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Via Alpina Green Route C10: Grindelwald to Lauterbrunnen

Bernese Oberland

Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren

Kleine Scheidegg/Männlichen

The highlight of this 21km section is the climb up the Kleine Scheidegg where you get glorious views over the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

Hiking Difficult

21 km
1.3 km
1.6 km
6-7 hrs
Low Point
792 m
High Point
2.3 km
Via Alpina Green Route C10: Grindelwald to Lauterbrunnen Map

From Grindelwald follow signs for the Kleiner Scheidegg along the railway track to Alpiglen. Keep climbing up through cembra pines, through the Mettla trough and up to the Kleine Schiedegg, where you’ll see as far as the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, and deep down the valley of Grindelwald, overlooked by the magnificent Wetterhorn. From the pass, start to descend down through woodland, past Wengernalp to the spa town of Wengen. The trail leads through a railway underpass, on a steep winding downhill road through woodland once again, and into a valley, across a meadow and finally, after 17km, arriving at Lauterbrunnen.



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between April and September


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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