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Bachalpsee

Bachalpsee

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  • Schmassi

    Beautiful view. The Bachalpsee with the reflection of the mountains

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    • September 10, 2018

  • Arno

    Very nice photos. Compliment!

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    • October 18, 2018

  • Sonja

    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.

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    • July 26, 2020

  • Elke

    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.

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    • July 27, 2015

  • Thomas 🖤🤍💚

    Beautifully situated with a wonderful panorama of the Jungfrau massif.
    The best way to enjoy the landscape and the atmosphere is to hike here after "the rush hour". In the late afternoon or really very early it is not so crowded.

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    • July 26, 2020

  • Stefvi

    Beautiful little mountain lake, in the middle of spring still partially frozen.

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    • May 26, 2017

  • William Waters

    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

  • Jens Helmecke

    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.

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    • July 18, 2019

  • Alexander

    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

  • Stefvi

    Small, beautiful mountain lake. Frozen in the spring, but still fantastic.

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    • May 26, 2017

  • Jens Helmecke

    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.

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    • July 18, 2019

  • Jens Helmecke

    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.

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    • July 18, 2019

  • Heidi

    The Bachalpsee already has an impressive size !! Through an overflow, is located below a small part of the Bachalpsee.

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    • October 7, 2019

  • Fabian Kuenzel

    Deep blue lake between green meadows and glaciers in the background. Absolutely stunning scenery.

    • June 16, 2020

  • Anette D.

    Very nice lake! Easy to reach for everyone in 1 hour! Don't forget warm clothes, there is always a fresh wind here ...

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    • June 25, 2020

  • Giacomo

    beautiful relaxing place 50 minutes walk from First

    • August 16, 2020

  • Manuel

    Wonderful photo subject with the mountain panorama in the background. Invites you to linger and have a picnic.

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    • September 9, 2020

  • jjc

    Also called Bachsee on some maps or signposts. The ascent from Bussalp is not so crowded. In the middle part exciting crossing of rocks with a small hut as a shelter for the break.

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    • September 22, 2020

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Location: Grindelwald, Interlaken, Interlaken-Oberhasli, Espace Mittelland, Switzerland

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