Bachalpsee Lake, Grindelwald

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Water Body · Nature / Park
Embark on a scenic hike to view the famed Bachalpsee Lake. This 8 hectare (20 acre) body of water sits at an elevation of 2,265 m (7,431 ft) with a beautiful frame of snow-capped mountains. You can choose from a number of trails that lead to the lake, varying in length and difficulty. Those who prefer a shorter walk can take a cable car much of the way. Make sure to bring your camera to snap this alpine scene. Using our international travel planner, Grindelwald attractions like Bachalpsee Lake can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Views from here are absolutely fantastic. It's certainly worth the trek here. It takes around 50 minutes to reach here from the First cliff walk. There are two lakes here and the water is crystal...  more »
  • Awesome hike. With picture stops and walking at a somewhat leisurely pace it takes a little over an hour. More uphill for the first 15 min but then it levels out somewhat. Can be a bit wet. Make sure....  more »
  • Beautiful Alpine lake but it took a big longer to reach than my brother in law and I were expecting. A guidebook said 50 minutes but it was more like an hour 20 with stops for photos and breaks...  more »
  • Breathtaking. Definitely worth the one hour walk.
  • If you are taking the hike or the cable car to Grindelwald First, make sure you take sometime to reach this lake as well. By far the best location for some amazing reflection photography of the swiss alps at a distance. Loved the short hike from First to this lake.
  • Nice place in the Swiss Mountains
  • After climbing almost everyday mountains, visit to this lake was too blissful. The lake is about 40 minutes away from First and one may reach First from grindelwald via cable car in about 30 minutes. One can hire a bicycle and enjoy mountain biking too as they have separate path for cyclists. On your way from first to bachalpsee you will find many photo spots from where you can capture the amazing views.
  • Amazing site. Very comfortable path and environment.

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