Nov 20, 2018 - 2:27 AM
in reply to pkerr
I did the hike from Grutschalp to Murren via Winteregg, stopping for a beer and a slice of apricot pie. The hike is fairly easy to do. A bit of an uphill climb at the beginning in spots but not difficult. There are two trails though. After leaving the cable car and starting the hike, after the gate (for the cows) take the trail to the left. I was told that was less difficult. The scenery is just spectacular. The sun was out the whole time with the Jungfrau and the Monch. The Eiger had its top in a cloud the whole time but, again it was a spectacular 2 hours or so. The cable car is directly across from the train station after coming down from Wengen. The train ride to/from Wengen is amazing too. Sit on the left side (going down from Wengen) for an awesome view of the valley below, and the Staubach Falls. I took the cable car to Gimmelwald (from Murren) and to Stechelberg and the bus back to Lauterbrunnen. From there I went into Interlaken and the Harder Kulm which is also beautiful.
I also did the hike from the Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg. That was the next day, before I left Wengen for Luzern. That too, was an easy hike and also stunning, in spite of the cloudy day. The Eiger was there the whole time, but the day was overcast. Still amazing though. Seeing the Eiger the whole time was just amazing to look at the whole time. I basically ran out of time and wanted to do so much more. There are tons of trails in the region, but those are the two I could fit in.
The Mannlichen cable car was, I believe half off with my Swiss Travel Pass. The train back to Wengen from Kleine Sheidegg was not, I believe it was 18 or 20 Francs.
In Zermatt, don’t miss the Gornergrat. Some hiking up there, but the scenery is just unbelievable. I was up there for about two and a half hours, including watching the sun go down right over the Matterhorn’s shoulder. Stunning! Simply stunning!! There is a lot to do in Zermatt also, as far as hiking. You have plenty of time to research that before you go. Explore the many links that are on this web-site, you will be happy you did. September is a fantastic time of year to go. I missed the crowds and the weather was spot on. You’re going to love it. Happy trails.