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Grindelwald Trail 22

This trail route at the foot of the Eiger gives an impressive view into the glacial world of Grindelwald.

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

rom Grindelwald village, the route leads first to Marmorbruch above the famous Gletscherschlucht, offering great views down-valley and up to the fascinating glacier world close by. Since the glacial ice which once filled the gorge receded, the impressive rock formations in the 300m high walls of the Gletscherschlucht are now accessible to view through a series of tunnels and rock galleries above the roaring of the Lütschine river, making it still very much one of nature’s spectacles. A short climb from here delivers you onto the eastern edge of the Eiger, providing fabulous views cross-valley to the Faulhorn and Schwarzhorn peaks. The undulating trail leads finally to Alpiglen where you can opt to take the train down, or make the worthwhile trip to Brandegg to enjoy the best apple fritters in the world! Energy restored, the trail or train return to Grindelwald from here.

Difficulty
Medium
Distance
24.74km
Duration
4 hours, 55 minutes
Ascent
1365 vm
Descent
1361 vm
Starting Point
Grindelwald sports centre
Ending Point
Grindelwald sports centre
Top public transport friendly Scenic Loop With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details

Difficulty
Medium
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1772m952m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

Equipment

  • First Aid Kit
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (always carry waterproofs)
  • Drink/food provisions
  • Mobile phone

Safety Guidelines

  • Danger of overflowing waterways in heavy rainfall
  • Mind snow patches in spring
  • Caution advised on the ladder at Bonera

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Grindelwald sports centre

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.624161 N 8.035007 E

Ending Point

Grindelwald sports centre

Step by Step Directions

Village – Kirche – Halten – Marmorbruch – Bonera – Alpiglen – Brandegg – Blattmad – Aspen - village

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.

Bonera Trail Nr. 22
Grindelwald Trail 22
Grindelwald Trail 22
Bonera Trail Nr. 22
Bonera Trail Nr. 22
Grindelwald Trail 22

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

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