Kleine Scheidegg - Fallboden «Pelzmantel» (Nr. 65)

Short facts

  • start: Kleine Scheidegg
  • destination: Kleine Scheidegg
  • easy
  • 1,77 km
  • 45 minutes
  • 93 m
  • 2154 m
  • 2061 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 10 / 100

best season

At the foot of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau

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 trail marked with purple trailmarkers, passing Hotel Bellevue. The trail climbs gently uphill until you reach the Fallbodensee, a man-made lake which serves as a reservoir for making artificial snow for the surrounding ski slopes in early winter.

Before you head back to the Kleine Scheidegg, stop in at the «Chilchli», which is directly on the edge of the lake. The «Chilchli» used to be a transformer station for the Jungfrau Railways and is today a protected historical landmark. It hosts an exhibition about the history of ascents over the Eiger North Face.

General information


Kleine Scheidegg - Fallboden - Kleine Scheidegg

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

After the circular hike, treat yourself to something delicious on the sun terrace of the mountain restaurant on Kleine Scheidegg.

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


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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