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“AWESOME scenery in the Alps”
Review of Kleine Scheidegg

Kleine Scheidegg
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Bernese Oberland Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch...
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Ridgway, Colorado
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“AWESOME scenery in the Alps”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Trains are expensive but efficient. I trained from Thun to Grindelwald then changed to the cog rail for the short but steep ascent to Kleine Scheidegg. Take lunch and drinks with you and don't waste time or money going into a café or shop. I hiked up the steep trail to Eigergletscher, or take the tram up, if not trained at this altitude. Then head slightly up to the top of the chairlift on your left (Eiger Nordwand 6er), and see the faint trail heading slightly downhill and traversing first against the cliffs under the Nordwand. This trail takes you right to the beginning of the real Heckmair Route, or continue steeply down hill on the trail to the Alpiglen stop of the cog rail. If you have 2 days, good weather, and don't mind the cost, take the rail/tunnel to the Jungfraujoch (Top of Europe). Otherwise the view of the Eiger above, the flowers, and the cow bells make the trail traverse under the North Face and down to Alpiglen an unforgettable experience and foto op. The trail is a normal, but high altitude 6,000-7,000 ft. mountain hiking trail through meadows, over streams, short sloped snowfields, and over bridged gorges. Better in light boots or heavy Goretex tennies, rain parka, fleece, cap, gloves, and pack.

It had snowed the day or night before, and the slides were whoshing off, and the water from the melting snow was running off everywhere! Even with the cold, cloudy, off and on lite rain it was great:)

Visited July 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Lovely small station”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We stopped there en route to jungfrough visit.
It is a lovely small place with amazing views.
Overall a stop here for sometime is worth it.

Visited June 2014
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“One platform, two trains”
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

The train station was very interesting. The east side of a platform was for trains bounced for Wengen. The west side was for trains for Grindelwalt.
There were cafés and souvenir shops around the station. The landscape was very good.

Visited June 2014
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Plymouth, Michigan
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“great views, great hikes”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Even in rainy drizzly weather, hiking this area was awesome. Up close and personal views of the Eiger. Some of the waterfall crossings are a bit challenging. Catching a small avalanche off of the EIger was a special treat. The wildflowers are in full bloom this time of year as well.

Visited July 2014
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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“We got stopped here when tickets to Jungfrau were sold out.”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

It was beautuful. We ate delicious soup and rosti lunch and we hiked around. We saw huge groups going up to Jung but were denied tickets, yet empty trains were going back up to Jungfrau at 4 pm.
Very disappointing since we left hotel at 10 am and took the long way up, due to a rock on the train tracks the short way...but kleine scheidegg was a beautiful stop.

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