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From First to Bort via Waldspitz

· 2 reviews · Winter Hiking · Bernese Oberland
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  • Winterwanderweg zwischen First und Bachseen.
    Winterwanderweg zwischen First und Bachseen.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
m 2600 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 8 6 4 2 km Firstbahn Berggasthaus Waldspitz Berghaus Bort
moderate
Distance 9.2 km
3:00 h
154 m
747 m
2,275 m
1,560 m
This scenic winter hike high above Grindelwald leads from the First top station to the Bort mountain restaurant next to the 1st middle station of the Grindelwald-First gondola lift.

The Firstbahn is the feeder gondola lift to the sun-drenched high-altitude mountains above Grindelwald. Lying right at the heart of this magical winterscape are the Lake Bachalpsee and the mountain hotel on the Faulhorn. However, the hotel is not the destination on this downhill hike. Instead, turn left just before the Lake Bachalpsee and walk past the snow-covered alpine huts from Bachläger to the Waldspitz mountain inn. You won't need to take much food on this hike as you can stop for refreshments at the First mountain restaurant at the outset and also at the Bort mountain restaurant at the end. And right in the centre there is also the Waldspitz mountain restaurant. It offers you a sun-kissed terrace on which to sit and enjoy your soup or bratwurst whilst marvelling at the spectacular views of the Eiger. If you happen to have brought a toboggan, then you're at an advantage on this hike. You can get off it frequently and let it glide "under it's own steam", as you also can on the

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Der «Tourenplaner Schweiz» ist ein Produkt der Zeitschrift «Wandermagazin Schweiz». Das Magazin erscheint achtmal jährlich. Wir entführen unsere Leserinnen und Leser in neue Regionen, zeigen die Perlen der Schweiz und erzählen Geschichten von Land und Leuten. In jeder Ausgabe finden Sie Wandertipps, Reportagen, Fotostrecken, Rezepte, Produkteinfos und das Neueste aus der Wanderwelt. Die aktuelle Ausgabe ist am Kiosk und beim Verlag erhältlich.
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Jochen Ihle (1962) ist Redaktionsleiter beim Wandermagazin SCHWEIZ. Er ist berufsmässig das ganze Jahr über in den Bergen unterwegs und Autor zahlreicher Wanderbücher.

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Barbara Tank
January 02, 2020 · Community
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Margit L. 
February 26, 2019 · Community
When did you do this route? February 22, 2019

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