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Trailsummit Schwarzhorn T2

Technical summit trail to Schwarzhorn, with via ferrata optional.

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

This 16.8km summit trail can be shortened by taking the cableway to First from where a technical trail leads to the Schwarzhorn. Here there is the option to tackle climbing the via ferrata if you have the necessary safety equipment (helmet, harness and via ferrata set, protective gloves). The trail has repeatedly exposed sections and is recommended only for experienced mountain walkers equipped with the appropriate gear. The route is only accessible in good, stable weather.

Difficulty
Difficult
Distance
20.43km
Duration
4 hours, 52 minutes
Ascent
2035 vm
Descent
903 vm
Starting Point
Grindelwald sports centre
Ending Point
Schwarzhorn
Top public transport friendly pointToPoint Scenic Summit tour With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details

Difficulty
Difficult
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2924m1035m
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
  • Mind snow patches in spring
  • Exposed route sections
  • Caution advised in thunderstorms

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Grindelwald sports centre

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.624153 N 8.03476 E

Ending Point

Schwarzhorn

Step by Step Directions

Village - Schwarzhorn

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.

Trailsummit Schwarzhorn T2
Trailsummit Schwarzhorn T2
Trailsummit Schwarzhorn T2

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

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