Kleine Scheidegg - AlpiglenWalk 8028
Canton - Bern / Berne - Jungfrau Region
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 4.0 km / 2.5 miles
Ascent - nominal or unknown
Descent - 445 metres / 1469 feet
Time - 1.00 hours
Grade - easy
The path connecting Kleine Scheidegg to Alpiglen offers some wonderful views to the north face of the Eiger. The views ahead over Grindelwald are also good.
Start Kleine Scheidegg station, which is served by trains from Grindelwald, Wengen and Lauterbrunnen. See Transport Map for the Jungfrau Region.
End Alpiglen station for trains to Grindelwald or Wengen (via Kleine Scheidegg)
Kleine Scheidegg is rarely quiet and generally bustles from morning to late afternoon. The path to Alpiglen starts at the rear of the station building adjacent to the platform from where trains to Grindelwald depart. Initially the path shadows the railway as it descends into the valley. Soon it drifts away from the railway to reach the first junction where you bear right.
The path continues to meander downhill to the cluster of buildings at Mettla. From here the onward route is never in doubt as you maintain a steady descent towards Alpiglen station crossing the railway a short way from the end of the walk. In the afternoon descending trains to Grindelwald can be busy. However on busy days some trains start empty at Alpiglen.
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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