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C11 Lauterbrunnen » Griesalp
  |   9h00   |   19.6 km   |   1820 m   |   1206 m

Leave Lauterbrunnen heading southward and climb uphill past rock faces and the Staubbach waterfalls to Mürren. It is also possible to take the rack railway to Mürren. A gentle incline takes you to the Poganggen Alp and later the Sefinenfurgge gap, from where a first view of the Blüemlisalp opens out. Pass the Dürreberg peak and head down to Griesalp, the stage destination.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
803 m
|   3 km / 2h05
1502 m
| D  1.9 km / 0h45
1634 m
| D  2.8 km / 0h50
1797 m
| D  3.4 km / 1h30
2037 m
| D  2.8 km / 1h40
2594 m
| D  1.7 km / 0h50
Obere Dürreberg
2028 m
| D  3.6 km / 1h10
1443 m
| D  0.4 km / 0h10
1415 m
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  • 254 T Interlaken ~ Swisstopo ( 1:50'000)
  • Jungfrau Region 18 ~ Hallwag Kümmerly + Frey, ISBN 3-259-00886-1 ( 1:60'000)
  • 264 T Jungfrau ~ Swisstopo ( 1:50'000)
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  • - 2019-11-07
    Curieux, la via Alpina est censée rejoindre Vaduz à Montreux, pourquoi la carte (vert) s'arrête à la Lenk ?
  • frankie9594 - 2018-05-01
    Monaco- Trieste

    If coming from Gspaltenhornehutte, the path to Sefinenfurgge is easy to follow. narrow trail at times, but is OK. Sefinenfurgge to Rotstockhutte is a flat trail, follows a stream. Murren is a very touristy town, good place to refuel before Lauterbrunnen. The path down to Lauterbrunnen has open huts that would be a good alternative to paying for lodging in the expensive Lauterbrunnen.
    Schützenbach Backpackers & Camping is a good place to stay the night both camping and rooms available (be careful of campground in rain it floods).
  • Sam - 2015-10-12
    The view on Sefinenfurgge is so awesome. The track to the pass is a bit difficult. I climbed up in late Sept, and it was covered by snow, so a bit slippy but excited. In Sefinenfurgge, I also saw a group of wild goats (Capra) they across the mountains … so amazing!!!
  • Tof - 2015-01-20
    Trieste-Monaco le 1/9/14
    L'étape me paraît difficilement réalisable en 9h. la montée est longue jusqu'à Murren puis l'auberge d'altitude(Spielbodenalp) pour enfin atteindre Rotstockhutte et le col n'est pas encore franchi.
    Bivouac à l'alpage avant Rotstockhutte. Nuit étoilée et abri gelé au matin

    - Le 2/9/14
    De la neige en place des jours précédents et du brouillard pour franchir le Sefinenfurgge. Attention au balisage. Prudence pour la descente en cas de neige, les échelles étaient glacées. Mais quelle ambiance !

    J'ai coupé par Bundstag sans atteindre Griesalp pour rejoindre Bundlager, lieu du bivouac (en-dessous de la ferme).
    Ravitaillement possible en fromage à Burgli, Oberi bundalp, Bundlager. A Bundlager, si vous voulez juste dormir ce n'est pas possible, demi-pension obligatoire! Dommage!
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Trieste-Monaco on 01/09/14 Step hardly seems feasible 9am. the climb is long up to Murren and the altitude inn (Spielbodenalp) to finally reach Rotstockhütte and cervix is ​​not yet crossed. Bivouac in the pasture before Rotstockhütte. Starry Night shelter and froze the morning - 09/02/14 From The snow in place of the previous days and fog to cross the Sefinenfurgge. Attention to the markup. Caution for the descent in snow, scales were frozen. But what atmosphere! I cut through without reaching Bundstag Griesalp to join Bundlager, where the bivouac (below the farm). May refueling cheese Burgli, Oberi Bundalp, Bundlager. A Bundlager, if you just want to sleep this is not possible, compulsory half board! Too Bad!
  • Andreas - 2014-07-20
    Wer den Weg abkürzen will, fährt ab Lauterbrunnen bis Mürren mit der Bahn. Top Essen in der Rotstockhütte, Übernachtung keine DAV oder SAC. Übernachtung in Griesalp: Berghaus Golderli. Touristenlager inkl. Abendessen und Frühstück 62 ChF. Sehr empfehlenswert!
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Who wants to shorten the route, runs from Lauterbrunnen to Murren by train. Best food in the Rotstockhütte, overnight no DAV or SAC. Overnight in Griesalp: Berghaus Golderli. Tourists incl. Dinner and breakfast 62 Chf. Highly recommended!
  • Thierry M - 2013-12-27
    Monaco - Trieste
    Griesalp can be avoided at 1617m Burgli intersection (water there)
    Burgli intersection - Sefinenfurgge about 2h40 up
    Sefinenfurgge - Rostock Hutte 1h down
    Rostock Hutte - Murren 1h40. a restaurant and accomodation available before entering very touristic Murren
    Murren - Lauterbrunen 1h50 down

