Mannlichen - Kleine ScheideggWalk 8026
Canton - Bern / Berne - Jungfrau Region
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 4.5 km / 2.8 miles
Ascent - 50 metres / 165 feet
Descent - 200 metres / 660 feet
Time - 1.25 hours
Grade - easy
This easy, and very busy, walk offers superb views to the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau plus other peaks in the Grindelwald area including the Wetterhorn and Schreckhorn.
Start the top station of either the gondola cableway from Grindelwald or the cable car from Wengen. See Transport Map for the Jungfrau Region.
End Kleine Scheidegg station from where trains to Grindelwald and Wengen operate.
From the top station of either cableway at Männlichen make the short walk north to the summit of the Männlichen. Despite its modest appearance the Männlichen offers a grand panorama with the view to Schynige Platte and the Faulhorn amongst my favourite views in this area.
Having enjoyed the view, no doubt shared with countless others, head back towards the cableway stations and continue walking south along the broad path. This stays on the Grindelwald side of the ridge, by-passing the intermediate minor peaks of Tschuggen and the Lauberhorn to reach the busy station and hotel complex that constitutes Kleine Scheidegg.
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