First Cliff Walk by Tissot
First Cliff Walk by Tissot
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8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
This jaw-dropping metal walkway is suspended from the mountainside at the top of Grindelwald First, a feat of Swiss engineering. Admire the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys below along First Cliff Walk, which takes about 10 to 15 minutes to finish. For the best chance of clear days and far-reaching views, you can check the real-time weather online via webcam before visiting. To get there, you'll have to take a 25-minute gondola ride from Grindelwald and then another 5-minute walk to the cliff walk. While you're there, you can also hike to Lake Bachalpsee, and then descend the mountain by zipline or mountain cart. – Tripadvisor
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  • Snowball's adventure
    Barnet, United Kingdom7,061 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most amazing cliff walk ever!
    I have to say First Cliff Walk is possibly the best attraction on the First Mountain. This 300m metal walkway is hanging along the First cliff, where at some parts you'd have to lower your head to avoid the rocks to walk past. Despite the foggy weather which made us unable to see much underneath or the mountains around us, the walk experience was amazing. The day we visited was on a quiet morning in early May, we were lucky that there weren't many tourists so we could just stroll up and down the walkway as many times as we like. (We spent about half an hour on the walkway to take pictures, which usually would only took 10-15 minutes to finish the walk.) We didn't even need to queue to the elevated viewing platform which was just truly amazing. (As I've seen some pictures of the long queue during the summer!) Despite the fact that we couldn't see anything as it was all white and fog out there we still had an incredible time! Highly Recommended!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • jenniferlee
    Vancouver Island, Canada74 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fun adventure for the family
    This is a really fun walk with beautiful views! The price to get up in the gondola is a bit steep. The walk itself is pretty short but there are many other hiking trails around to explore. We walked most of the way down the mountain stopping for fondue at the mountain playground! Beautiful setting and delicious food
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 August 2023
  • Gordon H
    Glasgow, United Kingdom41 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not as I expected, but great views
    The cliff walk itself is free, but most people will have to pay to get up the mountain by cable car. I expected the actual cliff walk to be longer and higher than it was. There are some great views however, so it was kind of worth it for that. We went up at 9am, and got some lovely views from the cable car on the way up as well as when we were up there. If you want a pic at the very end of the cliff walk, be prepared to wait. There was a queue to get selfies with the Eiger in the background, and some people took ages with multiple selfies and group photos. I guess in the age of social media and entitled people, keeping a queue waiting ages while you take hundreds of shots of pouting and hair flicking is to be expected. Still, it was a nice trip and I am glad I did it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 September 2023
  • AKT56
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Experience
    It was a foggy day at the top of the Jungfraujoch, so decided to take in Grindelwald and the First Walk. It was a thrilling walk and the views were spectacular. The only bad experience occurred at the end, where everyone is trying to take pictures at the extended viewing platform. A number of people were inconsiderate and spent way to much time. There should be a guide there to ensure people move along. We had to wait almost an hour to get our turn. It should only take a few minutes to take a couple of pictures and move along. It appeared a few groups spent at least 15 to 20 minutes to take pictures, Then fix their hair, did not like the pictures they took and then took some more. Very inconsiderate to the people waiting behind.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 September 2023
  • retiredhaha
    New Jersey2,056 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice day trip
    We walked from Hotel Caprice to the gondola station, which took approximately 12 minutes by foot. We purchased the ticket at the automated kiosk, then hopped on gondola for the 25 minute ride to the cliff. The wait time at the cliff was bearable; thirty minutes then you tried to expedite the photo session with your love ones.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 September 2023
  • Departure14105573813
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique experience
    Myself, my partner and our 18 month old had a great time on the cliff walk. It was very safe and our daughter was able to walk freely along the metal path without us feeling worried. It was also plenty big enough for us to push our stroller along too. You do have to be patient with people taking a considerable amount of time taking multiple photos so can take about 30 mins to get across. The views were breathtaking along the walk, however we skipped walking out to the very end as there was a very long and slow moving queue which didn’t seem worth it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 September 2023
  • Arthur M
    Hamilton, Canada1,498 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trust Swiss engineering! Long lineups for a picture at the viewpoint, but all worth it!
    When I went to climb up Grindelwald First, there were massive lineups to get up, and especially at the end of the cliff walk, but the views from the cliffwalk were spectacular. Having a pose at the viewpoint was all worth it! As for the cliffwalk, it gets too narrow at times, but I felt safe throughout the walk. After all it's Swiss-made. And we know how punctual Swiss are, and that translates to their crafts and engineering works.
    Thank you for your kind feedback! We're thrilled to hear about your amazing visit of First Cliff Walk. Your jungfrau.ch team
    Written 6 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 November 2023
  • kelltut
    25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful views of the Alps, skip the activities
    The views are absolutely stunning but the crowds can be a challenge on a clear day. It’s quite nice to take the gondola up and walk around the breathtaking cliff walk. There are nice trails for hiking and then return for a snack or drink on the beautiful deck overlooking the Alps. Be careful when booking any activities as the long wait times make it nearly impossible to do them. We saw wait times from 90 min to 3 hours for the activities. Best just to enjoy the views and relax!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 June 2024
  • jendespain
    Cary, North Carolina45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Arrive Early!!!
    We intentionally arrived as early as possible. Best decision! We arrived at the point at 9:30 a.m. We experienced a 30 minute wait for individual photos. But enjoyed the 360* view while we waited. We reserved mountain carts in anticipation of a large crowd. Glad we did as they were sold out before 11am
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 June 2024
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Elise
Milton Keynes, UK174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Once you take the 25minute Gondola up to the first cliff walk, the walk is free to do. It’s an excellent way of seeing the Eiger and surrounding mountains. Even though it was overcast, the view was still incredible
Written 17 February 2020
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Vitafox00
London, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Solo
Good place to go and see the Eiger and surrounding Alps. Walkway is built into the side of the rock and in some parts even moving when you walk. Simply amazing experience. Not recommend if you have a heights fear.
Written 4 July 2020
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Departure14105573813
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Myself, my partner and our 18 month old had a great time on the cliff walk. It was very safe and our daughter was able to walk freely along the metal path without us feeling worried. It was also plenty big enough for us to push our stroller along too. You do have to be patient with people taking a considerable amount of time taking multiple photos so can take about 30 mins to get across. The views were breathtaking along the walk, however we skipped walking out to the very end as there was a very long and slow moving queue which didn’t seem worth it.
Written 27 September 2023
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jendespain
Cary, NC45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We intentionally arrived as early as possible. Best decision! We arrived at the point at 9:30 a.m. We experienced a 30 minute wait for individual photos. But enjoyed the 360* view while we waited. We reserved mountain carts in anticipation of a large crowd. Glad we did as they were sold out before 11am
Written 28 June 2024
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9,592 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
Entrance to this spectacular walkway are included in the price of a ride up to Grindelwald First.

