Grosse Scheidegg, Grindelwald

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The Grosse Scheidegg is a mountain pass in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland, The pass crosses the col between the Schwarzhorn and the Wetterhorn mountains at an elevation of 1962m.
The pass is traversed by a road connecting the town of Meiringen, at an elevation of 595m, with the village of Grindelwald, at an elevation of 1034m. The road is closed to most traffic, but is used by a PostBus Switzerland service from Grindelwald to the summit of the pass, with some buses continuing to Meiringen. Bus services operate between May and October, with between four and ten buses a day depending on time of year and section of the route. Hiking over the pass is popular, and it forms part of the cross-country Alpine Pass Route between Sargans and Montreux.
From the Meiringen side, the approach to the pass runs through the valley of the Reichenbach stream above the Reichenbach Falls, best known as the place of the last fight between Holmes and Moriarty. The falls can be visited from the pass road, or by using the Reichenbachfall Funicular from the valley bottom.
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  • There are so many fabulous hiking sites in the Berner Oberland that Grosse Scheidegg sometimes gets overlooked. There are two trails from Grosse Scheidegg to the First gondola station: (1) the Panoram...  more »
  • Great Home Made food, fresh salads (carrot, cabbage and green) not packaged salad and fresh home made salads sauce. I got the Wallisser Käseschnitte, grilled cheese on bread with ham and tomatoes. Eno...  more »
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  • Great start for your hike to Gleckstein Cabin or Firtst - Bachalpsee - Faulhorn area
  • A great bike ride. Amazing views. The swim in the lake at the end was the perfect finish to the perfect day. What a place!
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