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Männlichen - Kleine Scheidegg (Nr. 63)

More than 1,000 meters above your daily grind. The hike leads high above Grindelwald and Wengen from the Männlichen to the Kleine Scheidegg.

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

Probably the most beautiful winter hike in Europe starts at the Männlichen guest house at over 2,000 metres above sea level. The view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau already upon arrival is truly thrilling. Hikers and sledgers share the same path for the first few metres. At the foot of the Tschuggen, the winter hiking trail meanders over snow-covered fields and through fragrant pine forests towards the Kleine Scheidegg. Constant companion on the tour: the mighty and fascinating Eiger North Face.

Difficulty
Medium
Distance
6km
Duration
2 hours, 45 minutes
Ascent
224 vm
Descent
390 vm
Starting Point
Bergstation Männlichen (2225 m ü. M.)
Ending Point
Bahnhof Kleine Scheidegg (2061 m ü. M.)
Top public transport friendly Scenic Tour route With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent groomedSnowSurface

Details

Difficulty
Medium
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2224m1866m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

After arrival on the Kleine Scheidegg, continue hiking or sledging towards Alpiglen and Brandegg. Both towns have train stations and places to eat.

Equipment

  • The sun’s rays are more intense in the mountains. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen with a high protection factor, a hat and sunglasses with UV protection.
  • We recommend bringing warm clothing and rain gear even in summer and in good weather in winter. We recommend layering your clothing.
  • Charged mobile phone
  • First-aid kit
  • Winter shoes with non-slip sole
  • Drinks and snacks
  • If available: hiking sticks

Safety Guidelines

  • After a snowfall, the ground can be softer and more difficult to walk on.

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Bergstation Männlichen (2225 m ü. M.)

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.61336 N 7.9422 E

Ending Point

Bahnhof Kleine Scheidegg (2061 m ü. M.)

Step by Step Directions

Bergstation Männlichen - Gummi - Bustiglen - Kleine Scheidegg

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

Car: 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.

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Männlichen - Kleine Scheidegg
Männlichen - Kleine Scheidegg
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Männlichen - Kleine Scheidegg

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

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