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Männlichen - Kleine Scheidegg

Short facts

  • start: Bergstation Männlichen (2225 m ü. M.)
  • destination: Bahnhof Kleine Scheidegg (2061 m ü. M.)
  • medium
  • 6,00 km
  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • 224 m
  • 2224 m
  • 1866 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

More than 1,000 meters above your daily grind. The hike leads high above Grindelwald and Wengen from the Männlichen to the Kleine Scheidegg.

Probably the most beautiful winter hike in Europe starts at the Männlichen guest house at over 2,000 metres above sea level. The view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau already upon arrival is truly thrilling. Hikers and sledgers share the same path for the first few metres. At the foot of the Tschuggen, the winter hiking trail meanders over snow-covered fields and through fragrant pine forests towards the Kleine Scheidegg. Constant companion on the tour: the mighty and fascinating Eiger North Face.

The trail is maintained daily and marked with the official winter hiking trail signposts.

General information

Directions

Bergstation Männlichen - Gummi - Bustiglen - Kleine Scheidegg

Safety Guidelines
  • After a snowfall, the ground can be softer and more difficult to walk on.
Equipment
  • The sun’s rays are more intense in the mountains. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen with a high protection factor, a hat and sunglasses with UV protection.
  • We recommend bringing warm clothing and rain gear even in summer and in good weather in winter. We recommend layering your clothing.
  • Charged mobile phone
  • First-aid kit
  • Winter shoes with non-slip sole
  • Drinks and snacks
  • If available: hiking sticks
Tip

After arrival on the Kleine Scheidegg, continue hiking or sledging towards Alpiglen and Brandegg. Both towns have train stations and places to eat.

Getting there

Car: 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.

Journey to Grindelwald 

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.

Ticket purchase Jungfrau Region 

Timetable and ticket purchase SBB 

Maps
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