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Pfingstegg - Glacier Gorge

Pfingstegg - the alp at 1386 m above sea level

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

The cable car takes you to Pfingstegg (1386 m above sea level) in just a few minutes. From up here you can enjoy a wonderful view of Grindelwald and the surrounding mountains.

Several paths lead from Pfingstegg back into the valley, one of which leads you past the marble quarry and ends in the glacier gorge. You hike up and down in a gentle southerly direction to Wysseflüo, from there the path winds steeply downhill past the restaurant Marmorbruch, the former quarry site of Grindelwald marble and on to the glacier gorge. A visit to this impressive work of art in nature is well worthwhile! From the glacier gorge you can hike back to the village or take the bus, the bus stop is directly at the entrance to the glacier gorge.

 

Difficulty
Easy
Distance
2.34km
Duration
1 hour
Ascent
89 vm
Descent
465 vm
Starting Point
Pfingstegg, Mountain station
Ending Point
Glacier Gorge
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Details

Difficulty
Easy
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1402m1004m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

On the Pingstegg there is a toboggan run and fly-line -fun for the whole family!

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

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Pfingstegg, Mountain station

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.617319 N 8.056713 E

Ending Point

Glacier Gorge

Step by Step Directions

Pfingstegg - Wysseflüö - Marble quarry - Glacier Gorge

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.

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

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