Zweilütschinen - Lauterbrunnen

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4.38 km long
Hiking Trail
  • 01:10 h
  • 146 m
  • 1 m
  • 652 m
  • 797 m
  • 145 m
  • 4.38 km
  • start: Zweilütschinen, railway station
  • destination: Lauterbrunnen, Bahnhof Berner Oberland-Bahn

Zweilütschinen, the starting point of this hike, is where the Schwarze and Weisse (Black and White) Lütschine Rivers merge. The two rivers display striking differences in colour, caused by the types of bed load and sediment they carry. The arm flowing from the Lauterbrunnen Valley shimmers pale; the arm flowing from the Grindelwald Valley is significantly darker. A well-maintained hiking trail leads from the railway station along the Lütschine to the remains of a furnace where iron-ore was smelted centuries ago. Along the Schwarze and Weisse Lütschinen rivers; The trail continues to Sandweidli. At Sandweidli, the municipality of Lauterbrunnen's lowest point at 728 metres above sea level you will come across a fish ladder. This belongs to one of the Jungfrau Region's first renaturation and networking projects, implemented to facilitate the fish population's natural migration. You reach Lauterbrunnen station after a comfortable ascent, accompanied on your way by the pleasant sound of the nearby Weisse Lütschine.

Info

Best season

suitable
depending on the weather

Directions

Zweilütschinen - Sandweidli - Lauterbrunnen

Equipment

Normal hiking gear.

Directions

Via Bern or Lucerne to Interlaken. Or from the south, via the Grimsel Pass (summer only) or the Simplon Pass and the Lötschberg car-transport train to Interlaken. Then follow the signs to Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen until Zweilütschinen.
Uncovered car park behind Wilderswil railway station.
Via Bern or Lucerne to Interlaken Ost. Change to the Bernese Oberland Railway to Zweilütschinen.

Additional information

Hike 54

(in the printed summer panoramic map of the Jungfrau Railways)

Safety guidelines

Easy hiking trail.

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Zweilütschinen - Lauterbrunnen
3815 Gündlischwand