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At the foot of the mountain trio No. 31

A sporty trail route with a long ascent to Männlichen.

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

This trail follows the Eiger Ultra Trail routes E101 and E35 which wind their wicked way up from Burglauenen to Wengen and finally Männlichen. Already upon reaching Wengen, the snowy peaks of the Jungfrau massif loom into view and the seemingly relentless Gemsweg releases you onto the Männlichen ridge. From here you have the option to take the cableway down to the village or to descend on foot to the mid-station Holenstein and catch it from there. Continuing on foot, the pleasantly undulating Öpfelchüechliweg trail rewards you with its famous homemade offerings of the best Öpfelchuechli apple fritters in the world at the Brandegg restaurant. Energy restored, the last short leg brings you to the valley floor!

Difficulty
Difficulty
Distance
30.18km
Duration
6 hours, 31 minutes
Ascent
1938 vm
Descent
1938 vm
Starting Point
Grindelwald sports centre
Ending Point
Grindelwald sports centre
Top public transport friendly Scenic Summit tour Loop With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details

Difficulty
Difficulty
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2342m894m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

Equipment

  • First Aid Kit
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (always carry waterproofs)
  • Drink/food provisions
  • Mobile phone

Safety Guidelines

  • Danger of overflowing waterways in heavy rainfall
  • snow patches in spring
  • Caution advised in thunderstorms

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Grindelwald sports centre

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.623844 N 8.035429 E

Ending Point

Grindelwald sports centre

Step by Step Directions

Village – Burglauenen – Wengen – Männlichen – Holenstein – Brandegg – Grund - village

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 Trail 31

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

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