At 4,274 metres, Finsteraarhorn is the highest mountain on our World Heritage Site. Although only experienced alpinists are allowed to climb Finsteraarhorn, the high-altitude hike, which has breathtaking views of the summit and the surrounding mountain massif, is suitable for the less experienced, including families.
The trail takes you from Grosse Scheidegg to the First mountain station via Alpine meadows, then onwards to Bachalpsee, which is famous for its views of the Jungfrau massif. You then descend through the moorland landscape that has been shaped by the Milibach to the hamlet of Bachläger and then to the Waldspitz bus stop, where the trail ends. On the hike, there are spectacular views to enjoy, including the lovely contrast between the Grindelwald valley in front and the rugged flanks of the mountains and the two Grindelwald glaciers behind.
Getting back to the village is easy – just take the Grindelwald bus.