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Schynige Platte - Männdlenen - Faulhorn - First

  • Medium
  • Distance15.96km
  • Duration6h 0m
  • Ascent832m
  • Descent698m
Incomparable walk at an altitude above the tree line. The snow-capped Alpine peaks form a wonderful contrast with the green valleys of the Lütschine and Aare rivers. Also worth mentioning are the...

Schynige Platte - Männdlenen - Faulhorn - First

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

Incomparable walk at an altitude above the tree line. The snow-capped Alpine peaks form a wonderful contrast with the green valleys of the Lütschine and Aare rivers. Also worth mentioning are the Alpine Gardens on the Schynige Platte with over 500 local varieties of Alpine flowers, the two-hour panoramic loop trail affording fabulous views down to the lakes Brienz and Thun, the Alpine lakes Sägistal and Bachalp which are so different in their nature, at 170 years Europe's oldest mountain hotel Faulhorn, and finally also the overwhelming views of Grindelwald's mountains from First. Entirely natural footpath, partly in rock and over scree.

Turn-by-turn directions

Schynige Platte - Oberberg - Louchera - Güwtürli - Egg - Männdlenen - Faulhorn - Bachsee - First

Start

Schynige Platte, summit station

Destination

First, summit station

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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