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Aspen Trail

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald, Aspen
  • destination: Middle station Holenstein
  • medium
  • 1,32 km
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 219 m
  • 1328 m
  • 1109 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

View over the Schwarzhorn Group, the Grosse Scheidegg up to the Wetterhorn

The trail starts on the Aspen, passing over snow-covered fields up to Moosgaden. The trail ascends parallel to the ski slope, towards the edge of the forest, until you reach the forest road. Follow the snow-covered road to the lower part of Itramenwald forest. At the Vorsassi, the trail splits up towards Holenstein and Brandegg. The trail in the direction of Holenstein continues along the forest path through Itramenwald forest. After about 1.5 kilometres you reach the clearing at Unterbrand. The trail meanders off the forest road over snow-covered fields further up, and once you reach the edge of the forest, you join the forest road again. Follow this virtually flat trail into the Waldstafel area and then up to the Holenstein middle station.

General information

Directions

Apsen, Grindelwald - Moosgaden - Itramenwald - Vorsassi - Waldstafel - Mittelstation Holenstein

Safety Guidelines
Equipment
  • Snowshoes
  • Telescopic poles
  • Maps
  • Sun cream & lip protection
  • Snacks & drinks
  • If available: altimeter, compass
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.

Parking

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.

Public transit

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.

Additional Information

Pavings

  • Unknown (82%)
  • Hiking Trail (18%)

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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