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«Lake & Glacier Trail» First - Grosse Scheidegg

  • Medium
  • Distance14.05km
  • Duration5h 15m
  • Ascent758m
  • Descent964m
The 6-seater gondola cableway takes you to the First in the middle of a walker's paradise. From here the path ascends and descends gently up to the Bachsee. Grazing cow and the refelctions in the...

«Lake & Glacier Trail» First - Grosse Scheidegg

Character

hiking-check

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

The 6-seater gondola cableway takes you to the First in the middle of a walker's paradise. From here the path ascends and descends gently up to the Bachsee. Grazing cow and the refelctions in the lakes of the snow-capped giants of the Bernese Alps dominate the landscape. Leaving the lake past the refuge hut in a northerly direction you climb up towards the ridge. Soon you reach the path to Axalp, cross the ridge and turn off towards the east to Hiendertellti. Shortly afterwards you pass the Hagelsee, which remains still partly covered in snow well into the late summer. Following along the Hiendertelli with the Häxensee you reach the Wart with the Blau Gletscherli. You descend via the Blau Gletscherli to Wischbäch; Oberläger back to the ridge and, following this, back to the Grosse Scheidegg. From here a bus runs back to the village to Grindelwald.

Turn-by-turn directions

First - Bachsee - Hagelsee - Häxeseewli - Blau Gletscherli - Oberläger - Grosse Scheidegg

Start

First, summit station

Destination

Grosse Scheidegg

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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