Lauchbühl - Glecksteinhütte - Lauchbühl No. 77

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald, bus stop "Abzweig Gleckstein"
  • destination: Gleckstein hut
  • difficult
  • 9,23 km
  • 4 hours 40 minutes
  • 916 m
  • 2317 m
  • 1539 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

Varied mountain hiking trail with fantastic views over the Grindelwald valley

Ascent from bus stop «Abzweigung Gleckstein»

Many paths lead to Rome; almost as many lead to the Gleckstein hut. The shortest variant starts at the bus stop "Abzweig Gleckstein". At the beginning the path meanders leisurely upwards. Soon the gradient increases and the mountain path becomes more exposed. Good surefootedness is a basic requirement here. In narrow places wire ropes provide the necessary safety. At the Engi it is worth a first break. Just below is the old top station of the planned cable car up the Wetterhorn. This is now only used as a shelter for ibexes. After the flat descent, the path starts to rise again from the "Wyssbach" shower. Rocky areas with grassy sections alternate constantly. Before the last key passage, the gallery, a short photo stop pays off. The last meters to the hut wind their way over open terrain to the finish. You have to go back the same way as you came.

General information


Bus stop "Abzweig Gleckstein" – Engi – Bim Lorihittli – Scheenbiel - Glecksteinhütte - Bim Lorihittli - Engi - Abzweig Gleckstein

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

In the evening you can watch the ibexes on the hut terrace.

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


  • Asphalt Coating (2%)
  • Hiking Trail (11%)
  • Path (87%)


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG, Author: Martin Strahm

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