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Unesco Theme Trail: Alpiglen - Boneren - Gletscherschlucht No. 25 & U4

Beautiful path back to Grindelwald

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

The UNESCO theme trails are digitally accessible via smarTrails (only in german). All you need is this link and an internet-enabled smartphone. Alternatively, you can also book guided tours here

The hike starts at Alpiglen station. Follow the path in the direction of the Eiger Trail and then turn left towards the Gletscherschlucht gorge. The view from the top affords a beautiful view of Grindelwald and the opposite mountain range with the Schwarzhorn and Faulhorn. The trail then leads back through the forest to the glacier gorge.

Difficulty
Moderate
Distance
6.68km
Duration
2 hours, 49 minutes
Ascent
190 vm
Descent
791 vm
Starting Point
Alpiglen
Ending Point
Gletscherschlucht
Top pointToPoint With refreshment stops

Details

Difficulty
Moderate
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1772m1014m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

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

Alpiglen

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.600283 N 8.002125 E

Ending Point

Gletscherschlucht

Step by Step Directions

Aliglen - Boneren - Gletscherschlucht

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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