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Panoramic view!

Panoramic view!

View onto the lake of Brienz

View onto the lake of Brienz

Another view

Another view

Europes oldest mountain hostel: Faulhorn

Europes oldest mountain hostel: Faulhorn

Lake of Bachalp

Lake of Bachalp

Tour description

Classical footpath to the oldest mountain hotel in Europe - incomparable walk at an altitude above the tree line. The wonderful contrast of the snow-capped Alpine peaks set against the green valleys of the Lütschine and Aare rivers. Also worth mentioning are the Alpine Gardens on the Schynige Platte with over 500 local varieties of Alpine flowers, the two-hour panoramic loop trail affording fabulous views down to the lakes Brienz and Thun, the Alpine lakes Sägistal and Bachalp which are so different in their nature, at 170 years Europe’s oldest mountain hotel Faulhorn, and finally also the overwhelming views of Grindelwald’s mountains from First. Entirely natural footpath, partly in rock and over scree.

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Places along the route: Schynige Platte - Oberberg - Louchera - Güwtürli - Egg - Männdlenen - Faulhorn - Bachsee - First


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Tour history (B01302)

First published: Freitag, 19. Oktober 2007

Last updated: Donnerstag, 17. März 2016

Tour published by: Presented by www.grindelwald.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 16.1 km | Time requirement: 5¾ h
Ascent: 897 m | Descent: 698 m
Highest point: 2681 m.a.s.l.

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Grindelwald Tourismus
Dorfstrasse 110
Postfach 124
CH-3818 Grindelwald
Tel: +41 (0) 33 854 12 12
Fax: +41 (0) 33 854 12 10
E-mail: touristcenter@grindelwald.ch
Internet: www.grindelwald.ch