Pfingstegg - Schreckhornhütte - Pfingstegg No. 28

Short facts

  • start: Pfingstegg
  • destination: Pfingstegg
  • difficult
  • 16,40 km
  • 8 hours 42 minutes
  • 1318 m
  • 2530 m
  • 1369 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 100 / 100

best season

Ascent to the Schreckhorn Hut along the Lower Grindelwald Glacier

The hut trail to the Schreckhornhütte is varied and scenically unique. Wire ropes secure the most difficult parts. The path can be dangerous during heavy rainfall. The streams can swell up quickly. The trail starts at Pfingstegg. From the village you can take the gondola up to Pfingstegg. On the way up, you pass the Bäregg guesthouse. This is at 1772 m. Up to the Bäregg Berghaus it is a mountain hiking trail. From Bäregg the path is marked white-blue-white: This is an alpine hiking trail. Part of the trail leads over artificial steps and chains.

Caution: only for sure-footed and vertigo-free hikers.

General information


Pfingstegg - Bäregg - Schreckhornhütte - Bäregg - Pfingstegg

Safety Guidelines
  • Caution: only for sure-footed and giddy hikers.
  • The trail is dangerous during heavy rainfall: the streams can swell up quickly.
  • Hiking Check


  • 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

Split the route into two days and spend the night at the Schreckhornhütte or on the Bäregg.

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. 


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


  • Hiking Trail (1%)
  • Path (91%)
  • Unknown (8%)


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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