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Gleckstein hut

Varied mountain hiking trail with fantastic views over the Grindelwald valley

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH- 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12
grindelwald.swiss
info@grindelwald.swiss

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.



Difficulty
Difficulty
Distance
4.42km
Duration
2 hours, 45 minutes
Ascent
848 vm
Descent
76 vm
Starting Point
Grindelwald, bus stop "Abzweig Gleckstein"
Ending Point
Gleckstein hut
Top public transport friendly Scenic Tour route With refreshment stops

Details

Difficulty
Difficulty
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2317m1539m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

In the evening you can watch the ibexes on the hut terrace.

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

Safety Guidelines

  • 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

 

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Grindelwald, bus stop "Abzweig Gleckstein"

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.643612 N 8.087934 E

Ending Point

Gleckstein hut

Step by Step Directions

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

Getting there

There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.

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.

Glecksteinhuette
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Glecksteinhuette

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH- 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12
grindelwald.swiss
info@grindelwald.swiss

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