Pfingstegg - Bernese Oberland
Lovely walks above Grindelwald with views to the high Alps
From Grindelwald 24 Sfr or 12 Sfr with your Half Fare Card. FREE with the Bernese Oberland Regional Pass. FREE travel to Grindelwald with the Swiss Travel Pass then 50% discount.
The Pfingstegg is the ideal departure point for unforgettable walks to the glaciers. The summer toboggan run at the top is also a great experience for young and old alike. Pfingstegg, Grindelwald's viewing platform and vantage point above the village, has unique views of the whole valley of Grindelwald and the high Alps. Open from May to October.
Toboggan Run: What better way to enjoy the view than on a tin toboggan! The run is 736m long and drops around 58m. This means that they can reach speeds of 40km per hour - a fabulous rush of adrenalin for all ages! It runs from May until October (weather permitting) and is open from 11.00-17.00 low season and 10.30-18.00 high season. Please note: Children under 9 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Electrobiking: For those who are seeking something a little bit more adventurous, you can rent electric bikes from the Pfingstegg base station and with great ease explore Grindelwald and enjoy cycling in the mountains (they will be able to advise you which routes to take when you hire the bikes). You can rent these bikes between June and September for 40 Sfr per day (payable locally). A great experience and a fun way to see the area.
Hiking: There are a several different walks from Pfingstegg which offer unique views of the glacier world, the Alps and the valley. Here are a few other suggested routes: (please click here for a map showing the suggested routes).
A: Pfingstegg - Milchbach - Oberer Gletscher
A fairly easy walk taking in the Rubiweid hut and the Milchbach restaurant where you can enjoy a refreshing drink. Make your way over the glacier stream and down towards the Hotel Wetterhorn where there is a bus for the hour's journey back to Grindelwald. Walking time is approximately 1 hour 30.
B: Pfingstegg - Grindelwald
The nature trail from Pfingstegg to Grindelwald is also accessible with a pram. Walking time is approximately 1 hour 15.
C: Grindelwald - Halten - Pfingstegg
Steep walk up to the Pfingstegg restaurant from Grindelwald but you will be rewarded with beautiful views from the terrace of the valley and the surrounding area. Walking time is approximately 1 hour 20.
D: Pfingstegg - Marmorbruch - Gletscherschlucht
A downhill walk from Pfingstegg which will take you past the Glacier Gorge. A visit to the gorge is highly recommended (payable locally). Walking time is approximately 1 hour 30.
E: Pfingstegg - Bäregg
This walk takes you past the glacier and offers stunning views of the glacier and ice. It is a very enjoyable walk and takes approximately 1 hour 30.
Pfingstegg is accessible by cable car from Grindelwald and if you are arriving by train, you will need to change in Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen. From the station there is approximately a 10-15 minute walk to the cable car or alternatively there are PostBuses available from the station. If you are arriving by car, there is ample parking space (payable locally) in the village which is only a short walk to the cable car 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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