The walkway first hugs the mountainside before the platform extends high across the valley floor.

The views are simply incredible. This is a must do for visitors to Grindelwald First - the walkway is near the cable car stop and a great way to start a day in the mountains.
Written 12 September 2021
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Thank you for your feedback, your jungfrau.ch-Team
Written 3 October 2021
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada1,498 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
When I went to climb up Grindelwald First, there were massive lineups to get up, and especially at the end of the cliff walk, but the views from the cliffwalk were spectacular. Having a pose at the viewpoint was all worth it!

As for the cliffwalk, it gets too narrow at times, but I felt safe throughout the walk. After all it's Swiss-made. And we know how punctual Swiss are, and that translates to their crafts and engineering works.
Written 20 November 2023
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Thank you for your kind feedback! We're thrilled to hear about your amazing visit of First Cliff Walk. Your jungfrau.ch team
Written 6 December 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jchong
Ipoh, Malaysia2,038 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The Cliff Walk is one of the first things you can do as soon as you get off the cable car up at First. It's a thrilling walk on a metal walkway anchored to the side of a cliff. There are spectacular views around.

There will be a queue right at the end where most people want to take a picture at the tip of the walkway.
Written 17 September 2022
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Snowball's adventure
Barnet, UK7,061 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
I have to say First Cliff Walk is possibly the best attraction on the First Mountain.
This 300m metal walkway is hanging along the First cliff, where at some parts you'd have to lower your head to avoid the rocks to walk past. Despite the foggy weather which made us unable to see much underneath or the mountains around us, the walk experience was amazing. The day we visited was on a quiet morning in early May, we were lucky that there weren't many tourists so we could just stroll up and down the walkway as many times as we like. (We spent about half an hour on the walkway to take pictures, which usually would only took 10-15 minutes to finish the walk.)
We didn't even need to queue to the elevated viewing platform which was just truly amazing. (As I've seen some pictures of the long queue during the summer!) Despite the fact that we couldn't see anything as it was all white and fog out there we still had an incredible time! Highly Recommended!
Written 31 July 2023
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Aria
Singapore, Singapore65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Take the gondola from Grindelwald-First station, to reach First.
It's a short 10 - 15 mins walk from First gondola station.

The Cliff Walk was nice, though a little scary at first. The view was very beautiful.

The walk way feels very safe and sturdy despite us carrying the sled and a few other tourists walking by us.
Written 4 February 2020
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AKT56
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
It was a foggy day at the top of the Jungfraujoch, so decided to take in Grindelwald and the First Walk. It was a thrilling walk and the views were spectacular. The only bad experience occurred at the end, where everyone is trying to take pictures at the extended viewing platform. A number of people were inconsiderate and spent way to much time. There should be a guide there to ensure people move along. We had to wait almost an hour to get our turn. It should only take a few minutes to take a couple of pictures and move along. It appeared a few groups spent at least 15 to 20 minutes to take pictures, Then fix their hair, did not like the pictures they took and then took some more. Very inconsiderate to the people waiting behind.

Written 15 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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