Grindelwald First


Here not only the upper and lower Grindelwald glaciers seek the limelight, instead the four-thousand-meter-high Finsteraar, Schreck, Lauteraar and Fiescherhörner also stick their necks out! 

Fifty years ago the “Boss-Buebe“ sang: Paradise lies in the valley below, alpine roses, enzian, snowy mountains and sunshine ... The first of which reached at the time by means of a chairlift for two – whereas today, the vantage point with views over the valley basin from Grindelwald to Eiger north- face as far as the glaciers is comfortably reached thanks to the gondola railway. 

The hike to the Bachalpsee lake is classed a classic in the First region. And the attractive postcard print of the lake and mountains is a real and world-famous spot reached within an hour from the mountain station. 

The courageous First Flyer took on a 800m flight at up to 84 kilometers an hour, while suspended on a rope!


Altitude: 2166m


Train from Interlaken to Grindelwald, on foot through the village (20 minutes), gondola railway in 3 sections to the First

View: Over the Wetterhorn, Finsteraarhorn, close-up Eiger views, and a glimpse of Grindelwald through to Kleine Scheidegg

Attractions: First Flyer, hikes to the Bachalpsee lake, mountain hikes to the Faulhornand and on to the Schynige tableland, highland hikes to the Grosse Scheidegg (bus connections in summer)