Grosse Scheidegg - First No. 6

Short facts

  • start: Grosse Scheidegg
  • destination: First, summit station
  • easy
  • 5,57 km
  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • 270 m
  • 2165 m
  • 1962 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

Along the entire path you can admire the splendid panorama of the ice-capped Bernese Alps as well as the varied Alpine flora.

The Grindelwald Bus takes you from Grindelwald to the Grosse Scheidegg, the watershed between the Grindelwald and Hasli valleys. From here an easy walk along the slightly undulating footpath takes you to First. Along the entire path you can admire the splendid panorama of the ice-capped Bernese Alps as well as the varied Alpine flora. The 6-seater gondola with its large panoramic windows takes you safely back down to Grindelwald.

General information


Grosse Scheidegg - Chiemattenhubla - Gratschärem - Schafläger - Chalberboden - Distelboden - First

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



Treat yourself to some fun and choose the action-packed alternative to the gondola ride down to Grindelwald. Take the First Flyer or the First Glider through the air to Schreckfeld. Once there, thunder off on the Frist Mountain Cart in the direction of Bort and continue by scooter bike to Grindelwald. 

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


  • Asphalt Coating (2%)
  • Hiking Trail (24%)
  • Crushed Rock (18%)
  • Path (55%)


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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