Mountain Lodge Faulhorn, 2681m

Grindelwald

Grindelwald: First

Grindelwald: First

Grindelwald: Interaktive 360°-Webcam Männlichen

Grindelwald: Interaktive 360°-Webcam Männlichen

Grindelwald: Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher

Grindelwald: Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher

Grindelwald: Hotel Belvedere - Panoramic Eiger view

Grindelwald: Hotel Belvedere - Panoramic Eiger view

Grindelwald: Gasthof Panorama

Grindelwald: Gasthof Panorama

Grindelwald: Interaktive 360°-Webcam - First

Grindelwald: Interaktive 360°-Webcam - First

Grindelwald › Süd-West: Eigernordwand

Grindelwald › Süd-West: Eigernordwand

Alpiglen: Lauterbrunnen - Jungfraujoch

Alpiglen: Lauterbrunnen - Jungfraujoch

Grindelwald: Wetterhorn

Grindelwald: Wetterhorn

Grindelwald: Hotel Belvedere - Panoramic view

Grindelwald: Hotel Belvedere - Panoramic view

Grindelwald: Eigernordwand - Hotel Bel-Air Eden

Grindelwald: Eigernordwand - Hotel Bel-Air Eden

Unter Eiger: Grindelwald - Grund Blick nach Norden (Reeti, Aellfluh)

Unter Eiger: Grindelwald - Grund Blick nach Norden (Reeti, Aellfluh)

Grindelwald: Hotel Belvedere - panoramic view

Grindelwald: Hotel Belvedere - panoramic view

Alpiglen: Grindelwald-Grund - Bussalp

Alpiglen: Grindelwald-Grund - Bussalp

Grindelwald: First - LIVE (2168 m.ü.M)

Grindelwald: First - LIVE (2168 m.ü.M)

Grindelwald: Hotel Kirchbühl 360 HD

Grindelwald: Hotel Kirchbühl 360 HD

Beatenberg: Chalet Urmel

Beatenberg: Chalet Urmel

Spirenwald: Chalet Birkli

Spirenwald: Chalet Birkli

Beatenberg-Waldegg: Beatenberg - Kandertal - Aeschi bei Spiez - Niesen - Thunersee

Beatenberg-Waldegg: Beatenberg - Kandertal - Aeschi bei Spiez - Niesen - Thunersee

Lauterbrunnen: Schilthorn

Lauterbrunnen: Schilthorn

Lauterbrunnen: Lauterbunnen

Lauterbrunnen: Lauterbunnen

Mürren: Hôtel Eiger C

Mürren: Hôtel Eiger C

Mürren: Hôtel Eiger D

Mürren: Hôtel Eiger D

Mürren: Piz Gloria

Mürren: Piz Gloria

Mürren: Schiltorn

Mürren: Schiltorn

Mürren: Hôtel Eiger B

Mürren: Hôtel Eiger B

Mürren: Hotel Eiger

Mürren: Hotel Eiger

Mürren: Eiger Mönch Silberhorn vom Hotel Edelweiss*** in - aus gesehen

Mürren: Eiger Mönch Silberhorn vom Hotel Edelweiss*** in - aus gesehen

Mürren › Süd: Hotel Bellevue - Panoramaterrasse Hotel Bellevue

Mürren › Süd: Hotel Bellevue - Panoramaterrasse Hotel Bellevue

Wengen BE: Wengen - Lauberhorn

Wengen BE: Wengen - Lauberhorn

Kleine Scheidegg: Nursery Slopes

Kleine Scheidegg: Nursery Slopes

Wengen BE: Wengen village

Wengen BE: Wengen village

Wengen BE: Wengen village, train station

Wengen BE: Wengen village, train station

Wengen BE: Männlichen, Blick zur Jungfrau

Wengen BE: Männlichen, Blick zur Jungfrau

Kleine Scheidegg: Jungfrau - Interlaken - Wengen

Kleine Scheidegg: Jungfrau - Interlaken - Wengen

Kleine Scheidegg: Interaktive 360°-Webcam - Lauberhorn

Kleine Scheidegg: Interaktive 360°-Webcam - Lauberhorn

Wengen BE: Lobhörner

Wengen BE: Lobhörner

Kleine Scheidegg: Jungfrau

Kleine Scheidegg: Jungfrau

Wengen BE: Hotel Bellevue, Wengen

Wengen BE: Hotel Bellevue, Wengen

Unterseen: Top Camp AG

Unterseen: Top Camp AG

Interlaken: Harder Kulm

Interlaken: Harder Kulm

Interlaken: Neuhaus

Interlaken: Neuhaus

Interlaken: Casino

Interlaken: Casino

Interlaken: Victoria-Jungfrau

Interlaken: Victoria-Jungfrau

Interlaken: Niederhorn - Chill Out Paragliding World

Interlaken: Niederhorn - Chill Out Paragliding World

Interlaken: Backpackers Villa

Interlaken: Backpackers Villa

Stechelberg

Stechelberg

It was already known to travelogue authors at the beginning of the 19th century who praised the seemingly endless views from atop the peak of Mt. Faulhorn. This is not surprising: Here one sat in the "privileged aisles" and witnessed the overwhelmingly beautiful spectacle called Eiger, Mönch und Jungfrau and viewed half of Switzerland into the bargain.

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In 1832, the Mountain Lodge Faulhorn was the Europe's highest hotel at an altitude of 2681 m.a.s.l. It was already known to travelogue authors at the beginning of the 19th century who praised the seemingly endless views from atop the peak of Mt. Faulhorn. Then the hotel also sported a table d'hote, as was common in finer establishments of the day.

The rooms have hardly changed since the time it opened but the restaurant has become a cozier place to enjoy some hearty food. The view, of course, has not changed at all: to the North Lakes Brienz and Thun, the Mittelland, Jura, and the French Vosges. The blood-red sundown seems to dip France into fire and in the morning, the Finsteraarhorn, Eiger, and the Jungfrau seem to have an orange spotlight on them as they wake up to another day. The Mountain Lodge Faulhorn is a bit of an insider's tip because one has to hike up for 2 1/2 hours in order to get there but it is nonetheless very popular. Once you have been there, you will understand why.

In summer, reservations for individual room / dormitory rooms mandatory since the hotel is often booked out far in advance.

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How to get there:
Drive or take public transportation to Wilderswil via Interlaken, mountain train to Schynige Platte, 4-hour walk. or from Grindelwald to First by aerial cable-car, from there it's 2 1/2-hour walk.

Sunset:
After ascending the peak, a special treat awaits you as a marvelous spectacle unfolds in front of your eyes: a bright red sunset over France. Absolutely amazing!

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