    Lauterbrunen have at least 2 camping platz (10-15min off Via Alpina)
  • Dom Lalot - 2013-09-01
    J'ai bivouaqué avant Griesalp. Mais Griesalp est une erreur de trajet. IL vaut mieux aller sur Bundalp directement sans passer à Griesalp
    Automatic translation [Google]
    I camped before Griesalp. But Griesalp is a path error. IT is better to go on Bundalp directly without passing Griesalp
  • remyo - 2013-06-21
    Fredy Wipf posted a comment about the Bundalp which I appreciated and have booked our stay at Bundalp Berghaus. However, I would like to clarify the directions on how to most quickly get there from the Sefinenfurgge pass (the translation from German was not clear to me). Can any one please explain how to get there? I can't find this information anywhere else including on the Bundalp website.
  • joan - 2011-09-22
    In Griesalp there is a good place for trekkers in Pension Golderli. They have a good attitude and small dortoirs with half board for 62 Sf. cash, 67 Sf. Visa. (September 2011)-
  • joan - 2011-09-22
    In the expensive Mürren there is a good place to sleep, the Sport Chalet, in the village center. They have very good singles with views and breakfast for 50 Sf. (September 2011)
  • Fredy Wipf - 2011-09-09
    Es betrifft die Etappen Lauterbrunnen - Griesalp - Kandersteg.
    Die Empfehlung nach Griesalp zu gehen ist nicht für alle Benutzer Ideal.
    Finanziell ist die Griesalp einer der teuersten Plätze auf der Via Alpina die Wanderung das ganze Tal hinunter bietet keine sehr interessante Wanderung.
    Ich habe folgende Variante beschritten:
    Ab Sefinenfurgga auf dem normalen Weg hinunter, beim Bundstäg Richtung Bundalp zur oberen Bundalp aufsteigen.
    Die obere Bundalp ist ein empfehlenswerter, preiswerter Übernachtungsort mit Zimmer, Massenlager und Verpflegung.
    Der strenge Aufstieg zum Hohtürli wird dadurch verkürzt. Es gibt auch die Möglichkeit direkt nach der Sefinenfurgga abzubiegen. Dies kenne ich nicht, soll gemäss anderen Wandern lohnend sein.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    It concerns the stages Lauterbrunnen - Griesalp - Kandersteg. The recommendation is to go after Griesalp not ideal for all users. Financially Griesalp one of the most expensive places on the Via Alpina hike down the valley does not offer very interesting hike. I have followed the following variant: Sefinenfurgga from the normal way down, the direction Bundstäg Bundalp ascend to the upper Bundalp. The upper Bundalp is a recommended, spend the night with cheaper rooms, dormitories and meals. The rigorous climb to Hohtürli will be shortened. There is also the possibility of directly turning for the Sefinenfurgga. This I do not know, according to other hiking rewarding.
  • mcccliv - 2011-01-12
    5oct2010: rain all day & snow on pass. Frightening descent from Sefinenfurgge in heavy fog, zero visibility, sheer cliff, on steep ladder and ropes. Could not have asked for more than hot hearty meal and deep sleep at
  • Diem - 2010-07-22
    Die Gehzeiten nach Wegweiser gelten nur für die Gehrichtung Griesalp - Lauterbrunnen
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Walking times to guide apply only to the direction of walking Griesalp - Lauterbrunnen
  • Grinda Alain - 2010-05-11
    erreur dans l'évaluation des dénivelées ?
    Automatic translation [Google]
    error in the assessment of vertical?
  • Norwhisky - 2010-04-08
    Website von Rotstockhütte lautet richtig:
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Site Rotstockhütte is correct:
  • Diem - 2009-08-25
    Gehzeiten nach Wegweiser: Aufstieg 4h10, Abstieg 5h00
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Time required to sign: 4:10 ascent, descent 5:00
Last update : 2019-12-19