Männlichen - Bernese Oberland
A wealth of walking trails with fabulous views
From Grindelwald 66 Sfr or 33 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 50% discount.
Fantastic views can be enjoyed from the top of the Männlichen. There are breathtaking views of the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and surrounding mountains. The station at the top is an ideal starting point for many hiking excursions and is also the perfect place for relaxing with a drink on the superb sun terrace. Open late May-mid October and mid December-early April.
Hiking: The Männlichen has something for everyone. There are routes such as the alpine road between Männlichen and Holenstein which is wheelchair accessible. Also there is a steep path back to Wengen and gentler ones towards Grindelwald. Without a doubt the 1½ hour panoramic walk to the Kleine Scheidegg will be the highlight of your hiking holiday in Wengen. Discover more about Männlichen hikes here.
The Apple Fritter Path: The educational fruit path from Holenstein to Brandegg is always popular. Hiking time is an easy 1½ hours. The gentle hiking path offers a sensational mountain panorama of the famous Eiger north face unfolding before you. At six information posts you can test and improve your knowledge of fruit! The icing on the cake is to stop at the Brandegg restaurant for some warm apple fritters and a fruit juice.
The Mountain Inn: At the top of the mountain there is a lovely mountain restaurant which offers not only great views and relaxation, but hearty food and friendly service. In addition to the restaurant there is a playground for the little ones with a mini-sized gondola, slide, bridge and imaginary cliffs and mountain peaks. You can also observe marmots, look out for eagles or splash in the small stream.
From Wengen, the Männlichen is accessed by cable car. The station is only a few metres from the centre of Wengen. The spectacular ride climbs over 1,000m to the Männlichen which stands at 2,230m. The broad panorama of mountains, flowers and animals unfold during the silent ascent in the spacious cabins. Wengen is reached by train from Interlaken/Lauterbrunnen.
The Männlichen can also be reached from Grindelwald Grund by Europe's longest gondola ride which takes approximately 30 minutes. Travel to Grindelwald by rail or car and there is ample parking by the gondola 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
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