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Uphilltrail Männlichen U2

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald Grund station
  • destination: Männlichen mountain station
  • medium
  • 9,38 km
  • 2 hours 29 minutes
  • 1284 m
  • 2224 m
  • 940 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

This route is the toughest climb in Grindelwald, gaining 1290m altitude over 9.2km.

An intense uphill trail which starts in Grindelwald Grund and heads up directly to the Männlichen ridge where a well-deserved rest can be enjoyed on the large sun terrace of the Bergrestaurant. A cableway ride from there brings you either back to Grund, or to Wengen. Car parking is plentiful in Grund, and regular buses and trains pass through en route to Grindelwald village centre.

General information

Directions

Grund - Männlichen

Safety Guidelines
  • No specific advice
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

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