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Aspen Trail Nr. 6

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald, Aspen
  • destination: Vorsassi
  • medium
  • 1,32 km
  • 45 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 and leads uphill over snow-covered mats towards Moosgaden. The trail leads up 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 the Itramenwald. The Aspen Trail ends at Vorsassi. There it meets the Eiger Trail No. 7. If you follow the Eiger Trail to the right, you end up at Holenstein - to the left, you end up at Brandegg.

General information

Directions

Apsen, Grindelwald - Moosgaden - Itramenwald - Vorsassi

Safety Guidelines
Equipment
  • Snowshoes
  • Telescopic poles
  • Maps
  • Sun cream & lip protection
  • Snacks & drinks
  • If available: altimeter, compass
Tip
  • There is a free winter sports map at the tourist office, where the snowshoe tours are included.
  • The Holzer Bar is on the way up.
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. There is also the parking area at Grindelwald Grund. 

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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