Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in your field of vision

Wilderswil / Schynige Platte

The alpine hike from Schynigen Platte (plateau) across Faulhorn up to First is a classic among the Bernese alpine hikes. A magnificent scenic backdrop of alpine peaks is your constant companion throughout the tour. The all-round panorama from Faulhorn is simply indescribably beautiful. Turquoise-blue Brienz Lake lies far below and the silhouette of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau loom on the horizon on the other side.

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Technical information

Starting point:Schynige Platte
Destination:Cableway station Grindelwald First
Getting to the starting point:By train from Grindelwald to Wilderswil and by rack-railway to Schynige Platte
Getting to the destination:Return trip by chair-lift from First to Grindelwald (round-trip tickets available)
Technique:medium to difficult
Physical Fitness:medium to difficult
Length:15.9km
Hiking Time:6h
Gastronomy:Schynige Platte, Männdlenen, Faulhorn, First
Season:July - October

Description

Schynige Platte – Männdlenen – Faulhorn – Bachalpsee - First

The route begins at Schynigen Platte, and takes you first in the direction of Faulhorn. You will traverse gorgeous alpine meadows, full of grazing sheep in the summer. Later on the route goes steeply upwards, crossing rocky regions. You will finally reach Faulhorn via a ridge path. When the weather is nice there are a lot of visitors at the mountain restaurant and rooms are fully booked for months. A zig-zag path leads from Faulhorn down to Bachalpsee (Bachalp Lake). A relatively flat path with spectacular views leads to First, the conclusion of the magnificent alpine tour.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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