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Grand Panorama Round No. 34

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald sports centre
  • destination: Grindelwald sports centre
  • difficult
  • 32,05 km
  • 6 hours 49 minutes
  • 2000 m
  • 2653 m
  • 1019 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 80 / 100

best season

This 34km trail ascends 3 summits with a total height gain of 2210m.

Starting in Grindelwald, the trail climbs steadily along the foot of the Wetterhorn until it meets the gently undulating Murmeliweg after Grosse Scheidegg, which brings you across to First. From here the cableway provides an alternative short-cut option to return to the valley or continue on foot along the well-trodden hiking trail to the picturesque Bachalpsee. The clusters of tourists become scarce as the trail ascends to the Faulhorn mountain restaurant with its historic summit terrace enticing all who pass to linger a while. A break here is recommended before tackling the steep descent to Bussalp, from where a bus ride brings you back to the village or continue on foot via Schrind back to Grindelwald.

General information

Directions

Village – Gr. Scheidegg – First – Faulhorn – Bussalp – Schrind - village

Safety Guidelines
  • Danger of overflowing streams in heavy rainfall
  • Mind snow patches in spring
  • Caution advised in thunderstorms
Equipment
  • First Aid Kit
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (always carry waterproofs)
  • Drink/food provisions
  • Mobile phone
Tip
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.

Maps
  • Trail Running map Grindelwald
Additional Information

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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