Grindelwald - Abbachfall - Bussalp No. 22

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald, train station
  • destination: Bussalp
  • medium
  • 5,78 km
  • 2 hours 31 minutes
  • 774 m
  • 1801 m
  • 1028 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 60 / 100

best season

Explore the Bussalp hiking area.

The hike begins at Grindelwald railway station where you walk along the Spillstattstrasse to the Geisstutz junction. From here the trail continues along Eschengasse, steadily uphill and you slowly leave the village behind you. After passing the steep Lempengasse, the path leads into the Mattenweg (at the Weidli). On the steadily ascending Lempengasse it is worthwhile to stay and enjoy the wonderful panorama. At the bus stop Weidli you continue along the Mattenweg and after a few minutes you reach the impressive Abbachfall which, depending on the season, carries a lot of water. The hike continues over the "Matten" until the asphalt path ends in the forest. On the nature trail towards Unterläger you can enjoy an ever-changing panorama until you reach the idyllically situated alpine huts in Holzmattenläger. Along the stream, the destination Bussalp is not far away and you can soon relax in the restaurant from the demanding hike.


General information


Grindelwald - Tuftbach - Weidli - Abbachfall - Bussalp

Safety Guidelines
  • Day hiking backpack (approx. 20 litres) with rain cover
  • Solid and comfortable shoes
  • Weather-adapted and hard-wearing clothing based on the multi-layer principle
  • Sun and rain protection
  • Food and water
  • First aid kit
  • pocket knife
  • Mobile phone
  • if necessary telescopic poles, headlamp, maps
  • Abbach Waterfall
  • Mountainrestaurant Bussalp
  • Short hike on the top to the viewing point Bussalp
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


  • Street (28%)
  • Asphalt Coating (28%)
  • Hiking Trail (43%)


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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