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First - Bachalpsee - Hagelsee - Wart - Grosse Scheidegg No. 5

This hike in the sunny First hiking region is characterised by crystal-clear lakes and snow-capped mountain peaks. 

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

The 6-seater gondola cableway takes you to the First in the middle of a walker's paradise. From here the path ascends and descends gently up to the Bachsee. Grazing cow and the refelctions in the lakes of the snow-capped giants of the Bernese Alps dominate the landscape. Leaving the lake past the refuge hut in a northerly direction you climb up towards the ridge. Soon you reach the path to Axalp, cross the ridge and turn off towards the east to Hiendertellti.
Shortly afterwards you pass the Hagelsee, which remains still partly covered in snow well into the late summer. Following along the Hiendertelli with the Häxensee you reach the Wart with the Blau Gletscherli. You descend via the Blau Gletscherli to Wischbäch; Oberläger back to the ridge and, following this, back to the Grosse Scheidegg. From here a bus runs back to the village to Grindelwald.


Difficulty
Moderate
Distance
14.1km
Duration
5 hours, 04 minutes
Ascent
823 vm
Descent
1023 vm
Starting Point
First, summit station
Ending Point
Grosse Scheidegg
Top public transport friendly Scenic Loop With refreshment stops

Details

Difficulty
Moderate
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2713m1939m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

From the Wart a detour to the 2'892 m high Wildgärst is worthwhile.

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

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Directions

Starting Point

First, summit station

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.65993 N 8.053564 E

Ending Point

Grosse Scheidegg

Step by Step Directions

First - Bachsee - Hagelsee - Häxeseewli - Blau Gletscherli - Oberläger - Grosse Scheidegg

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 from Basel and Lucerne directly to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich change trains in Bern. The trains run every half hour.

 

Grindelwald

From Interlaken Ost railway station we reach Grindelwald without changing trains on the Bernese Oberland Bahn (BOB). Important: Get on the rear part of the train, as it splits in Zweilütschinen. If you get on at the front, you will end up in Lauterbrunnen. The journey takes 30 minutes to Grindelwald Terminal (V-Bahn). Three minutes later we are at the terminal in the village.

There are three stations in Grindelwald (Terminal, Grund and Dorf). The terminal station (Dorf) is in the centre of Grindelwald.

Getting there

From Basel and Geneva, the fastest route to the Jungfrau Region is via Bern. From Zurich, the route via Lucerne and the Brünig Pass is recommended. The pass is open all year round.

From the south, travel to the Jungfrau Region via the Grimsel or Susten Pass. Both passes are only open in summer. An alternative is the Simplon Pass with subsequent car transport through the Lötschberg tunnel.

 

Grindelwald

From Interlaken we follow the main road to Zweilütschinen. Here we turn left towards Grindelwald. The whole trip takes about 30 minutes and leads over a partly winding road.

Parking

Grindelwald

There are three public car parks: Parkhaus Eiger+ (252 parking spaces), Parkhaus Sportzentrum (160 parking spaces) and the new Terminal Parking (1000 spaces) of the V-Bahn. Alternatively, we can also use the car park in Grindelwald Grund.

Kleiner See oberhalb des Bachalpsees Richtung Hiendertellti
Bachalpsee

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

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