Bort - Grindelwald via Mühlebach (Nr. 59)

Short facts

  • start: Middle station Bort
  • destination: Grindelwald
  • easy
  • 2,53 km
  • 1 hour
  • 1561 m
  • 1161 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

Toward the sun and the Eiger North Face

The starting point of this scenic winter hike is the Bort station. From Grindelwald the gondola cableway takes you up to the Bort station. Once you’ve reached the top, you can marvel at the view of the fantastic mountain panorama of the Jungfrau Region. In addition to the pleasant sun terrace of the Berghaus Bort, a mountain inn and guesthouse, the Bort station has an Alpine playground where kids can play and romp. 

The well-maintained and marked winter hiking trail leads you through Mühlebach back to the village of Grindelwald in about 1.5 hours. The beginning of the trail winds downhill along the little road to Regenmatte. From Regenmatte, the trail continues to the right, along the ski and sledging run until you reach the Mühlebach Schule bus stop. Here you can decide to take the bus back to the village centre or walk back to the village in about 30 minutes.

General information


Bort - Grindelwald via Mühlebach

Safety Guidelines

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

  •  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.
  • Charged mobile phone
  • First-aid kit
  • Winter shoes with non-slip sole
  • Drinks and snacks
  • If available: hiking sticks

The hike can also be hiked in the opposite direction.

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. 



The valley station of the Männlichenbahn has more than 700 parking spaces.

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


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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