The Grimsel Pass route offers a wide variety of attractions for adventurous travelers and nature enthusiasts. Enjoy the many sparkling man-made lakes in a magnificent alpine setting.
The Grimsel region is situated between Titlis and Finsteraarhorn, near the century-old mountain passes Grimsel and Susten.
As of the end of May, the postbuses cross the Grimsel pass on a regular schedule departing at Meiringen, using the old road over the pass for some of the journey.
The steepest mountain railway of Europe, the Gelmer funicular in Handegg, provides some adrenalin kicks, and takes the visitors to the Gelmer lake.
With the Sidelhorn cable car you can glide effortlessly from the Grimsel Hospice hotel to the foot of the Sidelhorn, crossing the Grimsel lake. From there, the hiking trails lead to the Sidelhorn summit as well as to the Trübten lake.
Numerous beautiful routes take the hikers around the Räterichsboden lake, the Grimsel lake and the Oberaar lake as well.
The power plants and galleries as well as the unique cristal cavern can be discovered on a guided visit.
The journey continues across the Grimsel Pass to Gletsch where the Furka steam train is waiting for a nostalgic ride. The Grimsel Pass route ends in Oberwald (Valais).
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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
Reservations are required for some departures. See timetable.
Route not open all year
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Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.
You can find more information at Biking and PostBus.
biycle carry-on possible, limited space available, reservation required: tel. +41 58 448 20 08.
Limited wheelchair access to the postbus
not all services are wheelchair-accessible. More info on +41 58 448 20 08.
Explore the area of the Grimsel Pass route on foot:
or by bike:
or by mountain bike:
Sale / Central Alps region
Phone+41 58 448 20 08
Beautiful restaurant with plenty of charm, sun terrace, high-quality French cuisine and an exquisite wine selection.
The steepest funicular in Europe with a gradient of over 100% climbs up from Handegg to Lake Gelmer. Originally built to transport materials for the construction of the power plant, it is now guaranteed to be a thrill ride for tourists.
The meringue owes its name to its birthplace Meiringen. Here, inspired by the white and powdery surrounding summits, a sweet-toothed Italian gave birth to the meringue. And the delicious treat is enjoyed even more in its original birthplace, as you also delight in an equally as enjoyable scenic treat!
Telephone+41 33 972 45 45
Internetwww.meiringen.ch (in German)
Tourism Center Meiringen
Telephone+41 33 972 50 50
The cable car was formerly used to transport materials and now takes the hikers to the Oberaar region, where numerous hiking trails can be explored.
From 1982, following the inauguration of the Furka Tunnel between Realp and Oberwald, rail trips over the pass came to a halt. But as luck would have it, railway fans rekindled the old steam train as time went on. And today the tourist attraction warms the hearts of many who wish to cross the alpine pass by steam train in once-upon-a-time fashion!
Gletsch, a name rooted in the German for glacier, and formerly an important transit station on crossing the Alps. Here was the place to swap horses before continuing a carriage ride and journey over the closest Furka or Grimsel mountain passes.
Start of the 1982 completed Furka Tunnel is in Oberwald. And thanks to this opening, the once totally cut-off town developed into a popular tourist resort.
In particular, Oberwald warms the hearts of cross-country fans.