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Wetterhorn Trail Nr. 1

Short facts

  • start: Hotel Wetterhorn, Grindelwald
  • destination: Hotel Wetterhorn, Grindelwald
  • easy
  • 1,79 km
  • 45 minutes
  • 114 m
  • 1343 m
  • 1229 m
  • 40 / 100
  • 10 / 100

best season

At the foot of the Wetterhorn

The circuit starts at the Hotel Wetterhorn. Between the hotel and the small kiosk, the trail runs across snow-covered fields towards Weidli. After just a few minutes, a fantastic view opens up into the winter sports area of Grindelwald - First and to Grosse Scheidegg. At Weidli, the trail branches off to the east (right). With a view of the north face of the Wetterhorn and the east side of the Eiger, the trail leads back to the starting point. This trail is suitable for beginners. The route is marked.

General information

Directions

Hotel Wetterhorn - Weidli - Ischboden - Hotel Wetterhorn

Safety Guidelines
Equipment
  • Snowshoes
  • Telescopic poles
  • Maps
  • Sun cream & lip protection
  • Snacks & drinks
  • If available: altimeter, compass
Tip
  • Start the tour in the late afternoon and enjoy fondue at the Hotel Wetterhorn in the evening.
  • There is a free winter sports map at the tourist office, where the snowshoe tours are included.
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.

Maps
Additional Information

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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