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“Beautiful !”
Review of Bachalpsee Lake

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

We took a cable car from Grindelwald to reach First. From First, there are many hiking trails. One of the trails goes to this beautiful Lake Bachalpsee. This hiking trail is quite enjoyable ( but yes the weather should be good). Up there its a bit cold so a jacket would suffice. This was our first hiking experience and we have started loving hiking. Its an easy hike from First and it takes around 1 hr for going up to the lake. Coming down is much faster. When you reach this lake after hiking for 1 hr, the view you get to see is blissful ! For sure, this lake is not to be missed . You just keep on clicking , clicking. The overall experience on our Day 1 was just amazing. Great place to start our Switzerland trip.

Thank Neha A
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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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