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Bachalpsee Lake

Grindelwald, Switzerland
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A bit overrated

This might not be the popular opinion but as an experienced adventurer and hiker, this was a bit of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Apurva N
Helsinki, Finland
Amazing views

We visited near the end of ski season and took a cable cart to first where we walked to the lake, a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wexford, Ireland
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Grindelwald, Switzerland

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This might not be the popular opinion but as an experienced adventurer and hiker, this was a bit of a let down when we reached the lake. I mean, it's a 5 km trail which takes some intense hiking at certain places. I advise periodical...More

Thank Apurva N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited near the end of ski season and took a cable cart to first where we walked to the lake, a decent pair of walking shoes/boots makes life easier along with some walking sticks but its Completely worth the snowy trek, stunning indescribable views...More

Thank fionar32
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the short hike of around an hour to reach Bachalpsee from the First gondola station. Stunning views, and if you're lucky enough to go on a calm, clear summer's day, when the surface of the lake is like glass, the view of the...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We visited First in August after a morning visit to Jungfraujoch (see our other review). The hike from First to Bachalpsee is 3 km and took us about 1 hour. Even on a cloudy day, the scenery is beautiful (see photos). It's not a very...More

2  Thank pingaroo
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Walked past the frozen lake on the trail from First to the Faulhorn. It is in a magnificent location, between spectacular mountains. I guess in the Summer it would be inviting to go for a swim after a long hike.

Thank SunriseSki
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The trekking/walk to the lake is relatively easy unless you have young kids or elderly. The views there were fantastic. Great for a sunny day

2  Thank NkSG03
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Visited in mid-Dec when the cable car to the First re-opened, and decided to visit the lake as most areas were still closed. We hadn't done any research prior to the visit and so had no idea how long it would take to walk from...More

2  Thank JWong0316
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Frozen when we were there this time, but in the summer is a great location for stunning photos reflecting the Finstererhorn (I think)

Thank johnpares
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Gorgeous walk (moderate exercise/ability - some steep, rough sections) -- we went from First Cable Car station to Bachalpsee then back down to Bort in just under 2.5 hours. Stunning views and lots of different terrain from mountain side, through forest, fields, etc.

1  Thank mjsyd
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Well worth a visit. Take you camera, hiking boots and just go and explore. You'll love the scenery and shadows of the mountains on the lake.

1  Thank AllisonTuck
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Kawee C
Hi, I plan to go to this lake on April 28 and the cable car will not open. Can I still go to this lake by the other way?
21 March 2017|
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Hi, Can anyone help me find the cost of the cable car round trip from Grindelwald as we want to do this hike. . We are driving and will park at the base of First. We have the half fare swiss passes and are traveling with children, ages 12,14, and 17. Thank you for any help in finding the information on the cost. Thank you Caroline.
28 February 2017|
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Response from Stefan H |
here is all u need : jungfrau dot ch it is not allowed to write the html code. So you understand me.
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Vanita M
Hello ! I plan to do the Faulhorn hike in a few days and am trying to find a schedule for the gondola from Grindelwald. I'm having trouble locating it online. Was it fairly easy to show up and get on to start? What time of the day did you start? Thank you !
22 February 2017|
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Response from Wendy M | Reviewed this property |
Very easy to just show up. I believe it begins running around 8 and last one at 6 pm. I would recommend starting as early as possible.