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Pfingstegg - Bäregg

  • Medium
  • Distance2.61km
  • Duration1h 30m
  • Ascent340m
  • Descent82m
The hike from Pfingstegg to Bäregg is not only scenic but also educational. At seven locations you will learn how the spectacular rockfall on the Eiger occurred, why the resulting glacial lake is a...

Pfingstegg - Bäregg

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 hike from Pfingstegg to Bäregg is not only scenic but also educational. At seven locations you will learn how the spectacular rockfall on the Eiger occurred, why the resulting glacial lake is a danger and how the picture of a mountain hut on the precipice became a symbol for the possibly dramatic consequences of climate change in Europe. The trail winds leisurely from Pfingstegg across open meadows and through coniferous forest towards the glacier. As soon as the forest is left, the steep ascent to the hut begins. In the background, the snow-covered peaks of the Fiescherhörner can be seen. The trail becomes narrower and winds up curve by curve. Down in the valley on the right are the remains of the Lower Grindelwald Glacier. If you look closely you can see pieces of ice and the glacial lake.

Turn-by-turn directions

Pfingstegg - Bäregg

Start

Pfingstegg summit station

Destination

Berghaus Bäregg

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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