First Cliff Walk by Tissot
First Cliff Walk by Tissot
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8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
This jaw-dropping metal walkway is suspended from the mountainside at the top of Grindelwald First, a feat of Swiss engineering. Admire the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys below along First Cliff Walk, which takes about 10 to 15 minutes to finish. For the best chance of clear days and far-reaching views, you can check the real-time weather online via webcam before visiting. To get there, you'll have to take a 25-minute gondola ride from Grindelwald and then another 5-minute walk to the cliff walk. While you're there, you can also hike to Lake Bachalpsee, and then descend the mountain by zipline or mountain cart. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Ratika Kapoor
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India99 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great View but Expensive
    Part of the Jungfrau region attraction. This is a hair raising cliff walk lasting for 10 - 15 mins. We booked our ticket in advance and it included a cable to and from ride from the Grindelwald first station to the top. There is also the option to visit the Bachalpsee lake which is another 1 hour to and fro trek for the cliff walk. It was a great experience though I found this attraction a little over priced. We took an early morning trip so it was less crowded. The photo point is extremely crowded if you have to take a pic.
    Thank you for taking the time to share your fantastic experience at First - Top of Adventure! We would like to highlight that the Cliff Walk can be enjoyed free of charge. Your jungfrau.ch team
    Written July 7, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 28, 2023
  • Snowball's adventure
    Barnet, United Kingdom7,071 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most amazing cliff walk ever!
    I have to say First Cliff Walk is possibly the best attraction on the First Mountain. This 300m metal walkway is hanging along the First cliff, where at some parts you'd have to lower your head to avoid the rocks to walk past. Despite the foggy weather which made us unable to see much underneath or the mountains around us, the walk experience was amazing. The day we visited was on a quiet morning in early May, we were lucky that there weren't many tourists so we could just stroll up and down the walkway as many times as we like. (We spent about half an hour on the walkway to take pictures, which usually would only took 10-15 minutes to finish the walk.) We didn't even need to queue to the elevated viewing platform which was just truly amazing. (As I've seen some pictures of the long queue during the summer!) Despite the fact that we couldn't see anything as it was all white and fog out there we still had an incredible time! Highly Recommended!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 31, 2023
  • jenniferlee
    Vancouver Island, Canada71 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fun adventure for the family
    This is a really fun walk with beautiful views! The price to get up in the gondola is a bit steep. The walk itself is pretty short but there are many other hiking trails around to explore. We walked most of the way down the mountain stopping for fondue at the mountain playground! Beautiful setting and delicious food
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Gordon H
    Glasgow, United Kingdom41 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not as I expected, but great views
    The cliff walk itself is free, but most people will have to pay to get up the mountain by cable car. I expected the actual cliff walk to be longer and higher than it was. There are some great views however, so it was kind of worth it for that. We went up at 9am, and got some lovely views from the cable car on the way up as well as when we were up there. If you want a pic at the very end of the cliff walk, be prepared to wait. There was a queue to get selfies with the Eiger in the background, and some people took ages with multiple selfies and group photos. I guess in the age of social media and entitled people, keeping a queue waiting ages while you take hundreds of shots of pouting and hair flicking is to be expected. Still, it was a nice trip and I am glad I did it.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 13, 2023
  • AKT56
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Experience
    It was a foggy day at the top of the Jungfraujoch, so decided to take in Grindelwald and the First Walk. It was a thrilling walk and the views were spectacular. The only bad experience occurred at the end, where everyone is trying to take pictures at the extended viewing platform. A number of people were inconsiderate and spent way to much time. There should be a guide there to ensure people move along. We had to wait almost an hour to get our turn. It should only take a few minutes to take a couple of pictures and move along. It appeared a few groups spent at least 15 to 20 minutes to take pictures, Then fix their hair, did not like the pictures they took and then took some more. Very inconsiderate to the people waiting behind.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 15, 2023
  • retiredhaha
    New Jersey2,062 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice day trip
    We walked from Hotel Caprice to the gondola station, which took approximately 12 minutes by foot. We purchased the ticket at the automated kiosk, then hopped on gondola for the 25 minute ride to the cliff. The wait time at the cliff was bearable; thirty minutes then you tried to expedite the photo session with your love ones.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Departure14105573813
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique experience
    Myself, my partner and our 18 month old had a great time on the cliff walk. It was very safe and our daughter was able to walk freely along the metal path without us feeling worried. It was also plenty big enough for us to push our stroller along too. You do have to be patient with people taking a considerable amount of time taking multiple photos so can take about 30 mins to get across. The views were breathtaking along the walk, however we skipped walking out to the very end as there was a very long and slow moving queue which didn’t seem worth it.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 27, 2023
  • Arthur M
    Hamilton, Canada1,418 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trust Swiss engineering! Long lineups for a picture at the viewpoint, but all worth it!
    When I went to climb up Grindelwald First, there were massive lineups to get up, and especially at the end of the cliff walk, but the views from the cliffwalk were spectacular. Having a pose at the viewpoint was all worth it! As for the cliffwalk, it gets too narrow at times, but I felt safe throughout the walk. After all it's Swiss-made. And we know how punctual Swiss are, and that translates to their crafts and engineering works.
    Thank you for your kind feedback! We're thrilled to hear about your amazing visit of First Cliff Walk. Your jungfrau.ch team
    Written December 6, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 20, 2023
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Elise
Milton Keynes, UK176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Once you take the 25minute Gondola up to the first cliff walk, the walk is free to do. It’s an excellent way of seeing the Eiger and surrounding mountains. Even though it was overcast, the view was still incredible
Written February 17, 2020
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Vitafox00
London, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Solo
Good place to go and see the Eiger and surrounding Alps. Walkway is built into the side of the rock and in some parts even moving when you walk. Simply amazing experience. Not recommend if you have a heights fear.
Written July 4, 2020
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Departure14105573813
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Myself, my partner and our 18 month old had a great time on the cliff walk. It was very safe and our daughter was able to walk freely along the metal path without us feeling worried. It was also plenty big enough for us to push our stroller along too. You do have to be patient with people taking a considerable amount of time taking multiple photos so can take about 30 mins to get across. The views were breathtaking along the walk, however we skipped walking out to the very end as there was a very long and slow moving queue which didn’t seem worth it.
Written September 27, 2023
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9,260 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
Entrance to this spectacular walkway are included in the price of a ride up to Grindelwald First.

