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

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.



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.



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.

Public transit

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.



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.


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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