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Grindelwald Trail 2

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald sports centre
  • destination: Grindelwald sports centre
  • easy
  • 9,53 km
  • 1 hour 52 minutes
  • 428 m
  • 1350 m
  • 986 m
  • 40 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

A nice beginner-level or short training session route, with views of the Wetterhorn.

This 9.6km trail gains 505m altitude and leads out from Grindelwald towards Obere Gletscher at the foot of the Wetterhorn. The glacier has long since retreated from here, but the retired Wetterhorn lift - a relic of Switzerland's first passenger suspension cableway - is still on display. Part of the route runs through the ‘Vitaparcours’ outdoor fitness course in case you’re feeling up to the extra challenge, then returns to the village via Terrassenweg.

General information

Directions

Village – Kirche – Sulz – Milchbach – Ob. Gletscher – Terrassenweg – Bodmi - village

Safety Guidelines
  • Route section Sulz - Milchbach can be slippery in wet weather
Equipment
  • First Aid Kit
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (always carry waterproofs)
  • Drink/food provisions
  • Mobile phone
Tip
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.

Maps
  • Trail Running map Grindelwald
Additional Information

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