Grindelwald Trail No. 23

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald sports centre
  • destination: Grindelwald sports centre
  • medium
  • 27,05 km
  • 5 hours 41 minutes
  • 1595 m
  • 2403 m
  • 894 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 60 / 100

best season

Steep, punchy trail in high alpine scenery with breath-taking views.

A trail for those looking for a real physical challenge! From Burglauenen the route rises steeply from the very beginning towards Bussalp and there’s a height gain of 1500m to conquer in order to reach the high peaks and traverse to the Spitzen before heading down to Bachalpsee. Via the Blumenweg and Bachläger where the abundant Alpenrose blooms in May to July, you will reach the Berggasthaus at Waldspitz, well-loved for its delicious tarts and welcoming sun terrace. A shortcut takes you directly to Bort and the cableway station if you prefer. The 28.3km route has a total height gain of 1850m and can be shortened by taking the bus to start out from Bussalp.

General information


Village – Burglauenen – Bussalp – Spitzen – Bachalpsee – Waldspitz – Bort – Moos – Steinacher - village

Safety Guidelines
  • Danger of overflowing waterways, landslides in heavy rainfall
  • Snow patches in spring
  • 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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