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Apple Fritter Trail

Short facts

  • start: Holenstein (1612 m)
  • destination: Mountain restaurant Brandegg
  • easy
  • 4,59 km
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 76 m
  • 1619 m
  • 1333 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

With Barry and Hans on the Apple-fritter-trail. The two likeable ambassadors of Swissfruit have been conquering the hearts of the Swiss since 2009.

The Apple Fritter Trail combines learning with a fabulous landscape and therefore offers a great experience on Männlichen. The Fruit Nature Trail leads across lush meadows, flower-filled fields and secluded woods from Holenstein to Brandegg. At the 6 information boards along the way you can test and improve your knowledge of fruit. For example: did you know that the Swiss eat an average of about 20 kilograms of apples per person per year? On your way through the splendid scenery you'll naturally be walking towards the imposing backdrop of the Eiger, Schreckhorn and Wetterhorn mountains. The crowning, scrumptious conclusion to the Apple Fritter Trail though, awaits you at the Brandegg restaurant. This is where some of the world's best apple fritters are made. What could be nicer than to rest your weary legs on the sun terrace and succumb to sweet temptation?

General information

Directions

Holenstein - Blattmad - Vorsassi - Brandegg

Safety Guidelines
  • The path is only partly suitable for strollers.
Equipment
  • The solar radiation is increased in the mountains. Sunscreen with a high protection factor, a sun hat and sunglasses with UV protection should definitely be carried in your luggage.
  • Also in summer and when the «starting weather» is fine, warm clothing and a raincoat must be included. The layer principle with different layers of clothing is recommended.
  • Charged mobile phone
  • Pocket pharmacy
  • Beverages
Tip

The trail is ideal for families with children. On the descent, you master 373 metres of altitude difference.

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.

 

Parking

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.

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Additional Information

On the way there are two beautifully situated barbecue sites.

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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