Grindelwald-First

Top of Adventure

You gently float up to First in the security of the gondola. But then it gets airy: On the two Flying Fox version, First Flieger and First Glider, at up to 80 km per hour, on the suspension bridge of the First Cliff Walk or on the agile Mountain Carts or Trottibike scooters with the wind in your hair. You simply cannot plan adventure. You find one. On First that is a certainty.

Prices and tickets

  • Ticket First Railway
    From CHF 32

    Ticket First Railway

    Take a seat in the aerial gondola and let it take you up the local mountain of the famous mountain village of Grindelwald.
    • 18/12/21 - 23/10/22
  • Adventure Package
    From CHF 50

    Adventure Package

    Whether First Flyer, First Glider, Mountain Cart or Trottibike – the Adventure Package is the choice for you! Choose the desired number of rides and then decide your favourite on the mountain. The aerial gondola can be used for unlimited trips.
    • 15/04/22 - 23/10/22
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Getting to Grindelwald–First

With the Bernese Oberland Railway or by car to Grindelwald. With the First Railway from the valley station in the upper village centre in three sections to Grindelwald-First. Travel time from Grindelwald: approximately 25 minutes.

Operating dates
26.05.22 - 01.07.22:
Ascent 09.00 - 17.00 h | Descent 09.00 - 17.30 h
02.07.22 - 21.08.22:
Ascent 08.00 - 17.30 h | Descent 08.00 - 18.00 h
22.08.22 - 23.10.22:
Ascent 09.00 - 17.00 h | Descent 09.00 - 17.30 h
24.10.22 - 16.12.22:
Maintenance work

Summer highlights

  • Fly like an eagle

    Fly like an eagle

    The First Glider is an eagle that lets up to four passengers soar through the mountain landscape at high speed. First it is pulled up backwards from Schreckfeld to First at a speed of 72 km/h. The return journey reaches speeds of 83 km/h.
    • 2,166 m – 1,956 m
    • Time required ~ 15 minutes
    • In winter too!
  • Through the air at 84 km/h

    Through the air at 84 km/h

    The First Flyer is a Flying Fox variant that guarantees boundless freedom and high speeds. Perfectly secured, up to four people whiz along the 800 metre long steel cable from First to Schreckfeld at a top speed of 84 kilometres per hour.
    • 2,166 – 1,956 m
    • Time required ~ 10 minutes
    • In winter too!
  • Fun sport on fast wheels

    Fun sport on fast wheels

    The fun First Mountain Cart thunders safely down the mountain and is also suitable for children. Its technical design ensures that you can get safely from Schreckfeld to Bort on the 3 km long natural road.
  • Downhill with the trottibike

    Downhill with the trottibike

    The trottibike scooter is the fourth highlight in the Grindelwald First Adventure Package. On a cross between a scooter and bike, you will speed from Bort to Grindelwald, past flower meadows and farmhouses. Mini-trottibikes are available for younger guests.
  • Thrills and breathtaking views

    Thrills and breathtaking views

    First Cliff Walk by Tissot is a circular trail at dizzying heights at the First mountain station. A suspension bridge leads along the rock face of the First peak to a viewing platform that juts 45 metres out into the void and offers a view of the unique backdrop of the snow-covered 4,000-metre peaks.
  • In one hour to the world-famous Lake Bachalpsee

    In one hour to the world-famous Lake Bachalpsee

    It’s not hard to discover the beauty of Lake Bachalpsee: a well-maintained hiking trail leads to the “blue jewel” of the Alps in less than an hour. The start and end point is the First mountain station.
  • Alpine playground for the little ones

    Alpine playground for the little ones

    At the 700-square-metre Bort Alpine Playground, the little ones can experience the Alps through play: dam up a mountain stream, greet marmots and squirrels or balance on nets and ropes.
  • By bike to Grindelwald
    Biken Adventure Wetterhorn Schreckhorn Panorama Sommer

    By bike to Grindelwald

    On the bike tour from First to Grindelwald you get the full programme: panorama view, flowers and a variety of terrains. Good brakes are important. Because on the descent you cover around 1,100 metres in altitude.
  • Marmots for the whole family
    Grindelwald First Murmeltier Lehrpfad Kinder

    Marmots for the whole family

    On the marmot trail from First to Schilt, information boards tell exciting stories about the life of these cute alpine animals, and you can pose with the Munggi family at the photo wall. And when hunger strikes, the Oberläger barbecue area is just the thing.
  • First - Schynige Platte high altitude hike in a class of its own
    Faulhorn Panorama Sonnenuntergang Sommer Berghotel

    First - Schynige Platte high altitude hike in a class of its own

    One of the most beautiful high-altitude hikes in Switzerland leads from Grindelwald First to Schynige Platte. The scenic tour leads in around 6 hours past the Bachalpsee to the summit of the Faulhorn and over the Loucherhorn to the Schynige Platte.

Restaurants

  • The best spot for menus and views

    The best spot for menus and views

    With its wide selection of food and drink, the mountain inn is more than convenient for outdoor activists. The Berghaus surprises not only with Swiss classics and new creations but also with a fantastic view.

Fahrplan

Pure adventure and thrills!

First Cliff Walk by Tissot, First Flyer, First Glider, First Mountain Cart or Trottibike scooter | Grindelwald-First - Top of Adventure

Stories from Grindelwald–First

Interesting to know...

  • Spectacular picnic area in the Bernese Oberland: Lake Bachalpsee.

  • First Fun Package: Multipack action high above Grindelwald.

  • Round trip on Grindelwald's quiet side. Around the Schwarzhorn.

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