EZ01: Grindelwald Wander

Spectacular views are a main feature of the "Grindelwald Wander" walk.

 The region around Interlaken with the two lakes of Brienz and Thun, are situated at the foot of the mighty trio of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and belong to the most spectacular landscapes in the world. The immense black North face of the Eiger is a true challenge to any mountaineer – and the ride on the train from Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen up to the Jungfraujoch (3454m) simply is a must-to-see for visitors to Switzerland.

This walk is available in a “Standard” and in an “upgraded” Version. The two itineraries differ slightly on days 4, 5 and 6. The differences are outlined below.

Of course, one may dart up one of these mountains with the readily available help of railways or cable cars, but it certainly takes more time to explore this wonderful region more thoroughly and to truly succumb to the spell of the giants that engulfs the deep valleys in the vicinity of Interlaken. On this tour, we offer exactly this sort of experience. On the leisurely pace set out by our programme, you have ample time to marvel at the apparent grandeur, as well as to observe the less obvious, but equally beautiful details that the Bernese Oberland has to offer.

Walking down from Kleine Scheidegg towards Wengen, the village of Mürren comes into view.
The view of the "Jungfrau" is a constant compagnion for most of the walks.


  Interlaken > Faulhorn > Grindelwald > Wengen/Kleine Scheidegg > Mürren.
  Category I: Easy-Tours.
  Daily 06/07/2024  through 21/09/2024 (arrival dates).
  6 x Hotels, 1 x Guesthouse.
  Version "Standard": 7 x breakfast, 1 x dinner. Version "Upgrade": 7 x breakfast, 3 x dinner.
  No luggage transfer to Faulhorn (day 2), otherwise daily luggage transfers.
  Version "Standard": CHF 1'120.00 per person for parties of 2, CHF 1'045.00 per person for parties of 4; from Interlaken/to Mürren. Version "Upgrade": CHF 1'480.00 per peson for parties of 2, CHF 1'375.00 per person for parties of 4; from Interlaken to Mürren.



Day 1: Interlaken. Fly into Zurich, Basle or Geneva and travel by train to Interlaken, a lively and beautifully situated small city between the shores of two lakes.

Day 2: Interlaken – Faulhorn. Start your day with a spectacular train ride from Interlaken via Wilderswil to the top of the Schynige Platte. Here you are so close to the gigantic trio of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau that you can almost touch their icy surface! Enjoy the unobstructed views on your walk on the high route to the mountain guesthouse on the peak of the Faulhorn (no luggage transfer).

Day 3: Faulhorn – Grindelwald. After a hearty breakfast, you have the choice of several alternatives to walk from the Faulhorn down to Grindelwald, your destination for tonight. The most leisurely possibility will take you down the slope with the help of a cable car, the most challenging one will take you first to the mountain pass of Grosse Scheidegg, from where you walk down to Grindelwald, a walk that takes about 6 hours to complete.

Day 4: Grindelwald – Wengen (standard) or Kleine Scheidegg (upgrade): Of course, there is the possibility to travel from Grindelwald to the Kleine Scheidegg by train, but it’s definitively more rewarding to tackle this ascent by human power, as it gives you so many more opportunities to stop and marvel at the tremendous, black North face of the Eiger, towering above your heads. On your walk to Kleine Scheidegg, you also have the possibility to walk along the “Eiger Trail” which takes you particularly close to the foot of the Eiger North Face. If you have booked the standard itinerary of this walk, you board a train on Kleine Scheidegg and travel down to Wengen, a train ride of approx. 30 minutes (included in the price). In the upgraded version, you spend the night in an historic 4-star hotel on the Kleine Scheidegg, which is also the base for mountaineers attempt-ing to climb the famous and challenging Eiger North Face.

Day 5: Wengen / Kleine Scheidegg. Take a rest day in Wengen / on the Kleine Scheidegg or make use of one of many possibilities for walks available in the area. If you have not already done so the day before, you may walk form Kleine Scheidegg down to a place called Alpiglen from where you return to Kleine Scheidegg on the very rewarding “Eiger Trail”. Another possibility is to visit the summit of the Männlichen mountain, a particularly good viewpoint offering a marvellous panora-ma. From Wengen, you can walk up a good but very steep trail directly to the top of the mountain or you take it easy and take the cable car. From the summit of the Männlichen, you continue your walk back to Kleine Scheidegg and onwards to Wengen if you stay there. Another choice of course would be to take the train up to famous Jungfraujoch, offering you stunning views over the icy world of the Aletschglacier, one of the longest glaciers in Europe.

Day 6: Kleine Scheidegg / Wengen – Mürren. From the Kleine Scheidegg respectively from Wengen, you walk down to Lauterbrunnen directly, or you follow the more spectacular route which leads you downhill close to one of the highest waterfalls in the region. Either way, you then follow the bottom of the valley to Stechelberg, from where your climb up to Mürren starts. Again, a cable car is a welcome alternative to get to Mürren. The village of Mürren is big enough to offer some enter-tainment and small enough to still be very cosy. It is also one of eight Swiss villages which are free of motor traffic.

Day 7: Mürren. Another day to rest, but we suggest that you climb up to the Schilthorn, a mountain which has become famous all over the world, albeit under the name of “Piz Gloria“, when sequences of the film On her majesty’s secret service“, starring George Lazenby as James Bond were shot up here. Spend the last night of this unforgettable tour in Mürren before you head back home.

Day 8: Return.

One of the suggested day walks from Mürren leads through the lovely Sefinen valley.