Kleine Scheidegg - Bernese Oberland
Start point for beautiful mountain walks
From Interlaken 81 Sfr or 41 Sfr with your Half Fare Card. FREE with the Bernese Oberland Regional Pass or Jungfrau Travel Pass. FREE travel to Wengen or Grindelwald with the Swiss Travel Pass, then 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.
Kleine Scheidegg is the starting point for some of the most stunning hikes in the region.
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. Please click here for a map of the area, showing a range of hiking routes.
Restaurant: The 'Röstizzeria 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.
Kleine Scheidegg has long been one of Europe's top holiday attractions, easily accessible by the Wengeralp 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. Situated at 3,454m, this is Europe's highest altitude railway station, in a world of eternal ice and snow which belongs to the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschorn UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you are arriving by car, there are plenty of parking spaces at Grindelwald Grund station.
More things to see and do in the Bernese Oberland
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 and hotels in the Bernese Oberland
Not sure where to base yourself for this wonderful excursion? You can find out more about the Bernese Oberland region, the selection of resorts and the list of hotels on this website. Alternatively we will be happy to help you with your holiday plans on 0800 619 1200.