Varied mountain hiking trail with fantastic views over the Grindelwald valley
Ascent from bus stop «Abzweigung Gleckstein»
Many paths lead to Rome; almost as many lead to the Gleckstein hut. The shortest variant starts at the bus stop "Abzweig Gleckstein". At the beginning the path meanders leisurely upwards. Soon the gradient increases and the mountain path becomes more exposed. Good surefootedness is a basic requirement here. In narrow places wire ropes provide the necessary safety. At the Engi it is worth a first break. Just below is the old top station of the planned cable car up the Wetterhorn. This is now only used as a shelter for ibexes. After the flat descent, the path starts to rise again from the "Wyssbach" shower. Rocky areas with grassy sections alternate constantly. Before the last key passage, the gallery, a short photo stop pays off. The last meters to the hut wind their way over open terrain to the finish.
- 2 hours, 45 minutes
- 848 vm
- 76 vm
- Starting Point
- Grindelwald, bus stop "Abzweig Gleckstein"
- Ending Point
- Gleckstein hut
- Recommended season
In the evening you can watch the ibexes on the hut terrace.
- 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
- mobile phone
- if necesessary: telescope sticks, headlight, maps
- Difficulty on the alpine hiking scale: T3
- The mountain train should never be accessed in the event of heavy rain fall and thunderstorms!
- We reccomend families with children under the age of 10, to secure them with a rope
More information and links
Grindelwald, bus stop "Abzweig Gleckstein"
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Step by Step Directions
Bus stop "Abzweig Gleckstein" - Engi - Lorihittli - Scheenbiel - Gleckstein hut
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.
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.