Hiking in the Swiss Alps

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Following a 30-minute cable car ride from Grindenwald to Mannlichen, we started the close to 3-mile hike from Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg.

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This would be classified as an easy hike with not too much challenge in regards to elevation change. We saw people of all ages enjoying this visually-stunning Alpine trail.

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We visited in the summer months (middle of June), but because we were up at an elevation of close to 7,000 ft (2,000 m), warm clothing was definitely still required!

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There were even a few patches of snow we had to navigate!

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The path took many turns, providing us with varying views of Grindelwald down below and the surrounding majestic mountains.

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Since we visited early in the summer, the path wasn’t too crowded, although we imagine as the temperatures continue to rise, more families, adventure-seekers, and photographers will make their way along this scenic path.

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As mentioned earlier, the trail was not challenging at all. The only reason we wanted to stop and “rest” was to pause and take in the views!

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The monumental peak of Eiger was mostly covered in clouds during our hike, but lucky for us, the clouds briefly parted, showcasing its marvelous front!

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After about 1.5 hours of hiking at a leisurely pace, we reached Restaurant Grindelwaldblick.

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The restaurant offers traditional Swiss cuisine and beautiful views of the surrounding area.

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We took a seat on the patio area and ordered a latte and a hot chocolate. Perfect treats for a rewarding hike!

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Beyond the patio area is a lookout tower.

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Just when we thought the views couldn’t get any better…

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15 minutes farther down the trail is the small Alpine village of Kleine Scheidegg. Here, you can connect to the Jungfrau Railway towards Eiger Glacier and Jungfraujoch (Top of Europe).

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Instead, we hopped on the train to complete our journey back down to Grindelwald.

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The mountainside wildflowers were in full bloom, creating a colorful scene.

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The train made two stops in the small villages of Alpiglen and Brandegg before reaching the Grindelwald Grund station.

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Note: There is another Grindelwald station that will drop you off in the middle of town, which is different from the Grindelwald Grund station that lets you off just a short distance from the Grindelwald cable-car station, where our journey originated.

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It isn’t until you’re back down on the valley floor below that you realize just how massive the mountains of the Swiss Alps are!

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We based ourselves in Lauterbrunnen for a few nights during our visit to the Jungfrau region.

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Check out the brief video below to see how we spent our time in the beautiful Jungfrau region of Switzerland:


8 Comments:

  1. Great post and beautiful pictures. Switzerland is such a beautiful country. We were able to take a road trip on our motorbike across the country last summer and it was wonderful experience!
    http://allabouttravelling.com/switzerland-motor-bike-across-the-country/

  2. Thanks a lot for your visit and the nice words about Grindelwald. We hope, you had a pleasant time. Sunny regards from the Eiger village.
    Martin.

    • I wish we had more time to spend in Grindelwald! We were only there long enough to catch the cable car to Mannlichen, go on this hike, and ride the train back down. Definitely need to spend more time in this region on our next visit to Switzerland! 🙂

  3. That was a short and informative post!!

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