First - Schreckfeld - Bort (Nr. 53 & 55)

Short facts

  • start: Bergstation First (2168 m ü. M.)
  • destination: Bort (1530 m ü. M.)
  • medium
  • 5,25 km
  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 2166 m
  • 1560 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

The sunny First area perched above Grindelwald offers a magnificent view of the Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn and Eiger North Face. The hiking trail goes through Schreckfeld down to Bort against this spectacular backdrop.

From the gondola station, the trail first runs along and then parallel to the ski slope in the direction of Schreckfeld. The winter hiking trail is clearly marked with green poles. From Schreckfeld the trail goes slightly downhill on the sledging run or ski slope. Hungry hikers can have a bite to eat in the restaurant on Bort where it is usually sunny. Two trails go back down to the valley or you can take the gondola.

General information


First - Schreckfeld – Egritz (Alphütten) - Bort

Safety Guidelines
  • After a snowfall, the ground can be softer and more difficult to walk on.
  • Be careful: the trail crosses the ski slope in the middle section.
  • 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.
  • We recommend bringing warm clothing and rain gear even in summer and in good weather in winter. We recommend layering your clothing.
  • Charged mobile phone
  • First-aid kit
  • Winter shoes with non-slip sole
  • Drinks and snacks
  • If available: hiking sticks

Stop for a bird’s eye view if you’re feeling brave: soar down the mountain like an eagle with the First Glider. Starting point is at Schreckfeld, below the train station.

Getting there

Car: 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.


Swisstopo Landeskarte 1229 Grindelwald 1:25'000

Additional Information


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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