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Gleckstein hut

  • Hard
  • Distance4.42km
  • Duration2h 45m
  • Ascent848m
  • Descent76m
Ascent from bus stop «Abzweigung Gleckstein» Many paths lead to Rome; almost as many lead to the Gleckstein hut. The shortest variant starts at the bus stop "Abzweig Gleckstein". At the beginning...

Gleckstein hut

Character

Difficulty on the alpine hiking scale: T3 The mountain train should never be accessed in the event of heavy rain fall and thunderstorms! We reccomend families with children under the age of 10, to secure them with a rope  

Equipment

hiking daypack (approx. 20 liters) with rain cover comfortable and sturdy footwear adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers sun and rain protection snacks and drinking water first aid kit penknife mobile phone if necesessary: telescope sticks, headlight, maps


Description

Ascent from bus stop «Abzweigung Gleckstein» Many paths lead to Rome; almost as many lead to the Gleckstein hut. The shortest variant starts at the bus stop "Abzweig Gleckstein". At the beginning the path meanders leisurely upwards. Soon the gradient increases and the mountain path becomes more exposed. Good surefootedness is a basic requirement here. In narrow places wire ropes provide the necessary safety. At the Engi it is worth a first break. Just below is the old top station of the planned cable car up the Wetterhorn. This is now only used as a shelter for ibexes. After the flat descent, the path starts to rise again from the "Wyssbach" shower. Rocky areas with grassy sections alternate constantly. Before the last key passage, the gallery, a short photo stop pays off. The last meters to the hut wind their way over open terrain to the finish.

Turn-by-turn directions

Bus stop "Abzweig Gleckstein" - Engi - Lorihittli - Scheenbiel - Gleckstein hut

Start

Grindelwald, bus stop "Abzweig Gleckstein"

Destination

Gleckstein hut

Getting There

Public transport

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. Ticket purchase Jungfrau Region Timetable and ticket purchase SBB Arrival by train video Jungfrau Region

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.

Tips, hints and links

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