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Experience the Thrill of a Lifetime at Girindelwald's First Cliff Walk




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What’s Grindelwald First Cliff Walk?

Experience the thrill of the Grindelwald First Cliff Walk in the Swiss Alps, a must-visit attraction for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike.The First Cliff Walk by Tissot was built in 2015. The metal platform is suspended 2,000 meters above the ground. Enjoy jaw-dropping views of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains, as well as the Grindelwald valley below. The Grindelwald First Cliff Walk is open year-round, weather permitting, and is suitable for visitors of all ages. 

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  • Location: First Mountain, near the town of Grindelwald, Switzerland
  • Length: Approximately 150 meters (492 feet)
  • Altitude: Approximately 2,168 meters (7,113 feet) above sea level
  • Construction: Built in partnership with Tissot in 2014
  • Features: Suspension bridge, hiking trails, mountain restaurant, paragliding
  • Highlights: Panoramic views of the Swiss Alps, thrilling adventure, breathtaking scenery
  • Best time to visit: June to September for hiking, winter months for winter sports
  • Accessibility: Cable car or hiking trail from Grindelwald
  • Safety: Constructed with the highest safety standards and regularly inspected by experts
  • Nearby Attractions: Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains, Bachalpsee Lake, Grindelwald town
  • Popular with: Adventure seekers, nature lovers, hikers, skiers, snowboarders, and tourists

Why is Grindelwald First Cliff Walk Worth a Visit?

  • Thrilling Experience: The Cliff Walk is a suspended platform that extends from the side of a cliff, offering visitors a unique and exhilarating experience.
  • Breathtaking Views: The platform provides gorgeous views of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains, as well as the Grindelwald valley below.
  • Suitable for All: The attraction is open year-round and is suitable for visitors of all ages, making it an ideal destination for families.
  • Accessible: Visitors can access the Cliff Walk by taking a short hike from the First cable car station, which is easily accessible by public transportation.

Plan Your Visit to Grindelwald's First Cliff Walk

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The Grindelwald First Cliff Walk is typically open during the summer hiking season and the winter skiing season, but the exact dates and timings may vary depending on weather and other factors.

Summer Season: Generally open from late-April to mid-October. The general gondola timings for First Cliff Walk are:

April - August: 8 AM - 6 PM  

September: 8 AM - 5 PM 

October: 8 AM - 4:30 PM 

Winter Season: Mid-December to Easter 

General timings: 8 AM - 3:30 PM

The Grindelwald First Cliff Walk is located in the Swiss Alps, near the town of Grindelwald in the canton of Bern, Switzerland. The Cliff Walk is situated on the summit of Grindelwald First Mountain, which is accessible by cable car or hiking trail.

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Getting There

By Cable Car: The cable car station is located in the center of Grindelwald (easily accessible by public transport or by car). From there, you will need to take two cable cars to reach the summit of First Mountain, where the Cliff Walk is located.

By Hiking: Take one of the many hiking trails that lead to First Mountain. The most popular is the Bachalpsee Trail, which takes about 2-3 hours to reach the summit.

The best time to visit the Grindelwald First Cliff Walk is during the summer months of June to September, when the weather is mild and the hiking trails are open. The cable car operates year-round, but some hiking trails may be closed during the winter months due to snow and ice.

However, if you're a winter sports enthusiast, the area also offers skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities from December to March. It's always best to check the weather and trail conditions before planning your trip to ensure the best experience.

  • Check the Weather: Be aware of the weather conditions as the Cliff Walk may be closed during bad weather.
  • Dress Appropriately: Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the changing weather and hiking.
  • Bring a camera: Capture the stunning scenery with a camera.
  • Make Time: Plan to spend at least half a day exploring the area.
  • Be Prepared for Heights: The Cliff Walk is a suspension bridge that can be high off the ground in some places.
  • Bring Cash: There is a mountain restaurant where you can purchase food and drinks.
  • Respect the Environment: Follow Leave No Trace principles and avoid littering or damaging the environment.
  • Be Mindful of Safety Regulations: Follow instructions given by staff or posted signs for your safety.

Grindelwald First Cliff Walk Highlights

The Suspension Bridge

 A narrow suspension bridge that hangs over a 200-meter drop. This bridge provides a unique and exhilarating experience for those who dare to cross it.

Panoramic Views

The Cliff Walk offers majestic panoramic views of the Swiss Alps, including the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains.

Hiking Trails

Enjoy several hiking trails that offer beautiful scenescapes with varying levels of difficulty to spice the adventure, including the Bachalpsee Trail.

Paragliding

For those seeking an even more adrenaline-fueled quest, paragliding is available from the summit of First Mountain.

Dine with a View

There is a mountain restaurant located at the top of First Mountain that offers traditional Swiss cuisine against the tempting view of the almighty Swiss Alps.

History of Grindelwald First Cliff Walk 

Nestled in the picturesque Swiss Alps, the Grindelwald First Cliff Walk is truly a walk to remember. In 2013, the Grindelwald Tourism Board conceived this unique idea to draw tourism to the area. The cliff walkway suspended 2000 meters above the ground, was designed and built by a team of engineers and construction workers between 2014 and 2015. Made of steel and glass, the walkway offers magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. 

The Grindelwald First Cliff Walk is a testament to human ingenuity and engineering, providing an unforgettable experience for all who visit.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Grindelwald First Cliff Walk

What is Grindelwald First Cliff Walk?

Grindelwald First Cliff Walk is a suspended walkway on the side of a cliff in the Swiss Alps, offering incredible views of the surrounding mountains.

Where can I buy Grindelwald First Cliff Walk tickets?

You can buy Grindelwald First Cliff Walk tickets online at Interlaken Tickets.

Can I visit Grindelwald First Cliff Walk with Grindelwald First tickets?

Yes, Grindelwald First Cliff Walk can be visited with Grindelwald First tickets, which also include access to the gondola ride and other attractions in the area.

When was Grindelwald First Cliff Walk built?

The Grindelwald First Cliff Walk was built between 2014 and 2015.

Where is Grindelwald First Cliff Walk located?

Grindelwald First Cliff Walk is located in the Grindelwald First area of the Swiss Alps.

What are the timings of Grindelwald First Cliff Walk?

The timings of Grindelwald First Cliff Walk vary depending on the season, but generally it is open from 8am to 4:30pm.

Is visiting Grindelwald First Cliff Walk worth it?

The Grindelwald First Cliff Walk provides a one-of-a-kind and memorable experience with stunning views of the Swiss Alps, making it definitely worth visiting.