"Marmot nature trail" First - Grosse Scheidegg No. 17

Short facts

  • start: Bergstation First
  • destination: Grosse Scheidegg
  • medium
  • 7,04 km
  • 2 hours 5 minutes
  • 234 m
  • 2241 m
  • 1962 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

Learn more about the marmot.

The gondola lift takes you from Grindelwald up to the First, where the marmot nature trail begins. The gondola ride takes about 30 minutes. The trail is signposted with various information boards about the marmot. Once you arrive at the Grosse Scheidegg, you can take the bus back to the village.

General information


First - Schilt - Grosse Scheidegg

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

Take a break at the Grosse Scheidegg mountain restaurant.

Getting there

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.


Journey to Grindelwald

Arrival by car video Jungfrau Region


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.


Timetable and ticket purchase SBB

Arrival by train video Jungfrau Region

Additional Information


  • Hiking Trail (41%)
  • Path (56%)
  • Street (2%)


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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