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Address: Grindelwald, Switzerland

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We stayed here in July 2013 to break the Schynige Platte - First Hike into two days. Loved the hike (though as someone else mentioned, sunscreen on hot and sunny days is highly... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
Caro M
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stayed here in July 2013 to break the Schynige Platte - First Hike into two days. Loved the hike (though as someone else mentioned, sunscreen on hot and sunny days is highly recommended, as the hike is rather exposed), but the night at the Faulhorn was average compared to other similar accommodations we stayed in (see my review for... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a must do if you are visiting Grindelwald. Depending on how fit you are, you can walk up from Grindelwald (advanced level!), or take the cablecar to First and walk to the Faulhorn from there. On your way you will pass the gorgeous Bachalpsee, the famous mountain lake which offers some amazing views too (Schreckhorn, Matterhorn, Eiger...). The... More 

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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Faulhorn is definitely a ‘must do’ if you are holidaying in the Grindelwald area. It is a tough walk to get to the top though – From First it is about 2 hours, from Schynige Plate about 3 hours and from Bussalpe around 90 minutes. It is definitely worth the effort, as there is a viewing platform with a fantastic... More 

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Dundas, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We hiked from First, stopped in Faulhorn for lunch, and then downhill to Bussalp (check bus departures to Grindelwald because it is another 2 hours down ). Just behind the restaurant is a short climb to spectacular views.

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Denver, Colorado
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Steep at times, but exhilarating. I will never forget it. This hike stands out as the finest I have ever done. Loved it and will be talking about this one for a long time. Not very crowded at all. We got to the hotel on top and had the best chocolate cake I've ever had. Thank you Faulhorn as you... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Lovely walk from first with a variety of footpath quality (i like variety). The Faulhorn had views over the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, and also down into the Interlaken valley. The clouds swooped in and out adding to the atmosphere. There are food facilities up here which I didn't use. But i was very impressed with the views from the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was a sensational alpine walk starting at 1,900 metres at Schinge Platt and finishing at First. The descent from Faulhorn to the lakes was quite steep and I would not want to do it in reverse. The trail is well marked and not too difficult, even for 60+ legs. Highly recommended

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We took the Firstbahn from Grindelwald and hiked to the Alpbachsee. The climb gets a little more strenuous up to the Faulhorn but the path is wide and smooth. The Lodge at the top of Faulhorn is quaint and the owners very friendly, we had a lovely slice of chocolate torte and a coffee on the outdoor patio and took... More 

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Wotton-Under-Edge
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Was a good walk from First but some paths still covered in snow so tricky in part and unfortunately cloud coevr came down so didn't get to experince the views that I am sure woudl have made it a good trek!

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Perth
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I opted for the Schynige Platte to FIrst route which includes Mt Faulhorn. It is an outstanding hike with wonderful views of both the Alps, including the big 3 mountains as well as the valley which includes Interlaken and Lakes Brienz and Thun. The hike is approximately 17kms but is well sign posted the enture way, even when there is... More 

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