Above the Bernese Oberland’s Grand Canyon


Pleasant winter trail high above the Lauterbrunnen Valley with stunning panoramic views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

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Technical information

Begin of tour:Lauterbrunnen / Grütschalp
End of tour:Mürren
Access starting point:By train to Lauterbrunnen, then cable railway to Grütschalp
Access point of arrival:By train to Grütschalp, then cable car to Lauterbrunnen or cable car to Stechelberg, then by bus to Lauterbrunnen
Technical requirements:easy
Physical fitness:easy
Hiking time:1 h 30 min.
Length:6 km
Gastronomy:Restaurant Winteregg


The glaciers have done a great job here for during the Ice Age they eroded a vast canyon in the Lauterbrunnen valley. This high-altitude trail from the Grütschalp to Mürren runs almost 1,000 metres above the valley floor. As you go, marvel at the amazing views down into the depths of the valley as well as the magnificent panorama of the peaks in the Jungfrau region. Besides the famous triple peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, you will also see several notorious north faces. The cable car goes from Lauterbrunnen up to the starting point at Grütschalp. Rising slightly at first, the trail levels off and leads through silent winter forest and meadows covered by deep snow and past the delightfully sunny Winteregg. Now parallel to the railway line, it continues to the car-free mountain village of Mürren. If you have the time, do take a detour to the panoramic revolving restaurant on the Schilthorn. Return to Lauterbrunnen either by rail and cable railway via Grütschalp or by cable railway and post bus via Stechelberg.

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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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