Grindelwald - Unterer Lauchbühl - Grosse Scheidegg No. 21

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald center
  • destination: Grosse Scheidegg
  • medium
  • 8,29 km
  • 3 hours 22 minutes
  • 927 m
  • 1961 m
  • 1034 m
  • 40 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

At the top of the pass

This hike begins at the main railway station and continues along the village street to the church. After the Wüthrich bakery, follow the yellow signs in the direction of Oberer Gletscher (Upper Glacier). A leisurely ascent leads you past groups of houses in the direction of Hotel Wetterhorn. Experience one of the hike's first highlights at the Rangerbar, where, with a little luck, you might catch a glimpse of deer in the expansive enclosures. The paved road ends after a short ascent. Starting at the farmhouse on the right, the hike continues on a narrow hiking trail through forested sections, over summer meadows and glistening turquoise mountain streams. From the Wetterhorn Hotel, a lovely field path ascends through moorland meadows. Don't forget to turn back once in a while for a glimpse of the mighty Eiger North Face. From «7. Schürli», the trail leads through sparse woodlands to the «Unterer Lauchbühl» holiday hostel. The trail criss-crosses the pass road until you reach Grosse Scheidegg. Recharge your batteries at the Grosse Scheidegg mountain restaurant and soak up the magnificent views of the Grindelwald Glacier, Eiger and Mönch.

General information


Grindelwald - Unter Lauchbühl - Grosse Scheidegg

Safety Guidelines
  • 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

The Grosse Scheidegg is also a popular pass road for cyclists. It can be combined with a tour towards Haslital or along the shores of Lake Brienz and Lake Thun.

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.

Additional Information


  • Hiking Trail (34%)
  • Street (25%)
  • Asphalt Coating (14%)
  • Path (27%)


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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