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Pfingstegg - Glacier Gorge

Short facts

  • start: Pfingstegg, Mountain station
  • destination: Glacier Gorge
  • easy
  • 2,34 km
  • 1 hour
  • 89 m
  • 1402 m
  • 1004 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

Pfingstegg - the alp at 1386 m above sea level

The cable car takes you to Pfingstegg (1386 m above sea level) in just a few minutes. From up here you can enjoy a wonderful view of Grindelwald and the surrounding mountains.

Several paths lead from Pfingstegg back into the valley, one of which leads you past the marble quarry and ends in the glacier gorge. You hike up and down in a gentle southerly direction to Wysseflüo, from there the path winds steeply downhill past the restaurant Marmorbruch, the former quarry site of Grindelwald marble and on to the glacier gorge. A visit to this impressive work of art in nature is well worthwhile! From the glacier gorge you can hike back to the village or take the bus, the bus stop is directly at the entrance to the glacier gorge.

 

General information

Directions

Pfingstegg - Wysseflüö - Marble quarry - Glacier Gorge

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

On the Pingstegg there is a toboggan run and fly-line -fun for the whole family!

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.

Parking

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.

Additional Information

Pavings

  • Unknown (51%)
  • Path (48%)
  • Hiking Trail (1%)

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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