Grutschalp - Winteregg - MurrenWalk 8002
Canton - Bern / Berne - Jungfrau Region
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 4.5 km / 2.8 miles
Ascent - 150 metres / 495 feet
Descent - nominal or unknown
Time - 1.50 hours
Grade - easy
This easy walk makes an ideal short excursion. The path runs alongside the railway that links Grütschalp with the traffic free village of Mürren. Winteregg, the halfway point, has the benefit of a restaurant so you can make this a very leisurely half day excursion enjoying excellent views all the way.
Start - the upper station of the Lauterbrunnen to Grutschalp cablecar, which takes just 4 minutes to complete the 690 metre height difference. The service runs frequently and connects with trains to and from Murren. See Transport Map for the Jungfrau Region.
End - the railway station in Mürren where regular trains take you back to Grütschalp with connections to Lauterbrunnen.
Exit the cablecar station and turn left. Cross the railway tracks to reach a broad path. Turn left and keeping the railway on your left, continue south parallel to the narrow gauge railway tracks. Far below to your left is the Lauterbrunnen valley with the resort of Wengen and the Männlichen ridge beyond. The path climbs steadily but remains easy to reach Winteregg with its restaurant, dairy farm and ski-lift.
The highlight of the walk is the view to the Jungfrau (4158m), Mönch (4107 m) and Eiger (3970 m). This trio of superb mountains and their glaciers hold your attention for most of the walk. The gradual climb continues until you near Mürren station. This les on the northern end of the village with the cluster of shops, hotels and chalets occupying a ledge some 700 metres above the valley floor.
Landeskarte der Schweiz - 1:50000 - Sheet SW 5004 - Berner Oberland
Landeskarte der Schweiz - 1:25000 - Sheet SW 2520 - Jungfrau Region
Wanderkarte - Wengen, Mürren & Lauterbrunnental - 1:40000
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