Kleine Scheidegg - Alpiglen (Nr. 64)

Short facts

  • start: Kleine Scheidegg
  • destination: Alpiglen
  • easy
  • 7,68 km
  • 2 hours 10 minutes
  • 4 m
  • 2061 m
  • 1336 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

The Eiger North Face within reach.

It’s an easy train ride from Grindelwald or via Lauterbrunnen-Wengen to the mountain railway station on Kleine Scheidegg. The spectacular view of the Eiger North Face will take your breath away on arrival. 

Follow the purple trailmarkers along the winter hiking trail down into the valley through Arvengarten, Mettla, to the Alpiglen mountain inn and enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of the Grindelwald Valley. The mountain inn is the ideal place to re-energise with a cup of coffee and a piece of delicious cake. It is a comfortable train trip from Alpiglen back to the valley or you can make the descent on foot.

General information


Kleine Scheidegg – Arvengarten – Mettla - Alpiglen

Safety Guidelines

After a snowfall, the ground can be softer and more difficult to walk on.

  •  The sun’s rays are more intense in the mountains. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen with a high protection factor, a hat and sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Charged mobile phone
  • First-aid kit
  • Winter shoes with non-slip sole
  • Drinks and snacks
  • If available: hiking sticks

Treat yourself to a short break and stay overnight in one of the cosy rooms of the Berghaus Alpiglen at 1,615 m above sea level.

Getting there

Car: 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


  • Unknown (64%)
  • Hiking Trail (18%)
  • Asphalt Coating (11%)
  • Street (7%)


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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