Grindelwald Trail 14

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald sports centre
  • destination: Grindelwald sports centre
  • medium
  • 17,27 km
  • 3 hours 42 minutes
  • 1140 m
  • 1822 m
  • 894 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

A lesser visited training route - a real insider’s tip!

This trail has it all; great training in a magnificent landscape. From Grindelwald the route leads to Burglauenen then follows a steep 4km climb to top out with 900m height gain at Bussalp. All the effort will be rewarded here with a fabulous view of the valley below and across to the Eiger north face. A short bus ride from here takes you back to Grindelwald village, while those with the legs for it can continue to Schrind and Wagisbach to complete the 17km trail back at the starting point

General information


Village – Grund – Egg – Schwendi – Burglauenen – Bussalp – Schrind – Wagisbach - village

Safety Guidelines
  • Danger of overflowing waterways and landslides in heavy rainfall
  • First Aid Kit
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (always carry waterproofs)
  • Drink/food provisions
  • Mobile phone
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.



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.



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.



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.

  • Trail Running map Grindelwald
Additional Information


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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