Intro

People seeking a thrill will find one here in the Haslital valley on the Bernese side of the Grimsel Pass. A monstrous climb of maximum 106 percent indisputably makes this funicular railway the steepest in Europe.

Both the ascent and descent in the open carriages are an adventure by themselves. But we still recommend you to take a round hike (with good hiking footwear) over the Grimsel granite rocks to the Gelmersee lake (2 hours). And it’s good to know that rigidly descending rock faces are secured with railings.

The sportive get underway on the descent back to Handegg via Chüenzentennlen and old Grimselweg trail with "Hählen platte." But be sure to stop and absorb the breathtaking view over the hanging bridge and Handeggfall region before moving on (Connection from Hotel Handeck to the Gelmerbahn mountain railway).
Altitude: 1859m
Accessibility:
Train from Interlaken Ost or Lucerne to Meiringen, Postbus to Handegg (Postbus connection also from Oberwald above the Grimsel Pass), funicular raiway to the Gelmersee lake
View: Over the Grimsel Pass and Haslital valley to the granite mountains that lay opposite
Attractions: Open-top funicular rail carriages, trips round the lake, hanging bridge over the Handeggfall
Culinary aspects: By the Gelmersee lake: Back-pack picnics topped with pristine nature
Hotel Handeck restaurant
Overnight stays: Hotel and Handeck Nature Resort: 33 Double rooms, 3 single rooms, 3 four-bed rooms; 32-degree-warm outdoor pool
Groups: on request (Grimselwelt)
Winter: closed (railway and Hotel Handeck)
Special comments: Additional info, also on the hotel at: grimselwelt.ch

Partner

General information

Show Technical information content
Time required
4 to 8 hours (full day)
Suitable for children with age
10 to 13 years, 14+ years
Weather
Outdoor
Category
Active, Adventure, Education, Nature

Discover the surroundings

Contact

Grimselwelt
Grimselstrasse 19
3862 Innertkirchen
Switzerland

Phone  +41 (0)33 982 26 26
welcome@grimselwelt.ch
grimselwelt.ch

Overview

Hint

Overview
Guttannen
Bern Region
Show on map

Contact

Grimselwelt
Grimselstrasse 19
3862 Innertkirchen
Phone  +41 (0)33 982 26 26
grimselwelt.ch

Travel information: Guttannen

Current Offers

  • Oberwald Rhone Route

    5 nights, Departure: Oberwald, Destination: Genf, 5 Nights in Double room, Breakfast, Transport of luggage per... from CHF 879
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room
    valid: 11.07.2020 - 31.10.2020

    Learn more about Rhone Route
  • Hasliberg Day conference rate of CHF 94

    The package at CHF 94 per person includes: - Seminar room and equipment - Nespresso machine in the...
    Offer details

    Price per person/package
    valid: 11.07.2020 - 31.12.2020

    Learn more about Day conference rate of CHF 94
  • Meiringen-Hasliberg Enjoy active break

    2 nights, 2 Nights in Double room with on-floor shower, breakfast buffet, 2 x evening meal per person per... from CHF 195
    Offer details

    Double room with on-floor shower
    valid: 11.07.2020 - 30.09.2020

    Learn more about Enjoy active break
  • Melchsee-Frutt Meeting on the rocks!

    1 night, This package is available for small-scale seminars. The price includes one overnight stay and a... from CHF 319
    Offer details

    Price per person/package
    valid: 11.07.2020 - 18.10.2020

    Learn more about Meeting on the rocks!
  • Meiringen-Hasliberg Enjoy Summer in the mountains

    3 nights, 3 Nights in Double room, Half-board, Ticket for 3 Tage freie Fahrt auf allen Bergbahnen am Hasliberg... from CHF 519
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room
    valid: 11.07.2020 - 24.10.2020

    Learn more about Enjoy Summer in the mountains
  • Hasliberg Enjoy Summer in Hasliberg

    7 nights, 7 Nights in holiday apartment, No board, Entrance to indoor swimming pool, free baby equipment hire,... from CHF 840
    Offer details

    holiday apartment
    valid: 15.08.2020 - 19.09.2020

    Learn more about Enjoy Summer in Hasliberg
  • Hasliberg Two-day seminar rate of CHF 345

    Rate of CHF 345 per person includes: - Seminar room with complete seminar infrastructure for two...
    Offer details

    Price per person/package
    valid: 11.07.2020 - 31.12.2020

    Learn more about Two-day seminar rate of CHF 345
  • Gadmen Unwind and relax in the mountains

    1 night, 1 Night in Double room with on-floor shower, breakfast buffet, Aperitif per person per stay, , Free... from CHF 80
    Offer details

    Double room with on-floor shower
    valid: 11.07.2020 - 31.10.2020

    Learn more about Unwind and relax in the mountains