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"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

Directions

First - Schilt - Grosse Scheidegg

Safety Guidelines
Equipment
  •  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
Tip

Take a break at the Grosse Scheidegg mountain restaurant.

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

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

Pavings

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

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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