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BrianMc
BrianMc
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Apr 16, 2015 - 4:04 AM

I have been working to narrow down a hut to hut route from Grindelwald to Murren for four nights, but am really unsure of what huts are along this route, if any. I am flexible in terms of adding or shortening the distance based on how much time will allow with the trip. I am also very interested in spending one night at the Obersteinburg Inn.

Can anyone suggest routes to take in this area that would lead me to huts in which I could stay overnight?

Thank you!

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Annika
Annika
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Apr 17, 2015 - 6:05 AM

Hi BrianMc,

Our website offers day hike suggestions here. These can be part of the routes you may wish to include. Huts can be found on sac-cas.ch. With four nights, you have plenty of time and I suppose you can do a detour. A start could be Grindelwald to First to Faulhorn (a hotel) to Schynige Platte. The best time for such hikes is July to September.

jackdebear
jackdebear
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Apr 17, 2015 - 5:16 PM
Excellent suggestion about the First to Shynige Platte detour, scenery wise.
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Apr 17, 2015 - 9:08 PM in reply to Annika
Annika said:

Hi BrianMc,

Our website offers day hike suggestions here. These can be part of the routes you may wish to include. Huts can be found on sac-cas.ch. With four nights, you have plenty of time and I suppose you can do a detour. A start could be Grindelwald to First to Faulhorn (a hotel) to Schynige Platte. The best time for such hikes is July to September.

Annika -

How would you go from Schynige Platte onward? It seems to me that you should be going in the other direction?

Not that I know anything about the SAC huts' locations. ;-(

Annika
Annika
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Apr 18, 2015 - 10:19 AM

Hi all,

There are many options. What fits best depends on whether you mind sections of train/cable car, sections of valley versus mountains only, staying in an hotel for a night rather than huts only, and which trails are acceptable. From Schynige Platte (there's a hotel there), one could walk down or take the cogwheel train, then up to the Lobhorn hut (not catered) for example. Or just as far as Isenfluh/Sulwald.

jackdebear
jackdebear
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Apr 19, 2015 - 1:13 PM in reply to Annika
Lobhornhutte is catered to mid October but it probably won't fit into your schedule as I understand it.
BrianMc
BrianMc
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Apr 19, 2015 - 4:25 PM in reply to Annika

Thanks Annika and to all of you for suggestions and help! There seemed to be so many routes and huts, I was getting a little overwhelmed in the planning. I think I'm on track now ... definitely open to any other suggestions!

Thanks again!

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