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


Hotel Wetterhorn - Weidli - Ischboden - Hotel Wetterhorn

Safety Guidelines
  • Snowshoes
  • Telescopic poles
  • Maps
  • Sun cream & lip protection
  • Snacks & drinks
  • If available: altimeter, compass
  • 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

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.


In the village of Grindelwald there are two public car parks with covered spaces to choose from: Parkhaus Eiger+ (252 parking spaces) and Parkhaus Sportzentrum (160 parking spaces). These cannot be reserved in advance. Further uncovered parking spaces are available throughout the village. There is also the parking area at Grindelwald Grund. There is also a public car park on the upper glacier at the Hotel Wetterhorn. Be careful when there is a lot of snow, only accessible with snow chains or 4x4.

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


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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