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Trailsummit Rotstock T5

The Rotstock summit trail can also be reached by Via ferrata, with the appropriate safety equipment.

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

The 12.5km trail begins in the village, though it’s possible to shorten it by taking the train from Grindelwald to Eigergletscher and following the trail from there. For the more adventurous, the Rotstock can also be climbed by means of a via ferrata on the north side - providing that you are equipped with good shoes, a via ferrata set, harness, helmet and protective gloves. The trail has some quite exposed sections and is only recommended for experienced mountain walkers equipped with the appropriate gear. The trail is accessible from June to October in good, stable weather conditions.

3 hours, 28 minutes
1802 vm
520 vm
Starting Point
Grindelwald sports centre
Ending Point
Top public transport friendly pointToPoint Scenic Summit tour With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent


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Author Tips


  • 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 present in spring
  • Caution advised in thunderstorms
  • Some exposed sections, good footwork required

More information and links


Starting Point

Grindelwald sports centre

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.623833 N 8.035651 E

Ending Point


Step by Step Directions

Village - Rotstock

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 directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.

Getting there

There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.


Grindelwald has public car parks with covered parking spaces: Eiger+ car park (252 parking spaces) and Sportzentrum car park (160 parking spaces). They cannot be reserved in advance. Uncovered parking spaces are available everywhere in the village.

Blick auf Grindelwald
Trailsummit Rotstock T5

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

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