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Bort - Oberer Gletscher No. 16

Beautiful hike on the sunny side of Grindelwald

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH - 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12

The route starts at Bort. Bort is easily reachable with the First cable car from Grindelwald or by foot via Oberhus (about 1 hour). Follow the Alpstrasse to Wittegg. There you cross the mountaincart track and continue on the hiking trail towards Schäftigenmoos. With a bit of luck you can watch the chamois grazing or you can purchase a piece of alp cheese here. The hiking trail apparently continues towards Wandela and through the forest to Unteren Lauchbühl. If your legs are burning here you can take the post bus back down to the valley. If you still have enough energy left, take the hiking trail further down towards the Wetterhorn Restaurant. At the Restaurant Wetterhorn the local bus will take you back to the village or you can walk the last 3 kilometres.

1 hour, 45 minutes
124 vm
455 vm
Starting Point
Bort, middle station First cablecar (1561 asl)
Ending Point
Oberer Gletscher (1228 asl)
Top public transport friendly Scenic With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent


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Author Tips

A short detour to the Alpine Bird Park. From Unteren Lauchbühl follow the road downhill towards Restaurant Wetterhorn.


  • 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

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Starting Point

Bort, middle station First cablecar (1561 asl)

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.646478 N 8.05172 E

Ending Point

Oberer Gletscher (1228 asl)

Step by Step Directions

Bort - Wittegg - Schäftigenmoos - Berien - Wandela - Holzmad - Im undren Loichbiel - Schürli - Oberer Gletscher 

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.


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.

Aussicht von der Wittegg
Aussicht von der Wittegg

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH - 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12

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