BÄREGG, with the mountain hut of the same name, in 1773 meters height, was our target for a Sunday hike. From Grindelwald we took the easy way (cable car) up to the Pfingstegg mountain station featuring a nice restaurant with a big panorama terrace. From there a well signed route, only 2,8 kilometres long, but also 444 meters altitude difference, with a changing character, leads to Bäregg Mountain Hut (and then you need to get down again….) While checking various webpages, we found this one fairly straight forward – easy. Well, this depends on your skills and experience in the mountains. Some might find this as an easy catch, others perhaps more challenging. However, the breath-taking view from the terrace by the mountain station is worth the effort; the Lower Grindelwald glacier, the glacier lake and the Fiescherwand is right in front of you, as well as a few 4000 meters mountains!!!
On the way back, while having more breaks, we saw the result of a huge rock slide on the east side of the Eiger Wall in the gorge as well as the so-called Martinsloch, a hole in the rock side, named after the tale of Martin. The hole is located high over the gorge, measuring about 4 by 2,5 meters. And don’t forget to admire the alpine flowers 🙂
As always for hikes in the mountains; wear the right shoes, check the weather forecast, never walk alone, bring enough water, use sun protection…..and don’t forget your camera 🙂
The Martin’s hole:
The route, realistic, expect 1,5 hours up, and perhaps about 2 downwards: