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Beautiful scenery

We did this hike with a group of friends. We took our picnic lunch which was a perfect way to sit... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2016
Sandra F
Nice, but...

Yes, the views from First along the track to Lake Bachalpsee are lovely, but the "trail" is an 8... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2016
M3inMT
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Bozeman, Montana
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Grindelwald, Switzerland

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Reviewed September 19, 2016

We did this hike with a group of friends. We took our picnic lunch which was a perfect way to sit back and enjoy the most beautiful scenery. The hike takes about an hour. It is a clear path but a bit hilly, so not...More

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Yes, the views from First along the track to Lake Bachalpsee are lovely, but the "trail" is an 8' wide gravel-paved road with hundreds of other people on it - not quite the hiking I expected!!! One would be far better off taking one of...More

Thank M3inMT
Reviewed September 13, 2016

There's nothing quite like sitting by the lake, and it's even better when you've got the stunning crystal blue/green lakes of grindelwald. This place has now my heart.

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Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

It took me 1.5 hours from First cable car station to the lake. Typically it should only take 50 min, but I spent time taking photos along the way. The view on this hiking path was amazing. When I arrived the lake, it was like...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2016

About 1 hr hike from first cable car and is absolutely beautiful...while going back, i hiked down the path to waldsptiz

Thank Ipsita M
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous hike that was suited to our family of all ages and abilities. Trails are beautifully maintained and marked. It was a highlight to hear the cow bells and see the mountain goats. The part of our party seeking more continued the hike to Bort...More

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed September 7, 2016

From first cable car very easy access, worth to walk there. Panoramic views with lots of Swiss cows. The Bachalpssee views are phantastic, better try to be there afternoon /if you want to have stunning photos), the sun would be in your back. In the...More

Thank magdalenaa131
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

A picturesque lake with brilliant views of the famous peaks on the alps. The walk to the lake by itself is enjoyable,on a path hugging the hills. The colour of the water is beautiful and is unique to Switzerland to my knowledge. Worth the mild...More

Thank nivi_vj
Reviewed September 2, 2016

Nothing special but it is a nice walk from either the Faulhorn or the First side. A small lake with cows around, and the melodic ringing of their bells. An easy walk from First and that is generally what people do. We walked by on...More

Thank kelownatraveller
Reviewed August 30, 2016

I have been going to the Jungfrau region since 1971 and have always wanted to go to Bachalpsee but never got around to doing it until recently. U I must say the hike up to First or taking the cable car up is definitely worth...More

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ch3wck
September 1, 2017|
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Response from scblackburn | Reviewed this property |
Hello. We kept our Jungfaubahnen Pass map of the area, so I can tell you that the map says the time for walking from First to Bachalpsee and back to First is 1 hour and 40 minutes. We have found that since the trail is... More
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Kawee C
March 21, 2017|
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Response from scblackburn | Reviewed this property |
Well...although we've been to the area three different times, we've always waited until late June to arrive so that all of the trails would be open. That could be a problem with going in late April. Snowshoes?
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CarolBradyGonzalez
February 27, 2017|
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With half-fare card, it is 33CHF round trip, per adult. We were there in early July. We have two children under 16. It's free for them. SBB Mobile App shows the timetable and price. We bought the tickets on the SBB Mobile... More
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