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Bussalp - Holzmatten - Rasthysi - Lochsteinen (Nr. 57)

Short facts

  • start: Bussalp
  • destination: Busstation Lochsteinen
  • easy
  • 4,48 km
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • 24 m
  • 1801 m
  • 1425 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 10 / 100

best season

High-altitude trail with view of snowy mountain peaks

The sunny Bussalp is the starting point of this pleasant winter hike. Daily bus services run from the Grindelwald train station up to Bussalp. From there, follow the marked trail that runs parallel to the road downhill to the Holzmattenläger. The hike gently meanders up and down, over open meadows and through forests to reach Rasthysi.

Treat yourself to a short break in the cosy pub «Rasthysi» and re-energise with a traditional meal and a delicious cup of coffee.

Reinvigorated and warmed up, continue your descent to the Lochsteinen bus stop, where you can take the bus back to Grindelwald. If you’d rather not take the bus, you can hike to the village. Enjoy the magnificent view of the snow-covered mountain peaks of the Jungfrau Region from start to finish.

General information

Directions

Bussalp - Holzmatten - Rasthysi - Lochsteinen

Safety Guidelines

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

Equipment
  •  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
Tip

For those who prefer speed, the route can also be covered by sledge.

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.

 

Grindelwald

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.

Parking

Grindelwald

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.

 

Grindelwald

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.

Additional Information

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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