First - Bachalpsee - First



5.88 km long
Hiking Trail

This hike leads over a broad, well-developed path past the flowering alpine meadows to the Bachalpsee. At the start of the hike, there is a short but steep ascent to the Gummihütte that must be tackled. Afterwards, you will be able to walk up to the blue jewel of the Bernese Alps. The sharp, jagged peaks of the Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn and Finsteraarhorn on the opposite side of the valley are impressive. Expansive meadows and numerous benches invite you to take a long break.



First - Bachalpsee - First

Safety guidelines

Mountain trail without exposed sections.


Normal hiking gear, hiking boots with good soles.


Via Bern or Lucerne to Interlaken. Or from the south, via the Grimsel Pass (summer only) or the Simplon Pass and the Lötschberg car-transport train to Interlaken. Then follow the signs to Grindelwald.
In Grindelwald there are two public car parks with covered spaces to choose from: Eiger+ multi-storey car park (252 spaces) and Sportzentrum multi-storey car park (160 spaces). Uncovered parking spaces are available throughout the village.

Public transit

With the Bernese Oberland Railway or by car to Grindelwald. With the First Aerial Cableway from the valley station in the upper village centre in three sections to Grindelwald-First. Journey time from Grindelwald: approximately 25 minutes.

Additional information

Hike 1

(in the printed summer panoramic map of the Jungfrau Railways)
tour facts
start: Grindelwald-First, aerial cableway summit station
destination: Grindelwald-First, Bergstation Gondelbahn

01:48:00 h

5.88 km

188 m

188 m

2,164 m

2,280 m

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