Pfingstegg - Glacier Gorge No. 27
Pfingstegg - the alp at 1386 m above sea level
The cable car takes you to Pfingstegg (1386 m above sea level) in just a few minutes. From up here you can enjoy a wonderful view of Grindelwald and the surrounding mountains.
Several paths lead from Pfingstegg back into the valley, one of which leads you past the marble quarry and ends in the glacier gorge. You hike up and down in a gentle southerly direction to Wysseflüo, from there the path winds steeply downhill past the restaurant Marmorbruch, the former quarry site of Grindelwald marble and on to the glacier gorge. A visit to this impressive work of art in nature is well worthwhile! From the glacier gorge you can hike back to the village or take the bus, the bus stop is directly at the entrance to the glacier gorge.
- 1 hour, 10 minutes
- 89 vm
- 465 vm
- Starting Point
- Pfingstegg, Mountain station
- Ending Point
- Glacier Gorge
- Recommended season
- 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
More information and links
Pfingstegg, Mountain station
|Geographic||46.617319 N 8.056713 E|
Step by Step Directions
Pfingstegg - Wysseflüö - Marble quarry - Glacier Gorge
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.