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Walking in the Bernese Oberland - Jungfrau region

50 day walks in Grindelwald, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen and Murren

This guidebook describes 50 graded walks in the Jungfrau region of Switzerland. Ranging from 5 to 23.5km, the routes visit valleys, waterfalls, and alpine huts offering refreshments and accommodation. With shorter hour-long walks and day-long mountain ascents, it contains something for everyone.


Most routes can be walked between early June through to mid October, although higher altitude walks may still have snow patches well into late June and July. If staying overnight in any of the mountain huts, these tend to be open between mid-June and late September


The main centres with accommodation and good services are Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren. Smaller villages offer more limited accommodation and services. Interlaken is the nearest larger town, with rail connections to all parts of Switzerland


A variety of routes are offered, graded 1-4. Grade 1 routes tend to be on easy paths with little ascent or descent. Most of the walks are graded 2 or 3, using mountain paths, some with a level of exposure or with brief sections aided by cables or steps. Grade 4 walks are on blue/white signed alpine routes, usually with considerable exposure and technical sections that require a higher level of mountain experience

Must See

Jungfraujoch, Untersteinberg UNESCO World Heritage protected area, Schilthorn, Lauterbrunnen valley waterfalls, Wengen, Mürren, Männlichen, Grindelwald, Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, Isenfluh, Saxeten, Lobhorn, Alpiglen, Wetterhorn, Grosse Scheidegg, Kleine Scheidegg, Schynige Platte, Faulhorn, Bachsee, Schwarzhorn, Rotstock hut, Sefinafurgga, Allmendhubel, Stechelberg, Obersteinberg, Gimmelwald
14 Apr 2023
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.45cm

A guidebook to 50 day walks in Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland. Exploring the dramatic scenery of the Jungfrau region the walks are suitable for beginner and experienced walkers alike and cover Grindelwald, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen Valley and Mürren.

Walks range from 5 to 23km (3–14 miles) in length and can be enjoyed in 1–10 hours. Each walk is graded to allow you to select the most suitable routes for your ability. Many also take advantage of the widespread public transport and lifts around the Bernese Oberland to provide options for walks at a higher altitude.

  • 1:50,000 maps included for each walk
  • GPX files available to download
  • Highlights include Untersteinberg and Schynige Platte
  • Detailed information on accommodation, facilities and alpine huts

Table of Contents
Lesley Williams Cicerone author LWILLIAMS

By Lesley Williams

Originally from Oxfordshire, Lesley's lifelong passion for walking, trekking and, more recently, cycle touring has taken her to many corners of the UK, Europe and occasionally further afield. Although now mostly retired, she has been a director of Cicerone for over 25 years, leading its sales and marketing team. Lesley is a qualified marketing professional, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the author of Walking the Tour of the Lake District. Lesley shares a passion for alpine walking and trekking with husband Jonathan and together they have written several guidebooks. Based between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, they relish every excuse to spend days exploring and writing.

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Jonathan Williams Cicerone author JWILL

By Jonathan Williams

A proud Yorkshireman, Jonathan first climbed a mountain before he was born. Although he first met Lesley at sea, they have spent many years exploring mountains and trails in Britain and Europe. After nearly 25 years as Cicerone's publisher and managing director, he now supports the team whilst exploring, updating and writing guides. He has developed UK guides and walked throughout Europe, but his special subject is the Alps and Switzerland. He has worked on guidebooks including Chamonix to Zermatt: the Walker's Haute Route, Trekking in the Vanoise, the Swiss Via Alpina and the Tour du Mont Blanc, as well as walking guides to Zermatt and Saas Fee, Arolla and Zinal and the Bernese Oberland.

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