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Männlichen - Männlichengipfel (Royal Walk)

Short facts

  • start: Bergstation Männlichen (2225 m ü. M.)
  • destination: Männlichen, Berggipfel (2342 m ü. M)
  • medium
  • 0,89 km
  • 23 minutes
  • 122 m
  • 2341 m
  • 2221 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

The Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau rise up majestically: the summit of the Männlichen offers a view of the world-famous trio fit for a king. But a king has a hard road to travel before he can enjoy his triumph. For hikers, the Männlichen is no different.

The starting point is easily accessible by gondola from Grindelwald Grund. The hike starts on the Männlichen and takes about 40 minutes to reach the Männlichen summit. The breathtaking panoramic view makes you forget all the exertions of the ascent. The view from the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau over the Breithorn to Lake Thun and the Wetterhorn guarantees a unique and unforgettable experience.

General information

Directions

Bergstation Männlichen – Gipfel – Bergstation Männlichen

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

The Männlichen can be reached via Wengen or Grindelwald. We recommend a loop if you want to discover both sides of the valley.

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.

 

You can also travel via Lauterbrunnen and Wengen.

 

Parking

The valley station of the Männlichenbahn has more than 700 parking spaces.

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

Karte Jungfrau Ski Region Grindelwald-Wengen 

Swisstopo Landeskarte 1229 Grindelwald 1:25'000

Additional Information

Pavings

  • Asphalt Coating (24%)
  • Unknown (20%)
  • Hiking Trail (52%)
  • Path (5%)

Weather

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