The Rosenlaui route takes you from Meiringen to the Rosenlaui Valley. In Goethe’s footsteps it takes you past the unique Glacier Gorge up to the Schwarzwaldalp and on to the Grosse Scheidegg, where magnificent mountain peaks appear close enough to touch.
The Rosenlaui Route takes you from Meiringen past the famous Rosenlaui Gorge to the quiet mountain hamlet of Schwarzwaldalp. Meiringen is believed to be the place where meringue was invented. It is also a Mecca for hobby detectives. The Sherlock Holmes Museum includes an authentic reproduction of the master detective’s workplace. The Reichenbach funicular climbs up to the famous Reichenbach Falls. The Hasli regional museum offers a wealth of information about the culture of the area. Be sure not to miss the Aare Gorge as you leave Meiringen (PostBus stop Meiringen, Railway Station).
On the way to Schwarzwaldalp you will pass the famous Rosenlaui Gorge (PostBus stop Glacier Gorge), where the water roars through narrow rock passages and mystical grottos. A walkway is provided so that you can enjoy the untamed beauty of the canyon at your leisure. Hotel Rosenlaui from the “Belle Epoque” beckons you to linger (PostBus stop Rosenlaui, Hotel). The old water-powered sawmill at Schwarzwaldalp is another interesting place to see (PostBus stop Schwarzwaldalp).
At Schwarzwaldalp you have a variety of great hiking possibilities. You can get to Grosse Scheidegg by way of Alpigen where a high trail continues to the First mountain station. In summer, a bus connects Schwarzwaldalp via Grosse Scheidegg with the world-famous resort of Grindelwald. Sledding enthusiasts will particularly enjoy the 5.5 kmride from Grosse Scheidegg to Schwarzwaldalp.
The Rosenlaui route is also part of the legendary Grosse Scheidegg Roundtrip. From there, the panoramic views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau are breathtaking. With departures by rail, bus, PostBus and boat, from Interlaken Ost this scenic ride leads over the Grosse Scheidegg via Grindelwaldand, on through the wild and romantic Rosenlaui Valley to Meiringen; then from Meiringen via Brienz on Lake Brienz back to your original Interlaken Ost departure point.
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Explore the area of the Rosenlaui Route on foot
Sale / Central Alps region
Phone+41 58 448 20 08
Discover the Bernese Oberland
The water from the glaciers has carved its way through the rock for thousands of years and created a bizarre piece of art. Visitors are fascinated by the foaming water and the unusual rock formations. A walk through the exciting canyon takes about 45 min.
Téléphone+41 33 971 24 88
The "Kirchet" rock barrier was an obstacle since the ice ages. The Aare ultimately overcame it as it carved its way through the gorge which is up to 180 meters deep, 1.4 km long and only one meter wide in some parts.
Telephone+41 33 971 40 48
Internetwww.aareschlucht.ch (in german)
Treat yourself to a taste of regional cooking at the restaurant of the Chalet-Hotel Schwarzwaldalp to replenish resources following a healthy hike or sledding session.
Telephone+41 33 971 35 15
Internetwww.schwarzwaldalp.ch (in german)
With its pink and green marble blocks, the wildly romantic glacier gorge close to the centre of Grindelwald village is a masterpiece of nature.
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
Come along and admire the old water-powered sawmill – with family, friends, business colleagues or alone. You’ll be amazed at the power of water, former techniques and the pulsing sound of this mechanical invention. The sawmill is open for individual viewings from May until October between the hours of 9.30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
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The challenging 2000 meter-high Eiger north face has long fascinated mountaineers from all over the world. And the long unconquered mountain - considered insurmountable - first became famous following a number of dramatic stories and attempts to ascend its rugged face. Now, courtesy of a tunnel and the Jungfraubahn, stunning panoramic scenery is also open to tourists – along with sensational feelings once felt solely by fearless mountaineers!
The Grosse Scheidegg connects the places Grindelwald and Meiringen. And the ride over the 1,962 meter-high pass that lays below the Wetterhorn, leads past the impressive Eiger north face and along the wildly romantic Rosenlauital valley.