Mar 24, 2017 - 1:15 PM
in reply to SarasotaPaul
There are many trails or walks of varying difficulty and "scenicness" in the region near the Jungfrau.
In my opinion, and that of many other, including Rick Steves ;-), one of the best easy walks in Switzerland and also one of the best walks without any qualifications to the word "best" is the walk from Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg. Mr. Steves agrees with me when I say that the walk should only be done in that direction, mainly because the psychological effect of the Eiger growing over you as you make the walk is a key feature. As a plus, it is mildly down hill in that direction. A nickname for the trail is "The Grannies' Trail." However, Swiss grannies do it up hill with boots on in half the time that you or I would manage. If you walk it in the reverse direction, you will constantly stop to turn around and look, get a sore neck, and still not get the same impression.
A few of the images I posted before are from up there.
When you get off the lift from Wengen ( my preferred route, since I like Wengen) if you turn right, you begin the walk and pass the restaurant.
Here is a little light reading about Wengen:
If you turn left, you have a short. steep climb to the peak "Männlichen Gipfel" ( "Gipfel in this context means peak or summit) from which point the panorama shown before was taken.
I've attached some images from up there. Some may be duplicates.
If you do take a car, I recommend that you park in the garage at Lauterbrunnen. It used to be cheap, maybe 4 or 6 CHF per day, but the last time I was there for about 24 hours, they stuck me with a bill for 17CHF. They did ask how long I was staying, and directed me to a level where i don't usually park......next time I'll say "a week" and see what happens. Grindelwald is the next best option. The only other place is Stechelberg). Easy access to Schilthorn and Wengen and Jungfrau. However, from Bern, the train ride is quite pleasant.
Last modified on Mar 24, 2017 - 1:19 PM by Slowpoke
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