First - Bachalpsee - Waldspitz - Bort | Blumenweg



7.97 km long
Thematic Trail

You can get from Grindelwald to First with the First Aerial Cableway. During the ride in the gondola, hikers can enjoy a unique view of the Grindelwald Glacier and the Eiger North Face on the opposite side of the valley. Once you arrive at 2168 metres above sea level, the trail begins right next to the summit station. Diverse alpine flora borders the wayside. Gentian, thistles, blue vervain, leopard's bane, cotton grass and mountain anemones are just a few flowers and herbs that can be discovered using the detailed signs. After a roughly fifty minute, gently rising walk you reach Lake Bachalpsee. The unique view of the Schreckhorn and the Finstaarhorn, the highest mountain in the Bernese Alps, is breathtaking. Shortly before Lake Bachalpsee, the flower trail continues towards Bachläger and Waldspitz. Babbling brooks are all around you. From Bachläger, the walk takes approximately 20 more minutes before you arrive in Waldspitz. Below the restaurant, the path turns into the woods and winds sometimes quite steeply through the forest and small high moorland. After another 40 minutes, you arrive at the Bort middle station of the First Aerial Cableway. If you have had enough of walking, you can grab a trottibike scooter and whizz to Grindelwald or ride down on the First Aerial Cableway.



First - Bachalpsee - Waldspitz - Bort

Safety guidelines

Mountain trail without exposed passages, steeper section on the descent from Waldspitz to Bort.


Normal hiking equipment, hiking boots with good treads, hiking poles an advantage on downhill sections.


Blumenweg: Ca. 60 Blumenarten sind mit Schildern markiert.


Via Bern oder Luzern nach Interlaken. Oder von Süden via Grimselpass (nur im Sommer) oder via Simplonpass und Lötschberg-Autoverlad nach Interlaken. Dann den Schildern nach Grindelwald folgen.

In Grindelwald stehen zwei öffentliche Parkhäuser mit gedeckten Plätzen zur Auswahl: Parkhaus Eiger+ (252 Parkplätze) und Parkhaus Sportzentrum (160 Parkplätze). Ungedeckte Parkplätze sind im gesamten Dorf vorhanden.

Public transit

Via Bern oder Luzern nach Interlaken Ost. Umsteigen auf die Berner Oberland-Bahn nach Grindelwald. Mit der Firstbahn ab Talstation im oberen Dorfzentrum in drei Abschnitten nach Grindelwald-First. Fahrdauer ab Grindelwald: rund 25 Minuten.

Additional information

Wanderung 4

(in der gedruckten Sommer Panoramakarte der Jungfraubahnen)

tour facts
start: Grindelwald, aerial cableway First summit station
destination: Firstbahn, Mittelstation Bort

02:32:00 h

7.97 km

152 m

757 m

1,560 m

2,279 m

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