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Winter Uphill Trail to the First W2

Multifaceted winter trail that entices hikers with 1,300 metres of elevation, countless places to stop for refreshment and a magnificent view of the Eiger, Schreckhorn and Wetterhorn.

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

This trail starts in the centre of Grindelwald and follows the winter hiking trail through the small village of Mühlebach to the Bort station. It continues along the winter hiking trail and sledging run through a wooded landscape in the direction of the Waldspitz mountain inn, which has a beautiful terrace with plenty of sun. Next comes an uphill climb over several strenuous metres of elevation on the winter hiking trail up to the First mountain inn, where hikers can find something to satisfy their hunger and thirst. One highlight not to be missed is the memorable First Cliff Walk. The observation platform, which is located below the mountain inn, juts out 45 metres into nothingness and guarantees sheer thrills. From the First, you can head back down to Grindelwald by gondola or on foot.

Difficulty
Medium
Distance
14.73km
Duration
3 hours
Ascent
1292 vm
Descent
164 vm
Starting Point
Grindelwald sports centre
Ending Point
First summit station (2168 asl)
Top public transport friendly Scenic Summit tour Tour route With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details

Difficulty
Medium
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2275m1039m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

  • Adi’s Skibar
  • First Cliff Walk
  • Mountain Restaurant First

Equipment

  • First aid kit
  • Weather-appropriate clothing - Onion principle (always carry waterproofs)
  • Drink and food provisions
  • Mobile telephone

Safety Guidelines

Please check Weather, snow and avalanche report www.slf.ch 

Slope data Grindelwald-First

More information and links

Grindelwald Tourist Office www.grindelwald.swiss, Jungfraubahn transport, www.jungfrau.ch 

Please note the operating hours of the Grindelwald-First cable car.

Slope Data: www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/live/slope-data/ 

Directions

Starting Point

Grindelwald sports centre

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.623557 N 8.035468 E

Ending Point

First summit station (2168 asl)

Step by Step Directions

Grindelwald-Terrassenweg-Mühlebach-Bort-Waldspitz-First

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.

 

Ticket purchase Jungfrau Region

Timetable and ticket purchase SBB

Arrival by train video Jungfrau Region

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.

 

Journey to Grindelwald

Arrival by car video Jungfrau Region

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.

Aussicht von First
Weg von First Richtung Waldspitz
Aussicht von First Richtung Waldspitz
Weg von First Richtung Waldspitz
Weg von First Richtung Waldspitz

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

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