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Lake tour at the foot of Wildgärst No. 35

Trail running · Bernese Oberland
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  • Seen-Tour am Fuss des Wildgärst Nr. 35
    Seen-Tour am Fuss des Wildgärst Nr. 35
    Photo: David Birri, Grindelwald Tourismus
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Secluded trail route through an alpine landscape of lush meadows and small mountain lakes. Chamois can often be observed here.
difficult
Distance 32.2 km
7:15 h
2,444 m
2,444 m
2,712 m
1,039 m
Starting out on the E101/E51 route to Grosse Scheidegg, this trail is mostly quiet and secluded, which increases the chance of spotting Chamois in the wild. From Grosse Scheidegg the route passes through Oberläger Scheidegg and Wart and along a beautiful trail past the two small mountain lakes of Häxeseewli and Hagelseewli. For a short distance on this route, there is no mobile phone reception. Continuing to the picturesque Bachalpsee and a slight descent to Waldspitz, a tasty treat awaits on the inviting Berggasthaus sun terrace. A short ascent from here to First presents the option of taking the cableway to the village or making your way down on foot from here.

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Highest point
2,712 m
Lowest point
1,039 m
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Safety information

  • Danger of overflowing streams in heavy rainfall
  • M snow patches in spring
  • Caution advised in thunderstorms
  • No mobile phone reception between Wart - Hagelseewli

Tips and hints

Start

Grindelwald sports centre (1,040 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'645'728E 1'163'794N
DD
46.623833, 8.035694
DMS
46°37'25.8"N 8°02'08.5"E
UTM
32T 426175 5163815
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Destination

Grindelwald sports centre

Turn-by-turn directions

Village – Gr. Scheidegg – Scheidegg Oberläger – Wart – Häxeseewli – Hagelseewli – Bachalpsee – Waldspitz – First - village

Note

Wildlife refuge Grindelwald Spilmatten-Reetihorn: December 01 - April 20
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'645'728E 1'163'794N
DD
46.623833, 8.035694
DMS
46°37'25.8"N 8°02'08.5"E
UTM
32T 426175 5163815
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • Trail Running map Grindelwald

Equipment

  • First Aid Kit
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (always carry waterproofs)
  • Drink/food provisions
  • Mobile phone

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
32.2 km
Duration
7:15 h
Ascent
2,444 m
Descent
2,444 m
Highest point
2,712 m
Lowest point
1,039 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Summit route

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