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Wetterhorn Trail Nr. 2

At the foot of the Wetterhorn far from the crowds of winter sports enthusiasts

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

Untouched landscapes, snow-covered forests and views of imposing mountain ranges – this is how you imagine a snowshoe tour. The circuit starts at the hotel of the same name. To the left of the small kiosk, the trail goes through snow-covered fields towards Weidli. After just a few minutes, a fantastic view opens up over the Grindelwald-First winter sports area, the Schynige Platte and the Grosse Scheidegg. The trail meanders over snow-covered fields to the Ischboden hut. If you’re lucky, the hut is open and you can have a short rest with coffee and cake. With a view of the Eiger, the trail returns to the starting point.

The tour is marked with official signposts and is suitable for beginners.

Difficulty
Easy
Distance
3.24km
Duration
1 hour, 25 minutes
Ascent
89 vm
Descent
88 vm
Starting Point
Hotel Wetterhorn, Grindelwald
Ending Point
Hotel Wetterhorn, Grindelwald
Top public transport friendly Scenic Loop With refreshment stops clearArea forest

Details

Difficulty
Easy
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1318m1229m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

Start the tour in the late afternoon and enjoy a fondue at Hotel Wetterhorn in the evening.

Equipment

  • Snowshoes
  • Telescopic poles
  • Maps
  • Sun cream & lip protection
  • Snacks & drinks
  • If available: altimeter, compass

Safety Guidelines

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Hotel Wetterhorn, Grindelwald

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.632115 N 8.071018 E

Ending Point

Hotel Wetterhorn, Grindelwald

Step by Step Directions

Hotel Wetterhorn - Gletschersand - Ischboden - Weidli - Hotel Wetterhorn

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.

The public car park Oberer Gletscher is located opposite the Hotel Wetterhorn.

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

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