Uphilltrail First U1
Direct ascent trail from Grindelwald village to First.
A great ascent-training route starting in the village and gaining 1150m on the 7.2km trail to First. There is a restaurant at First station which comes in handy for refuelling any lost energy before taking the cableway back down to the village. If you’re feeling adventurous you could opt to take a ‘Mountain Cart’ from here to the mid-station at Bort and then perhaps even a ‘Trottibike’ from Bort back to the village!
- 1 hour, 57 minutes
- 1140 vm
- 11 vm
- Starting Point
- Grindelwald sports centre
- Ending Point
- First mountain station
- Recommended season
- First Aid Kit
- Weather-appropriate clothing (always carry waterproofs)
- Drink/food provisions
- Mobile phone
- no specific advice
More information and links
Grindelwald sports centre
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First mountain station
Step by Step Directions
Village - First
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.
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.