Bachalpsee Lake, Grindelwald

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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. Make Bachalpsee Lake part of your personalized Grindelwald itinerary using our Grindelwald trip itinerary builder.
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  • This is not the type of hike where you will have seclusion. It's a wide, well-maintained trail, and the most popular from First. Despite the number of people, we still enjoyed the hike, and the destin...  more »
  • Amaizing walk over meadows and all the way to the lake. Great day and pretty tired in the evening. Really enjoyed the day out  more »
  • It was still a little early in the season with some snow coverage.I have done this hike on previous visits  more »

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In the resort town of Grindelwald, the main street is dotted with mid-range hotels where you can rest after a long day of skiing and shopping. For ease of convenience, opt to stay closer to the city's one train station. Wander a bit off the main road to find a handful of hostels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts--though be warned that their rates are similar to the hotels in town. If you feel so inclined, indulge at one of the upscale hotels for a luxurious stay in this glacier town.
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