Bort - Oberer Gletscher No. 16

Short facts

  • start: Bort, middle station First cablecar (1561 asl)
  • destination: Oberer Gletscher (1228 asl)
  • medium
  • 5,80 km
  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 124 m
  • 1648 m
  • 1229 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

Beautiful hike on the sunny side of Grindelwald

The route starts at Bort. Bort is easily reachable with the First cable car from Grindelwald or by foot via Oberhus (about 1 hour). Follow the Alpstrasse to Wittegg. There you cross the mountaincart track and continue on the hiking trail towards Schäftigenmoos. With a bit of luck you can watch the chamois grazing or you can purchase a piece of alp cheese here. The hiking trail apparently continues towards Wandela and through the forest to Unteren Lauchbühl. If your legs are burning here you can take the post bus back down to the valley. If you still have enough energy left, take the hiking trail further down towards the Wetterhorn Restaurant. At the Restaurant Wetterhorn the local bus will take you back to the village or you can walk the last 3 kilometres.

General information


Bort - Wittegg - Schäftigenmoos - Berien - Wandela - Holzmad - Im undren Loichbiel - Schürli - Oberer Gletscher 

Safety Guidelines
  • 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

A short detour to the Alpine Bird Park. From Unteren Lauchbühl follow the road downhill towards Restaurant Wetterhorn.

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.


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.


Hiking map of Grindelwald Tourism

Additional Information


  • Street (22%)
  • Hiking Trail (77%)
  • Asphalt Coating (1%)


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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