Circular hike: Schwarzwaldalp – Grosse Scheidegg

Legs of the circular hike: Schwarzwaldalp–Scheidegg Oberläger–Grosse Scheidegg–Alpiglen–Schwarzwaldalp

Experience diversity on this excursion into the Reichenbach Valley above Meiringen – where nature is at home. Hike from the Schwarzwaldalp over the Grosse Scheidegg, and back via Alpiglen.

Let yourself wind down as you experience this circular hike through beautiful natural scenery. Starting from the Schwarzwaldalp, you walk uphill as far as Oberläger. Absorb the wonderful tranquility on this first section of the route. From Oberläger, you walk a short way on a hard surface before continuing through forests and meadows beside a mountain stream. A mountain peak will be revealed during this idyllic ascent. Once you reach the ridge between Scheidegg Oberläger and the Grosse Scheidegg, the puzzle is solved: this is the Eiger, seen from a different angle than the familiar view of the triple diadem with the Mönch and the Jungfrau. To the right of the Eiger, you can make out two more peaks: the Kleine Scheidegg and the Männlichen. From the Grosse Scheidegg, you walk downhill back to the Schwarzwaldalp via Alpiglen.

Before or after your hike, top up your energy in the cozy rustic parlor Chalet-Hotel Schwarzwaldalp, or on the magnificent sun terrace with its stunning views.

Journey Details

Duration 3 hours 25 min
Difficulty medium
Distance 10.0 Kilometres
Altitude difference 570 Metres
Arrival Take PostBus route 164 to "Schwarzwaldalp". 
Return travel Take PostBus route 164 from Schwarzwaldalp to Meiringen, Bahnhof.

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Timetable no. 31.164 Meiringen–Schwarzwaldalp

Route not open all year


For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required on the previous day until 16.00 h at the latest. Tel. +41 58 448 20 08

Bicycle transport

Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.
You can find more information at Biking and Postbus.

Special comments:
A reservation is required to transport a bicycle.

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed

Contact details


PostBus Ltd
Engehaldenstrasse 39
3030 Berne