The walkway first hugs the mountainside before the platform extends high across the valley floor.

The views are simply incredible. This is a must do for visitors to Grindelwald First - the walkway is near the cable car stop and a great way to start a day in the mountains.
Written September 12, 2021
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Thank you for your feedback, your jungfrau.ch-Team
Written October 3, 2021
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada1,418 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
When I went to climb up Grindelwald First, there were massive lineups to get up, and especially at the end of the cliff walk, but the views from the cliffwalk were spectacular. Having a pose at the viewpoint was all worth it!

As for the cliffwalk, it gets too narrow at times, but I felt safe throughout the walk. After all it's Swiss-made. And we know how punctual Swiss are, and that translates to their crafts and engineering works.
Written November 20, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for your kind feedback! We're thrilled to hear about your amazing visit of First Cliff Walk. Your jungfrau.ch team
Written December 6, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jchong
Ipoh, Malaysia2,039 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The Cliff Walk is one of the first things you can do as soon as you get off the cable car up at First. It's a thrilling walk on a metal walkway anchored to the side of a cliff. There are spectacular views around.

There will be a queue right at the end where most people want to take a picture at the tip of the walkway.
Written September 17, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Snowball's adventure
Barnet, UK7,071 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
I have to say First Cliff Walk is possibly the best attraction on the First Mountain.
This 300m metal walkway is hanging along the First cliff, where at some parts you'd have to lower your head to avoid the rocks to walk past. Despite the foggy weather which made us unable to see much underneath or the mountains around us, the walk experience was amazing. The day we visited was on a quiet morning in early May, we were lucky that there weren't many tourists so we could just stroll up and down the walkway as many times as we like. (We spent about half an hour on the walkway to take pictures, which usually would only took 10-15 minutes to finish the walk.)
We didn't even need to queue to the elevated viewing platform which was just truly amazing. (As I've seen some pictures of the long queue during the summer!) Despite the fact that we couldn't see anything as it was all white and fog out there we still had an incredible time! Highly Recommended!
Written July 31, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Aria
Singapore, Singapore65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Take the gondola from Grindelwald-First station, to reach First.
It's a short 10 - 15 mins walk from First gondola station.

The Cliff Walk was nice, though a little scary at first. The view was very beautiful.

The walk way feels very safe and sturdy despite us carrying the sled and a few other tourists walking by us.
Written February 4, 2020
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AKT56
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
It was a foggy day at the top of the Jungfraujoch, so decided to take in Grindelwald and the First Walk. It was a thrilling walk and the views were spectacular. The only bad experience occurred at the end, where everyone is trying to take pictures at the extended viewing platform. A number of people were inconsiderate and spent way to much time. There should be a guide there to ensure people move along. We had to wait almost an hour to get our turn. It should only take a few minutes to take a couple of pictures and move along. It appeared a few groups spent at least 15 to 20 minutes to take pictures, Then fix their hair, did not like the pictures they took and then took some more. Very inconsiderate to the people waiting behind.

Written September 15, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Chris Page
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The cliff walk at Grindelwald first is a great bonus for non skiers . From there moment you get on the walk you have the views of the surrounding area and mountains it only takes 5 to 10 minutes subject to the amount of people but the end of the walk offers you the most fantastic photo shot for you with the smoking Eiger in the background. Go on a bright clear day to really have the full experience.
Written January 8, 2020
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