From the mountain station of the First cable car on a leisurely gravel path with a gentle up and down towards Bachalpsee!
Stop at this place and marvel at the magnificent mountains around you.
Then walk along an easy mountain path to the Waldspitz. From there comfortably by bus back to Grindelwald.
July 27, 2015
The hike starts with a comfortable cable car ride from Grindelwald to the First mountain station. First, a short, but sizable climb up to the rubber hut must be mastered.
The sharply jagged peaks of the Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn and Finsteraarhorn on the opposite side of the valley are in striking contrast to the lovely flower meadows that line the trail. More or less even way you can reach after a short hike from the Gummihütte to Bachalpsee. In the blue jewel of the Bernese Alps, the majestic Schreckhorn is reflected in windless conditions. Extensive meadows and numerous benches invite you to take a long break in front of an overwhelming panorama.
Behind the lake, the Säumerweg leads uphill towards the Burghi hut. Passing two shelters you reach the bottom of the alley. The old mountain hotel Faulhorn, from which you can experience magnificent sunrises and sunsets, is only a few ways further up. The viewpoint Faulhorn offers an overwhelming view of all mountain giants of the Bernese Oberland. Opposite the view sweeps over the foothills of the Alps, the Emmental, the middle and the Jura up to the Baden Black Forest and the Alsatian Vosges. Seven Swiss lakes are visible: east of Lake Zug and Lake Lucerne, at the foot of Lake Brienz and Lake Thun, and to the west of Lake Biel, Lake Murten and Lake Neuchâtel.
The Berghotel Faulhorn (meaning lazy rock), 2,681 m, is the oldest mountain hotel in Switzerland. From up here you can enjoy an overwhelming 360 ° panorama. Almost unchanged, the mountain hotel has survived since its construction in 1830. It was an admirable achievement for the time and deserves our respect today.
July 18, 2019
The Bachalpsee - widely used name for the Bachsee - is a picturesque little mountain lake on the ridge above Grindelwald in the Bernese Alps. It lies at 2265 m above sea level. M. and consists of two parts, separated by a small natural dam, the lower part of which is seven meters lower. From its banks there is a wonderful panorama of the mountains further south covered with eternal ice, including the Wetterhorn (3692 m), Schreckhorn (4078 m) and Finsteraarhorn (4274 m). The area around the lake is a moorland of national importance, through which the Mühlebach meanders.
July 26, 2020
Extremely beautiful path and place. It makes sense to walk a bit more on the top around the lake. One moment with the black expert path: in the beginning (On 1.3km) it tells to go right and then take path to the left. But that path is for mountain bikes, not for hiking. It is small and bikes may appear. I would recommend to go strait forward on 1.3km, do not turn right, follow yellow sign Wanderweg. Also, on the way back there is no need to turn left on 14.4km, you can follow sign Grindewald, turn right and take an alteration path. This path is nice and it takes similar time.
July 26, 2019
Watch the char swimming in the shallows. Beautiful fish. Grab a drink of water and a snack...the climb to Faulhorn is fairly steep from here and the extra calories and hydration will serve you well. Don't forget to turn around on your way up and look at Bachalpsee from above. You can see variations in the depth of the water so the colors aren't always the same.
November 16, 2018
A relatively easy (circular) hike and easy to commit even for inexperienced hikers. In addition, the hiking time is manageable. However, there are no places to stop along the way (up to the Bachalpsee) (only at the First), so bring a picnic at best!
Further information: teddy-b.ch/tipp-der-woche/rundwanderung-first-bachalpsee-first-be-first-love
September 19, 2021
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