«Romantic Trail» Männlichen - Alpiglen No. 35

Short facts

  • start: Männlichen
  • destination: Alpiglen
  • medium
  • 7,35 km
  • 2 hours
  • 2224 m
  • 1616 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

High altitude hike for all nature lovers

The gondola lift takes you up to Männlichen, from where the Romantic Trail starts. Ascending and descending the path winds its way over wild and romantic mountain pastures with anemones, troll flowers, gentians, alpine roses and cotton grass. At the southernmost point of the Männlichen Plateau, the Romantic Trail branches off towards the Teufenschlucht. Having reached Alp Gummi, the trail continues to Alp Bustiglen and past the Arvengarten to Alpiglen. Those who have hiked enough take the Wengerenalpbahn back down to Grindelwald.

The Romantic Trail can also be started on Alpiglen, with the destination Männlichen.


General information


Bergstation Männlichen - Arvengarten - Alpiglen

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

There is a place to stop for refreshments on Männlichen, as well as on Alpiglen.

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


  • Unknown (5%)
  • Hiking Trail (57%)
  • Crushed Rock (35%)
  • Path (3%)


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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