Lake tour at the foot of Wildgärst No. 35

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald sports centre
  • destination: Grindelwald sports centre
  • difficult
  • 32,18 km
  • 7 hours 15 minutes
  • 2444 m
  • 2712 m
  • 1039 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 80 / 100

best season

Secluded trail route through an alpine landscape of lush meadows and small mountain lakes. Chamois can often be observed here.

Starting out on the E101/E51 route to Grosse Scheidegg, this trail is mostly quiet and secluded, which increases the chance of spotting Chamois in the wild. From Grosse Scheidegg the route passes through Oberläger Scheidegg and Wart and along a beautiful trail past the two small mountain lakes of Häxeseewli and Hagelseewli. For a short distance on this route, there is no mobile phone reception. Continuing to the picturesque Bachalpsee and a slight descent to Waldspitz, a tasty treat awaits on the inviting Berggasthaus sun terrace. A short ascent from here to First presents the option of taking the cableway to the village or making your way down on foot from here.

General information


Village – Gr. Scheidegg – Scheidegg Oberläger – Wart – Häxeseewli – Hagelseewli – Bachalpsee – Waldspitz – First - village

Safety Guidelines
  • Danger of overflowing streams in heavy rainfall
  • M snow patches in spring
  • Caution advised in thunderstorms
  • No mobile phone reception between Wart - Hagelseewli
  • 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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