Aug 23, 2014 - 1:52 AM
in reply to tina28
You don't really need maps for any of these trails as they are well-marked. But, if you would prefer to have maps anyway you can buy them after you arrive.
A couple of comments on your plans:
Schilthorn: I'm assuming you are hiking up from Mürren? If so, it's "only" about 4,000 feet of vertical ascent from there but it's 7,000 from Lauterbrunnen or Stechelberg. I wouldn't recommend hiking down. It is very steep in places and will just beat up your knees.
Eigergletscher down to Grindelwald is a LONG way down, like 4,000 feet of vertical descent. Another knee killer
Grindelwald up to First is 3500 feet of ascent, just so you know. The trail out to Bachsee is pretty flat, only about 300 feet of ascent.
Websites with additional information on hikes are activityworkshop.net and walkingswitzerland.com