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Winter hiking trail First - Waldspitz- Bort (Nr. 51)

Short facts

  • start: Bergstation First (2168 m ü. M.)
  • destination: Bort (1530 m ü. M.)
  • medium
  • 8,70 km
  • 3 hours
  • 157 m
  • 2275 m
  • 1517 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

Three-hour tour through the sunny Grindelwald-First ski and hiking area.

Almost the entire length of the trail is visible from the «Cliff Walk» on First. Bort is just a snowball's throw from the observation terrace, but it takes a bit longer to walk. The trail initially climbs uphill with a view of the Grindelwald-First winter sports area, then winds its way past snow-covered huts and forests into the valley. If you get hungry or thirsty along the way, stop in for a pick-me-up at the Waldspitz. The massive rock faces of the Wetterhorn and Eiger are your constant companions along the entire trail.

General information

Directions

First - Waldspitz - Bort

Safety Guidelines
  • After a snowfall, the ground can be softer and more difficult to walk on.
Equipment
  • The sun’s rays are more intense in the mountains. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen with a high protection factor, a hat and sunglasses with UV protection.
  • We recommend bringing warm clothing and rain gear even in summer and in good weather in winter. We recommend layering your clothing.
  • Charged mobile phone
  • First-aid kit
  • Winter shoes with non-slip sole
  • Drinks and snacks
  • If available: hiking sticks
Tip

The route through the forest from Waldspitz to Bort is also fun by sledge or similar means of transport.

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

Swisstopo Landeskarte 1229 Grindelwald 1:25'000

Additional Information

Pavings

  • Asphalt Coating (4%)
  • Hiking Trail (80%)
  • Unknown (16%)

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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