Kleine Scheidegg - Bernese Oberland

Starting point for beautiful mountain walks

 
About Kleine Scheidegg

Available: all year round.

Costs

Bernese Oberland Regional Pass & Jungfrau Travel Pass: FREE

Half Fare Card: 42 Sfr from Interlaken

Swiss Travel Pass: From Wengen 25% discount

Kleine Scheidegg is located above the Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald valleys - 2,061m above sea level and nestling at the foot of the towering snow-capped trio of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. This is a popular meeting point for climbers and hikers from around the world and is open all year round.


Highlights

Hiking

There are a wealth of possibilities from the Kleine Scheidegg, with hikes down to Wengen (2 hours), Grindelwald (4 hours) or to the nearby Lauberhorn (1 hour), all relatively easy trails. There is a tougher walk which is the one hour trail up to the Eigergletscher train station, where you will have views of the massive ice sheet. In the other direction you can hike over to the Männlichen which is perched on a ridge -  this hike is virtually flat all the way. From Männlichen you can either take the cable car down to Wengen or the gondola down to Grindelwald. This gondola ride is the longest in Europe and takes some 30 minutes. Alternatively the keen hiker may like to hike back down to either Wengen or Grindelwald from here.

Restaurant

The Bahnhof restaurant is located at the train station and is well known for its regional cuisine and friendly atmosphere. You can enjoy your food and drink whilst admiring the stunning views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfraujoch from one of the terraces.


Directions

Kleine Scheidegg has long been one of Europe's top holiday attractions, easily accessible by the Wengeneralp railway from Interlaken, Grindelwald, Wengen or Lauterbrunnen.

This is also the point where the Jungfrau railway begins its remarkable journey up to the Jungfraujoch, Top of Europe.

More excursions in the region

There are so many wonderful days out to enjoy in this beautiful area. There are incomparable mountain vistas to enjoy, leisurely cruises on a nostalgic paddle steamer, walks through stunning scenery and a whole host of fabulous journeys on mountain railways, cable cars and funiculars.

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Your choice of resorts

Dominated by the Jungfrau mountains and the lakes of Thun and Brienz, this region offers everything you could wish for on a classic Swiss holiday. You can choose to stay in a mountain village, a lakeside resort - or try Interlaken at the heart of it all.

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