Hikes from Lauterbrunnen
Following are just a few recommended hikes, but you can also “Mix and match” any of the destinations to suit your taste. Note that there are over 500km of marked hiking trails in the entire Jungfrau region
Lauterbrunnen – Stechelberg
Mürren – Alp Oberberg
Isenfluh – Mürren
Mürren – Rotstockhütte
Take the slightly uphill access road from Mürren via Gimmela to Spielbodenalp. A rewarding 30 minute diversion takes you to the Stunning Sprutz Falls. A steep windy path leads high up to Bryndli (1hr). An almost level, high- Alpine track brings you to the Rotstock hut on Poganggenalp (1 hr).
Return Route: via Wasenegg, Schiltalp and Gimmela back to Mürren.
Wengen – Kl. Scheidegg
A classic pass route, with magnificent views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and deep into the unspoilt Trummelbach Valley. The path leads along the terrace at the foot of the Männlichen mountain chain through shady forests and Alpine meadows, climbing gently over the Allmend to Wengernalp (1873 m), around the slopes of the Lauberhorn to Kleine Scheidegg (2061 m). Walk to the Männlichen plateau along the easy panorama path or hike to the Eiger Glacier and take the “Eiger Trail” down to Alpiglen. Marvel at the unusual morainic landscape along the trail.
Schilthorn – Mürren
Following the route taken by the Inferno Race skiers, we make the steep descent from the Schilthorn summit, crossing Seewlifuhre to Grauseeli near Birg. The trail then follows the Mürrenbach stream through the Engetal Valley to the Schilthorn hut and on through the Kanonenrohr (cannon barrel) over the Höhelücke into the beautiful Blumental. From here, it’s an easy hike on the panorama path down to Wengen, with fabulous views of the village and the Jungfrau massif.
Gimmelwald – Tanzbödeli
From Gimmelwald the path takes you through the Sefinental Valley to Tal, and then climbs steeply via Busenbrand to Busenalp at the foot of the Spitzhorn (2hrs). The route is marked by the “Busenfiir”, site of the Swiss National Day bonfire on 1st August. Then a 30 minute uphill stretch, rewarded by magnificent views from the Tanzboden plateau.Stechelberg – Oberhornsee
5 hours; Stechelberg – Hotel Obersteinberg – Oberhorn – Oberhornsee – Läger
From Stechelberg, an easy, slightly uphill hike through the wild, romantic valley to Trachsellauenen, with its mountain hotel and restaurant (1hr). The trail then climbs more steeply along the left side of the valley, either via Ammerten to the Hotel Tschingelhorn and on to Hotel Obersteinberg (1 hrs), or directly to Obersteinberg via Schurboden and the Tschingel Lütschine. From Obersteinberg, a narrow footpath leads up to the Oberhornsee Lake (2065 m) in the Breithorn Nature Reserve (2 hrs).
Return route: via Schafläger, with a detour to Läger, directly below the Schmadribach Falls and back to Stechelberg.
Lauterbrunnen – Männlichen
The climb is particularly recommended in the early morning in the shade of the Männlichen, when deer and chamois (“Barwengi”) can be observed close to the path. Once on the Männlichen plateau a good footpath leads to the summit of the Männlichen.
Lauterbrunnen – Wengen – Parwengi – Männlichen Gipfel
1 day hike: Männlichen – Itramen – Große Scheidegg
This wonderful Alpine hike first follows the gondola route from the Männlichen plateau (2222 m), down to Hohlenstein (1624 m), the middle station of the aerial cableway (1 hrs). Then down via Itramenalp to Grindelwald Grund (942 m), total hiking time 3 hrs. Enjoy a stroll through Grindelwald before beginning the uphill hike along the foot of the mighty Wetter- horn to Grosse Scheidegg (1962 m). This wonderful 3 hr stretch forms part of the “Swiss Alpine Pass Route”.