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Faulhorn

Grindelwald, Switzerland
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Grindelwald
Type: Lookouts, Landmarks
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Basel, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
19 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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
20 helpful votes 20 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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Reading, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

nThe path from Schynige Platte to Faulhorn the Faulhornwag is one of the outstanding ridge walks of the Alps. My only bit of advice, don't drink the coffee if it is shipped in by helicopter.

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