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“A lovely walk”
Review of Bachalpsee Lake

Bachalpsee Lake
Ranked #4 of 35 things to do in Grindelwald
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

We walked here within 45 minutes of our arrival at the First station and it's a little paradise on earth with the wonderful views (if you can distance yourself from all the other people). Well worth it!

Thank carohuer
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"easy hike"
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"cable car"
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"takes about an hour"
in 7 reviews
"main trail"
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"elevation gain"
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"sunny day"
in 14 reviews
"stunning walk"
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"stunning photos"
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"take your time"
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"photo opportunities"
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"nice hike"
in 7 reviews
"alpine flowers"
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"short hike"
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

The hike to Bachalpsee is not bad, but be warned that "a bit steep at first" is subjective. We're early-60s, not experienced hikers but strong walkers. I found it quite definitely steep for quite a while before it got moderate. My wife, with less oxygen-processing capacity than I, had to turn back. It's a good trail, though, with lots of good views before the lake. And there were some families with strollers. Just be prepared for a tough first bit.

Note that at the very start there is signage that appears to direct you to the lake but instead sends you up a steep switchback that you don't need to do. Another sign is clearer, so look around.

As I returned to the restaurant, I noticed a very short, steep path to what looked like a great overlook right behind the restaurant. Wish I'd seen it before getting all tired!

2  Thank kawaguy
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

the walk is gentle, the views are stunning. Go ealr in the morning when its not windy and you'll get the picture to dream of!

Thank TheRunningClub
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

As with the Faulhorn this location sits on the route between First and Schynige Platte. It's only one of many stunning viewpoints but this location gives the opportunity for the classic snow clad mountains reflected in the waters of the lake - provided that is that you are up their early before the wind can ripple the surface.

Thank RBonthemove
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

I thought this was a pretty site and a good place to rest and have a picnic lunch, but we did it as part of a much longer hike. I have to agree with some other posts, that it is not as beautiful as pictured on postcards.

Thank Bkseatridr
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