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Grindelwald - Unterer Lauchbühl - Grosse Scheidegg No. 21

At the top of the pass

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

This hike begins at the main railway station and continues along the village street to the church. After the Wüthrich bakery, follow the yellow signs in the direction of Oberer Gletscher (Upper Glacier). A leisurely ascent leads you past groups of houses in the direction of Hotel Wetterhorn. Experience one of the hike's first highlights at the Rangerbar, where, with a little luck, you might catch a glimpse of deer in the expansive enclosures. The paved road ends after a short ascent. Starting at the farmhouse on the right, the hike continues on a narrow hiking trail through forested sections, over summer meadows and glistening turquoise mountain streams. From the Wetterhorn Hotel, a lovely field path ascends through moorland meadows. Don't forget to turn back once in a while for a glimpse of the mighty Eiger North Face. From «7. Schürli», the trail leads through sparse woodlands to the «Unterer Lauchbühl» holiday hostel. The trail criss-crosses the pass road until you reach Grosse Scheidegg. Recharge your batteries at the Grosse Scheidegg mountain restaurant and soak up the magnificent views of the Grindelwald Glacier, Eiger and Mönch.

Difficulty
Moderate
Distance
8.29km
Duration
3 hours, 22 minutes
Ascent
927 vm
Starting Point
Grindelwald center
Ending Point
Grosse Scheidegg
Top Scenic With refreshment stops

Details

Difficulty
Moderate
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1961m1034m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

The Grosse Scheidegg is also a popular pass road for cyclists. It can be combined with a tour towards Haslital or along the shores of Lake Brienz and Lake Thun.

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

Grindelwald center

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.624344 N 8.034038 E

Ending Point

Grosse Scheidegg

Step by Step Directions

Grindelwald - Unter Lauchbühl - Grosse Scheidegg

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.

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.

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.

Aussicht von der Grossen Scheidegg.

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

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