Aug 9, 2012 - 11:13 PM
Actually we were just there at the end of June 2012 - If you'd like a little longer hike (downhill) you can get off the Jungfraubahn at Eigergletscher station (just above Kleine Scheidegg) and walk down to Kleine Scheidegg (lunch?), then on to Mannlichen. Maybe they've repaired it by now, but when we hiked that "500 feet of vertical ascent over 3 miles" between Kleine Scheidegg and Mannlichen, about the first 0.5 miles of that "easy route" was closed due to a rockslide - the detour was quite arduous, narrow and two-way traffic on a very popular route that we felt made it more dangerous and stressful than what we expected. A month or more hence I assume that the regular path is open again, but I don't know how to check - maybe the moderators know somebody to call. In any case, the views are wonderful and ever-changing the entire walk. I would highly recommend it.