Bachalpsee Lake, Grindelwald

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Embark on a scenic hike to view the famed Bachalpsee Lake. This 8 hectare (20 acre) body of water sits at an elevation of 2,265 m (7,431 ft) with a beautiful frame of snow-capped mountains. You can choose from a number of trails that lead to the lake, varying in length and difficulty. Those who prefer a shorter walk can take a cable car much of the way. Make sure to bring your camera to snap this alpine scene. Using our international travel planner, Grindelwald attractions like Bachalpsee Lake can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I read many reviews saying it's a relatively easy walk. Actually it's not as easy. Took me an hour to reach on foot and the view is absolutely amazing. Thereafter an hour to walk back to gondola... 
    I read many reviews saying it's a relatively easy walk. Actually it's not as easy. Took me an hour to reach on foot and the view is absolutely amazing. Thereafter an hour to walk back to gondola...  more »
  • This hike is accessible from the Grindelwald First gondola, which leaves from near the center of Grindelwald. The hike begins on a rather steep path, which later becomes more gradual or level. It... 
    This hike is accessible from the Grindelwald First gondola, which leaves from near the center of Grindelwald. The hike begins on a rather steep path, which later becomes more gradual or level. It...  more »
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  • Without a doubt the most breathtaking hike I have ever done. Too the gondola up and then did the first to bachalpsee hike, which was quite the tiring trek! We were rewarded with the most beautiful views!! Spent a few hours at the lake having a picnic, taking pictures and just taking it all in. Switzerland is such a gorgeous place! This was the most memorable stop on my trip so definitely make sure you go here! You will be blown away.
  • A long way to go, it's steep & slippery sometimes, so wear some appropriate shoes. The view is definitely worth it.

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