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Grindelwald Trail 22

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald sports centre
  • destination: Grindelwald sports centre
  • medium
  • 24,72 km
  • 4 hours 56 minutes
  • 1354 m
  • 1772 m
  • 952 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 60 / 100

best season

This trail route at the foot of the Eiger gives an impressive view into the glacial world of Grindelwald.

rom Grindelwald village, the route leads first to Marmorbruch above the famous Gletscherschlucht, offering great views down-valley and up to the fascinating glacier world close by. Since the glacial ice which once filled the gorge receded, the impressive rock formations in the 300m high walls of the Gletscherschlucht are now accessible to view through a series of tunnels and rock galleries above the roaring of the Lütschine river, making it still very much one of nature’s spectacles. A short climb from here delivers you onto the eastern edge of the Eiger, providing fabulous views cross-valley to the Faulhorn and Schwarzhorn peaks. The undulating trail leads finally to Alpiglen where you can opt to take the train down, or make the worthwhile trip to Brandegg to enjoy the best apple fritters in the world! Energy restored, the trail or train return to Grindelwald from here.

General information

Directions

Village – Kirche – Halten – Marmorbruch – Bonera – Alpiglen – Brandegg – Blattmad – Aspen - village

Safety Guidelines
  • Danger of overflowing waterways in heavy rainfall
  • Mind snow patches in spring
  • Caution advised on the ladder at Bonera
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

Weather

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