Grindelwald First

The mountain destination of First is a popular starting point for outdoor activities of all types. Thanks to a versatile hiking network, a variety of trails and action-filled offers like the “First Cliff Walk” and the “First Flieger”, there is something to suit everyone.

The trip to Grindelwald follows a one-of-a-kind route through the Bernese Oberland. Passing by the deep-blue waters of Lake Thun, it winds its way through the photogenic Jungfrau region. From Grindelwald, you take a six-person gondola up to the lofty height of 2,168 meters above sea level to First.

The unbeatable view from Grindelwald First of the Eiger North Face and the impressive Alpine panorama is a magnet for visitors from all over the world, and the hiking paradise in the Jungfrau area offers loads of attractive activities. If you’re brave enough to take the “First Cliff Walk by Tissot” up to the summit, you will reach an imposing lookout point via a suspension bridge and a wooden platform.

“First Flieger”

The region is particularly well known for its adventurous attractions. On the “First Flieger”, visitors with a head for heights sit in a harness attached to a cable and suspended 50 meters in the air and zoom down 800 meters from First to the Schreckfeld halfway station. Strapped in with a belt, passengers on the zip line can reach speeds of up to 84 kilometers an hour.

The same route can also be traveled with the “First Eagle Glider” headfirst and “in the talons of an eagle”. Thrills and an adrenaline rush are guaranteed. At Schreckfeld, the next adventure is already waiting – the "Mountain Cart". Brave souls can ride this speedy cross between a go-kart and a sled down a three-kilometer gravel trail toward Bort. As a grand finale, riders switch to two wheels for the last section of the trail. Mount your “Trottibike” and zoom past grazing cattle in Alpine pastures on your way down to the valley.

If you prefer to explore the mountains at a more leisurely pace, you can choose a trail from the diverse hiking network. What about a hike from First to the steely-blue Lake Bachalp? After a short but steep climb at the end of the two-hour hike, you will be rewarded with a gorgeous view of the striking summits of the Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn and Finsteraarhorn mountains.

During the winter months, the Grindelwald First ski region attracts many snowsport fans. From powder-snow slopes to daring jumps on the halfpipe and the longest sledding run in the world, there’s definitely a wide selection of winter sports to choose from here. Our tip: Cold fingers are best warmed up in one of the numerous restaurants or après-ski locations.

  • Information
    Arriving by car Bern–Wilderswil–Grindelwald,
    then board the gondola lift at the “Grindelwald, Firstbahn” station
    Travel time by car including gondola approx. 1 h and 45 min
    Parking “Eiger” parking garage, “Sportzentrum” parking garage and parking lot at Grindelwald-Grund
    Arriving on public transportation Bern–Interlaken Ost–Grindelwald train station–Grindelwald First
    Travel time on public transportation approx. 2 h and 21 min
    Altitude 2,168 meters above sea level
    Accessibility year-round

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