Lake Bachalpsee

Current status:

He painted the Jungfrau and the Schynige Platte, but Ferdinand Hodler never committed Lake Bachalpsee to canvas. The glacial water reflecting the Schreckhorn in the calm air would have been entirely in keeping with the taste of the well-known symbolist. Many others discovered the beauty of the "blue jewel". Lake Bachalpsee travels around the world as a postcard. However: no photo are able capture the radiance of the lake. You need to go there and see it for yourself. That doesn't require much effort. Lake Bachalpsee can be reached from First on foot in less than an hour.

Seasonal data

Summer
From June to October (depending on snow conditions)
50 minutes walk from First top station
Winter
24.11.2018 - 31.03.2019
50 minutes walk from First top station
Firstbahn AG Dorfstrasse 187
3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 828 72 33
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km
h
  • 1 First - Bachalpsee - First

    • Easy
    • The path has been cleared by the authorities for use.
    • Distance 6km
    • Duration 2h 0m
    • Ascent 155m
    • Descent 155m
    This hike leads over a broad, well-developed path past the flowering alpine meadows to the Bachalpsee. At the start of the hike, there is a short but steep ascent to the Gummihütte that must be...
    Details
  • 4 First - Bachalpsee - Waldspitz - Bort

    • Medium
    • The path has been cleared by the authorities for use.
    • Distance 8km
    • Duration 2h 30m
    • Ascent 156m
    • Descent 757m
    • The path has has some restaurants.
    You can get from Grindelwald to First with the First Aerial Cableway. During the ride in the gondola, hikers can enjoy a unique view of the Grindelwald Glacier and the Eiger North Face on the...
    Details
  • 5 First-Bachalpsee-Hiendertellti-Grosse Scheidegg

    • Medium
    • Distance 13.2km
    • Duration 5h 0m
    • Ascent 778m
    • Descent 980m
    This hike through a secluded, wild, romantic high valley is the ideal tour for seasoned climbers with stamina. At the start of the hike, there is a short but steep ascent to the Gummihütte that must...
    Details
  • 62 Schynige Platte - Faulhorn - First

    • Medium
    • Distance 15.97km
    • Duration 6h 0m
    • Ascent 905m
    • Descent 722m
    This fantastic day trip starts at the Schynige Platte summit station, leads past the mountain huts at Oberberg on its way to the western slope of the Loucherhorn. Continue over the Egg in a gentle...
    Details
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  • 1 First - Bachalpsee - First

    • Easy
    • The path has been cleared by the authorities for use.
    • Distance 6km
    • Duration 2h 0m
    • Ascent 155m
    • Descent 155m
    This hike leads over a broad, well-developed path past the flowering alpine meadows to the Bachalpsee. At the start of the hike, there is a short but steep ascent to the Gummihütte that must be...
    Details
  • 4 First - Bachalpsee - Waldspitz - Bort

    • Medium
    • The path has been cleared by the authorities for use.
    • Distance 8km
    • Duration 2h 30m
    • Ascent 156m
    • Descent 757m
    • The path has has some restaurants.
    You can get from Grindelwald to First with the First Aerial Cableway. During the ride in the gondola, hikers can enjoy a unique view of the Grindelwald Glacier and the Eiger North Face on the...
    Details
  • 5 First-Bachalpsee-Hiendertellti-Grosse Scheidegg

    • Medium
    • Distance 13.2km
    • Duration 5h 0m
    • Ascent 778m
    • Descent 980m
    This hike through a secluded, wild, romantic high valley is the ideal tour for seasoned climbers with stamina. At the start of the hike, there is a short but steep ascent to the Gummihütte that must...
    Details
  • 62 Schynige Platte - Faulhorn - First

    • Medium
    • Distance 15.97km
    • Duration 6h 0m
    • Ascent 905m
    • Descent 722m
    This fantastic day trip starts at the Schynige Platte summit station, leads past the mountain huts at Oberberg on its way to the western slope of the Loucherhorn. Continue over the Egg in a gentle...
    Details

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