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Männlichen - Männlichengipfel «Royal Walk» (Nr. 60)

The Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau rise up majestically: the summit of the Männlichen offers a view of the world-famous trio fit for a king. But a king has a hard road to travel before he can enjoy his triumph. For hikers, the Männlichen is no different. 

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

The starting point is easily accessible by gondola from Grindelwald Grund. The hike starts on the Männlichen and takes about 25 minutes to reach the Männlichen summit. The breathtaking panoramic view makes you forget all the exertions of the ascent. The view from the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau over the Breithorn to Lake Thun and the Wetterhorn guarantees a unique and unforgettable experience.

Difficulty
Moderate
Distance
0.89km
Duration
25 minutes
Ascent
122 vm
Descent
1 vm
Starting Point
Bergstation Männlichen (2225 m ü. M.)
Ending Point
Männlichen, Berggipfel (2342 m ü. M)
Top public transport friendly Scenic Summit tour Loop With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent groomedSnowSurface

Details

Difficulty
Moderate
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2341m2221m
Recommended season
  • jan
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Author Tips

The Männlichen can be reached via Wengen or Grindelwald. We recommend a loop if you want to discover both sides of the valley.

Equipment

  • The sun’s rays are more intense in the mountains. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen with a high protection factor, a hat and sunglasses with UV protection.
  • We recommend bringing warm clothing and rain gear even in summer and in good weather in winter. We recommend layering your clothing.
  • Charged mobile phone
  • First-aid kit
  • Winter shoes with non-slip sole
  • Drinks and snacks
  • If available: hiking sticks

Safety Guidelines

  • After a snowfall, the ground can be softer and more difficult to walk on.

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Bergstation Männlichen (2225 m ü. M.)

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.611352 N 7.942683 E

Ending Point

Männlichen, Berggipfel (2342 m ü. M)

Step by Step Directions

Bergstation Männlichen – Gipfel – Bergstation Männlichen

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

Il existe trois parkings publics : Parkhaus Eiger+ (252 places), Parkhaus Sportzentrum (160 places) et le nouveau Terminal Parking (1000 places) de la V-Bahn. Nous pouvons également utiliser le parking de Grindelwald Grund.

 

Wengen

Un parking à étages se trouve directement sous la gare de Lauterbrunnen. Vous pouvez également utiliser le parking de l'église de Lauterbrunnen. De là, un bus part toutes les demi-heures pour la gare. A pied, il faut environ 10 minutes.

Un passage couvert mène du parking de Lauterbrunnen aux téléphériques de Wengen.

Royal Walk, Männlichen

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

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