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Lauterbrunnen - Isenfluh - Saustal - Grütschalp

Short facts

  • start: Lauterbrunnen, Wengernalp railway station
  • destination: Grütschalp, Bergstation Mürrenbahn
  • difficult
  • 12,25 km
  • 5 hours 2 minutes
  • 1245 m
  • 1872 m
  • 801 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 80 / 100

best season

The good level of fitness required to complete this hike is rewarded with a wonderful nature experience. Follow the signs on the alp trail until you reach the small village of Isenfluh. From here, the trail leads over sunny Alpine meadows and through a ruggedly picturesque mountain forest. A narrow mountain trail continues through a moderately exposed field of scree to the huts at Sausläger (please note - this trail is suitable for surefooted hikers only). Romantic Saustal Valley; Further on, the trail crosses the Sausbach, a stream winding its stately way through the pristine alp floor. The wide, shingle-carpeted riverbed is ideal for playing in and damming and the Saustal Valley opens up a variety of views and perspectives of the snow-capped icons of the Bernese Alps. An easy ascent leads you to the junction at Sausläger, from where you can hike to the tiny yet idyllic Lake Röschwaldsee. Through the trees you can catch stunning glimpses of Schynige Platte and Isenfluh. A varied, undulating trail follows the slope, leading after a short while into the forest and from there into the valley and the descent to Grütschalp station.

Note(s)
Mountain hiking trail with some slightly exposed sections.
Normal hiking gear, hiking boots with good soles.
Beginning of May to end of October.

See also
Rail Info Interlaken
Jungfraubahnen
Höheweg 37
CH-3800 Interlaken
Telefon: +41 (0)33 828 72 33
Fax: +41 (0)33 828 72 60
E-Mail: [email protected]
Internet: www.jungfrau.ch/rail-info

General information

Directions

Lauterbrunnen - Isenfluh - Saustal - Grütschalp

Safety Guidelines

Bergwanderweg mit einzelnen leicht ausgesetzten Passagen. Nur für trittsichere Wanderer geeignet.

Equipment

Normale Wanderausrüstung, Wanderschuhe mit griffiger Sohle.

Getting there

Via Bern oder Luzern nach Interlaken. Oder von Süden via Grimselpass (nur im Sommer) oder via Simplonpass und Lötschberg-Autoverlad nach Interlaken. Dann den Schildern nach Lauterbrunnen folgen.

Parking

Parkhaus Lauterbrunnen direkt am Bahnhof oder der ungedeckte Parkplatz bei der Kirche.

Public transit

Via Bern oder Luzern nach Interlaken-Ost. Umsteigen auf die Berner Oberland-Bahn nach Lauterbrunnen.

Additional Information

Wanderung 53

(in der gedruckten Sommer Panoramakarte der Jungfraubahnen)

Weather

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