May 23, 2014 - 4:18 PM
in reply to jackdebear
>We were planning a hike from First to Lake Bachalpsee early June<
Very high probability that the walk will not yet be open due to snow. It usually doesn't open until mid-June. The gonodola up to First is running so you can at least go up and have a look around. The Bort children's playground is at a gondola stop about half the way up to First. You can't miss it, it is well marked and you simply get off there.
The routing you are seeing at sbb.ch is technically correct (of course) although it sounds much more complicated than it really is. Here is ,my favorite way:
1. Train from Lauterbrunnen to Grindelwald.
2. Walk through Grindelwald, admiring the views and the nice shops (including a very good bakery) along the way. This will take about 10 minutes if you don't stop. But the bakery is compelling.
3. At the end of town you will arrive at the gondola. It is on your left.
4. Get on gondola, go to Bort or all the way up to First