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Region Jungfrau
UNESCO-Weltnaturerbe Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn
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C9 Meiringen » Grindelwald
  |   7h50   |   22 km   |   1377 m   |   938 m

Leave Meiringen in the direction of the Reichenbachfälle waterfalls, which gained world renown thanks to Sherlock Holmes. Head up via Rosenlaui to the Grosse Scheidegg pass. The gentle descent at the foot of the Wetterhorn leads to Grindelwald, the stage destination. It is possible to take the Meiringen-Grindelwald bus at practically every point in this stage.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
599 m
| D  3.2 km / 1h30
972 m
| A  4.8 km / 1h40
1340 m
| D  2.1 km / 0h40
1458 m
| D  4 km / 1h40
Grosse Scheidegg
1956 m
| D  4.2 km / 1h20
Hotel Wetterhorn
1231 m
| D  3.7 km / 1h00
1036 m
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Useful topographic maps
  • 255 T Sustenpass ~ Swisstopo ( 1:50'000)
  • 254 T Interlaken ~ Swisstopo ( 1:50'000)
  • Jungfrau Region 18 ~ Hallwag Kümmerly + Frey, ISBN 3-259-00886-1 ( 1:60'000)
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  • ZZ - 2023-09-16
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  • Eric db - 2022-09-14
    A un peu plus de 1 kilomètre au nord de Grosse Scheidegg en suivant la piste, au col indiqué sur la carte "Gratschärem", se trouve une cabane, ouverte, avec uniquement des bancs à l'intérieur. Peut servir d'abri ou de lieu de bivouac. Propre en 2022.
  • Arturo Ciórraga - 2020-06-21
    Etapa bonita, al pie del Wetterhorn y del glaciar Rosenlaui, pero el sendero está destrozado por el tráfico de bicicletas. Para corregir la erosión producida por estas, se han añadido toneladas de grava, que han desnaturalizado y adulterado el antiguo bonito sendero de montaña
  • Via Alpina - 2017-07-13
    Betriebszeiten 2016 – 2017 Gasthaus Zwirgi

    Nebensaison: September - Mai
    Hauptsaison: Juni – August

    September – Mai: Montag und Dienstag
    Juni – August: Täglich geöffnet

    April: 2 Wochen Montag, 17.04.2017 bis Dienstag, 02. 05.2017
    November: 3 Wochen Montag, 30.10.2017 bis Freitag, 24.11.2017

    Hauptsaison DZ mit Bad: CHF 85.- pro Person / Nacht, inkl. Frühstück und Postautofreikarte / exkl. Kurtaxe
    Nebensaison DZ mit Bad: CHF 65.- pro Person / Nacht, inkl. Frühstück und Postautofreikarte / exkl. Kurtaxe

    Hauptsaison DZ 3 + 4 (teilen sich ein Bad):
    CHF 70.- pro Person / Nacht, inkl. Frühstück und Postautofreikarte / exkl. Kurtaxe

    Nebensaison DZ 3+4 (teilen sich ein Bad):
    CHF 50.- pro Person / Nacht, inkl. Frühstück und Postautofreikarte / exkl. Kurtaxe
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Opening hours 2016 - 2017 Gasthaus Zwirgi Low season: September - May High season: June - August Closed: September - May: Monday and Tuesday June - August: Open daily Annual closing: April: 2 weeks Monday, 17.04.2017 to Tuesday, 02. 05.2017 November: 3 weeks Monday, 30.10.2017 to Friday, 24.11.2017 Prices: High season double room with bath: CHF 85.- per person / night, incl. Breakfast and postal bus ticket / excl. Visitor's tax Low season double room with bath: CHF 65.- per person / Night, incl. Breakfast and postal bus ticket / excl. City tax DZ 3 + 4 (share a bath): CHF 70.- per person / night, incl. Breakfast and postal bus ticket / excl. Local tax low season DZ 3 + 4 (sharing Bath): CHF 50.- per person / night, incl. Breakfast and postal bus ticket / excl. Visitor's tax
  • tof - 2015-01-20
    Trieste-Monaco le 30/08/14
    Belle étape jusqu'à Rosenlaui, après c'est magique, on côtoie les géants.

    Nuit à Grindelwald, toutes commodités; camping Eigernordwand -Bodenstrasse 4 vers GRUND. Accueil sympa, douche non payante.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Trieste-Monaco on 08/30/14 Beautiful Rosenlaui step until after it's magic, it alongside the giants. Overnight in Grindelwald, all amenities; camping Eigernordwand -Bodenstrasse 4 to GRUND. Friendly welcome, no charge shower.
  • Andreas - 2014-07-20
    Ab der Grossen Scheidegg kann man auch bequem den Mountain Panorama Trail zum First (2167 m) wandern. Dabei geniesst man eine Top Aussicht . Ab First entweder nach Grindelwald runterwandern oder die Gondelbahn nehmen. Übernachtungstip für Wanderer mit Zelt: Camping Gletscherdorf! Klasse Besitzer, sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit und dazu sehr ruhige, saubere Anlage!
    Automatic translation [Google]
    From the Grosse Scheidegg you can also easily reach the Mountain Panorama Trail to the ridge (2167 m) walk. Here you can enjoy a top prospect. From First to Grindelwald either walk down or take the cable car. Übernachtungstip for hikers with tent: Camping Glacier village! Class owner, very friendly and helpful and a very quiet, clean facility!
  • Thierry M - 2013-12-29
    Monaco - Trieste
    Grindelwald - Grosse Scheidegg about 4h going up slowly
    From Grosse Scheidegg, Meiringen is marked 3h45 down
    In Meiringen there are 2 campingplatz off via alpina (about 2km). Expensive alpigen camping was 33CHF for 2PAX
  • mcccliv - 2011-01-12
    Stayed at Grindelwald hostel
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Stayed at Grindelwald hostel
  • Diem - 2010-07-22
    Die Gehzeiten nach Wegweiser gelten nur für die Gehrichtung Grindelwald - Meiringen.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Walking times to guide apply only to the walking direction Grindelwald - Meiringen.
  • Leo Viëtor - 2010-07-12
    It is very long hike. And it can be hot along the lower part. I did not make it to the Grosse Scheidegg pass due to lack of preparation and bad weather.
  • Via Alpina International Secretariat - 2009-08-27
    Die Etappenbeschreibung haben wir soeben korrigiert! Besten Dank für Ihre Meldung und freundliche Grüße - Nathalie Morelle, Via Alpina Internationales Sekretariat
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The stage description we have just corrected! Thank you for your message and kind regards - Nathalie Morelle, Via Alpina International Secretariat
  • Diem - 2009-08-25
    Gehzeiten nach Wegweiser: Aufstieg 3h20, Abstieg 3h45. Falsche Etappenbeschreibung (wie C10)!
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Time required to sign: 3:20 ascent, descent 3:45. Wrong Stage description (such as C10)!
Last update : 2019-12-19