Grosse Scheidegg, Grindelwald

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The Grosse Scheidegg is a mountain pass in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland, The pass crosses the col between the Schwarzhorn and the Wetterhorn mountains at an elevation of 1962m.
The pass is traversed by a road connecting the town of Meiringen, at an elevation of 595m, with the village of Grindelwald, at an elevation of 1034m. The road is closed to most traffic, but is used by a PostBus Switzerland service from Grindelwald to the summit of the pass, with some buses continuing to Meiringen. Bus services operate between May and October, with between four and ten buses a day depending on time of year and section of the route. Hiking over the pass is popular, and it forms part of the cross-country Alpine Pass Route between Sargans and Montreux.
From the Meiringen side, the approach to the pass runs through the valley of the Reichenbach stream above the Reichenbach Falls, best known as the place of the last fight between Holmes and Moriarty. The falls can be visited from the pass road, or by using the Reichenbachfall Funicular from the valley bottom.
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  • There are so many fabulous hiking sites in the Berner Oberland that Grosse Scheidegg sometimes gets overlooked. There are two trails from Grosse Scheidegg to the First gondola station: (1) the...  more »
  • Great Home Made food, fresh salads (carrot, cabbage and green) not packaged salad and fresh home made salads sauce. I got the Wallisser Käseschnitte, grilled cheese on bread with ham and tomatoes...  more »
  • A bit touristy but definitely worthy of the view. Tons of great, green rolling hills. Also good for running and hiking.  more »
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  • Great start for your hike to Gleckstein Cabin or Firtst - Bachalpsee - Faulhorn area
  • A great bike ride. Amazing views. The swim in the lake at the end was the perfect finish to the perfect day. What a place!
  • Even the Bernese Oberland can hardly present itself more beautifully. The traffic-calmed route is absolutely fantastic for a bike tour. This pass is blocked for general car traffic. Only the Postbus with its classical horn concerto sometimes penetrates the majestic silence. If you want to discover the Swiss Alps by bike, you simply have to ride up there.
  • Beautiful area even in poor weather nice mountains waterfalls etc.
  • Around 45mins by bus number 128, from Grindel-walderhof, this was a surprise visit for us. The day we traveled here, this place was covered with clouds. Getting out of the bus felt like arrival in the cloud packed mountain top. Walking inside the cloud, we discovered the small glaciers around. With colorful flowers all around this place was an extreme eye opener for us. We walked around for about 30mins before moving to the cafe for some hot coffee and cakes. The bus ride to the top (around 1150 mtrs) was excellent. The bus horn in the sharp turns was music to the ears. This place is very popular with cyclist and walking trails around. I would definitely recommend this place for people moving around the Jungfrau region.
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