The hike begins with a breathtaking ride on the steepest open funicular in Europe. After the ascent the hike around the Gelmersee begins. Along the lake, original streams and huge rock slabs invite you to linger. After circumnavigating the lake, the hike continues to Kunzentännlein. To get back to the starting point you follow the old mule track.
Gelmerbahn (Handegg) - Lake Gelmer - Chüenzentennlen - Handegg Stäfelti - Säumerstein - Widmannshöhe - Handegg
Extend the hike and experience the hospitality of the Gelmerhütte.
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.
There are uncovered parking spaces on the Grimsel Pass.
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.
This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG
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