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“Popular walk!”
Review of Bachalpsee Lake

Bachalpsee Lake
Ranked #2 of 32 things to do in Grindelwald
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

A very popular,mostly flat walk from the top of the First gondola. A must do on a good day for the stunning views of the various mountains including the Wettehorn and Eiger. Alternatives to the short return to First are up the pass to the Faulhorn and down to Bussalp, or the Blumenweg (literally flower walk) to Waldspitz.

Thank Nick P
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Pros: Unsurpassed 360 views with little hiking effort.
Cons: it can get crowded so go early or late.

Thank mclpcm
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is a very popular lake as it's easy to get to from the Firstbahn cablecar and the walk is not hard so sometimes it can be quite busy, however it is a lovely lake with stunning backdrop.

Thank Norma T
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

One of the nicest hikes we took was from Grosse Sheidegg to First, and then from First to the Bachalpsee and then from there to Bort. You can get to the Grosse Sheidegg with a bus from Grindelwald. From there, it's an easy walk to First, less than two hours. In First you can get coffee, ice cream or even lunch at their restaurant before setting out on the second leg of the trip.
It's about an hour hike to the Bachalpsee -- the lake itself is beautiful -- and then from there you can either return to First or set out on another two hour walk to Bort. The walk isn't hard -- but it is downhill and you need good walking shoes. Halfway through there's a really nice chalet with great Apfelstrudel, so no need to go hungry
A lot of fun

Thank Tamar3
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Everyone does this there and back walk - the track was busy and although the lake was very pretty, the scenery in the other direction was better

Thank Keith W
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