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«Apple Fritter Trail» Holenstein - Brandegg

With Barry and Hans on the «Apple Fritter Trail»

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

The Apple Fritter Trail combines learning with a fabulous landscape and therefore offers a great experience on Männlichen. The Fruit Nature Trail leads across lush meadows, flower-filled fields and secluded woods from Holenstein to Brandegg. At the 6 information boards along the way you can test and improve your knowledge of fruit. For example: did you know that the Swiss eat an average of about 20 kilograms of apples per person per year? On your way through the splendid scenery you'll naturally be walking towards the imposing backdrop of the Eiger, Schreckhorn and Wetterhorn mountains. The crowning, scrumptious conclusion to the Apple Fritter Trail though, awaits you at the Brandegg restaurant. This is where some of the world's best apple fritters are made. What could be nicer than to rest your weary legs on the sun terrace and succumb to sweet temptation?

Difficulty
Easy
Distance
4.59km
Duration
1 hour, 30 minutes
Ascent
76 vm
Descent
354 vm
Starting Point
Holenstein (1612 m)
Ending Point
Mountain restaurant Brandegg
Top public transport friendly Scenic Tour route With refreshment stops Family friendly Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details

Difficulty
Easy
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1619m1333m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

  • The trail is ideal for families with children. On the descent, you master 373 metres of altitude difference.
  • On the way there are two beautifully situated barbecue sites.

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

  • The path is only partly suitable for strollers
  • Hiking-check

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Holenstein (1612 m)

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.6212 N 7.97915 E

Ending Point

Mountain restaurant Brandegg

Step by Step Directions

Holenstein - Blattmad - Vorsassi - Brandegg

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.

Öpfelchüechliweg Männlichen
Öpfelchüechliweg Männlichen
Barry & Hans Apfelspot
Öpfelchüechliweg Männlichen

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

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