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Marmot and flower trail no. 24

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald sports centre
  • destination: Grindelwald sports centre
  • medium
  • 26,06 km
  • 5 hours 26 minutes
  • 1508 m
  • 2277 m
  • 1039 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 60 / 100

best season

An impressive trail at the foot of the Wetterhorn, following sections of the Eiger Ultra Trail E101 and E51 routes.

The start of the trail follows the Eiger Ultra Trail E101 and E51 route until reaching Grosse Scheidegg, where the Murmeliweg undulates over Schilt and across to First. If you have time, the information boards provide insights into the trail’s furry namesake, the Marmots and their way of life, and with a little luck you’ll hear a whistle or catch a glimpse of them foraging. From First the trail continues to Bachalpsee, and via the Blumenweg with its lush flora and fauna round to the Barggasthaus at Waldspitz. A well-deserved refreshment break here on the sunny terrace will restore the energy levels enough to see the route through to its finish in the village.

General information

Directions

Village – Gr. Scheidegg – Bergstation Schilt – First – Bachalpsee – Waldspitz - Bort - village

Safety Guidelines
  • Danger of overflowing waterways in heavy rainfall periods
  • Snow patches in spring
Equipment
  • First Aid Kit
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (always carry waterproofs)
  • Drink/food provisions
  • Mobile phone
Tip
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.

 

Grindelwald

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.

Parking

Grindelwald

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

PUBLIC TRANSPORT 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.

 

Grindelwald

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

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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