First - Schwarzhorn - First No. 18

Short facts

  • start: First
  • destination: First
  • difficult
  • 9,80 km
  • 4 hours 20 minutes
  • 941 m
  • 2924 m
  • 2078 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 60 / 100

best season

Un des plus beaux sommets panoramiques de l'Oberland bernois.

With its 2928 m, the Schwarzhorn is the highest mountain in the municipality of Brienz. The hike is only for sure-footed and vertigo-free hikers. The hike starts at the First mountain station. In the village, take the First cable car. After 30 minutes you reach First.  From there you walk to Chrinnenboden (Schilt chairlift), from there the path towards Schwarzhorn is well marked. This tour should only be undertaken in good weather.

General information


First - Chrinnenboden - Schwarzhorn - Chrinnenboden - First

Safety Guidelines
  • Caution: only for sure-footed hikers who are free from vertigo.
  • The trail can only be climbed in good weather.
  • Hiking Check
  • 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
  • In addition to the alpine hiking trail, a via ferrata also leads to the summit of the Schwarzhorn.
Getting there

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.

Additional Information


  • Hiking Trail (27%)
  • Path (60%)
  • Unknown (14%)


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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