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Wetterhorn Trail Nr. 1

At the foot of the Wetterhorn

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

The circuit starts at Hotel Wetterhorn, Grindelwald. Between the hotel and the small kiosk, the trail goes through snow-covered fields towards Weidli. After just a few minutes, a magnificent panorama opens up and the view sweeps over the Grindelwald-First winter sports area, the Schynige Platte and the Grosse Scheidegg. The trail branches off to the east (right) at Weidli. With views of the north face of the Wetterhorn and the east side of the Eiger, the trail returns to the starting point. This trail is suitable for beginners. The route is marked in pink.

Difficulty
Easy
Distance
1.75km
Duration
45 minutes
Ascent
102 vm
Descent
102 vm
Starting Point
Hotel Wetterhorn, Grindelwald
Ending Point
Hotel Wetterhorn, Grindelwald
public transport friendly Loop With refreshment stops

Details

Difficulty
Easy
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1331m1229m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

Start the tour in the late afternoon and enjoy fondue at the Hotel Wetterhorn in the evening.

Equipment

  • Snowshoes
  • Telescopic poles
  • Maps
  • Sun cream & lip protection
  • Snacks & drinks
  • If available: altimeter, compass

Safety Guidelines

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Hotel Wetterhorn, Grindelwald

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.632161 N 8.071091 E

Ending Point

Hotel Wetterhorn, Grindelwald

Step by Step Directions

Hotel Wetterhorn - Weidli - Ischboden - Hotel Wetterhorn

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.

Parking

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.

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

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