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Mürren - Gimmeln - Schiltgrat

Short facts

  • start: Mürren, Schilthornbahn (1650 m ü. M.)
  • destination: Schiltgrat (2127 m ü. M.)
  • medium
  • 4,09 km
  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 486 m
  • 2119 m
  • 1638 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

Tour from Mürren up to the Schiltgrat with breathtaking views of the Jungfrau massif.

This medium-difficulty winter hiking trail starts at the station of the Schilthorn Cableway in the idyllic alpine village of Mürren. It gently ascends through the snow-covered forest to Gimmeln. The path winds past traditional wooden chalets towards the Schiltgrat. During the last break before plunging into the short but difficult final stretch to the destination of the Schiltgrat, revel in the magic of the mountain panorama with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau one last time.

 

The trail follows the Apollo sledging run. The Schiltgrat chairlift can be used for the ascent to the Schiltgrat, which takes hikers from Mürren (Schilthorn Cableway) to the Schiltgrat. The descent from the Schiltgrat to Mürren is then done on foot.

General information

Directions

Mürren - Gimmeln - Schiltalp - Schiltgrat

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 reward at the top for the physically demanding ascent is a typical «Schneeflöckli» (hot egg liqueur with cream) in the Schiltgrathüsi...

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 Lauterbrunnen 

 

Parking

Lauterbrunnen car park or or the uncovered parking lot at the Schilthorn cableway station in Stechelberg. A space at the Lauterbrunnen car park can be reserved online.

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.

The cable car brings guests to the Grütschalp. From here you continue by train to Mürren BLM.

Alternatively, the aerial cableway Stechelberg - Gimmelwald- Mürren to choose from.

Ticket purchase Jungfrau Region 

Timetable and ticket purchase SBB 

Additional Information

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