The "Royal Walk" is also a highlight in winter.

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

Männlichen summit station

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.611156 N 7.942508 E

Ending Point

Männlichen summit station

Step by Step Directions

Männlichen summit station - Männlichen summit - Männlichen summit station

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.

Royal Walk Männlichen
Royal Walk Männlichen

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

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