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Kleine Scheidegg is a pleasant mountain pass area dwarfed by towering mountains. Trails meander through the green valley and up the hillside to the 7,760-foot (2,060-meter) pass. Trek with your family along the well-paved paths for spectacular views in this rocky region.
Dine at one of the restaurants and cafés near the summit of the mountain pass, where you will find several hotels. Among the most iconic is the Hotel Bellevue des Alpes, which was inaugurated in 1840. Bring snacks and refreshments for a picnic in this scenic area. Relax on one of the benches in the upper reaches and sample the traditional rösti potato dish.
Enjoy the panoramic views in all directions of the charming valley and the dramatic peaks, which are capped with snow for much of the year. Gaze up at the rocky giants of the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau mountains.
Hike along the popular Alpine Pass Route that incorporates this mountain pass. Join the Jungfrau Marathon that terminates here in September. Consider riding a train up to Jungfraujoch, which, at 11,332 feet (3,454 meters), is the highest point accessible by rail in Europe. Capture photos of the picturesque views from the train windows.
The region has been popular with vacationers since the early 19th century. It was previously an important trade route to Italy via the Grimsel Pass. The mountain pass has also been used as a location and setting for several movies, including North Face and Clint Eastwood’s The Eiger Sanction.
Kleine Scheidegg is in the Bernese Oberland region a little southwest of central Switzerland. It is a short trip southeast of Bern and just east of the Diemtigtal Regional Nature Park. Arrive by train to the Kleine Scheidegg Railway Station at the summit. Explore the mountainous landmarks in the region, such as the Eiger, the Lauberhorn and the Arvengarten.
Give yourself loads of time at Kleine Scheidegg. Here are some of the best things to do:
For more activities, peruse our Grindelwald things to do page.
Located near the slopes, this Lauterbrunnen hotel is in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of Valley Museum Lauterbrunnen and Staubbach Falls, and close to winter sports such as skiing lessons and snowshoeing. Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area and Isenfluh Cable Car are also within 3 mi (5 km). Lauterbrunnen Station is only a 3-minute walk.
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Trummelbach Falls, Jungfraujoch, and Schilthorn. First is 12.9 mi (20.7 km) away. Wengen Station is 7 minutes by foot.
Located in the heart of Wengen, this hotel is steps from Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area and Mannlichen Mountain. Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car and Mini Golf Wengen are also within 5 minutes. Wengen Station is only a 2-minute walk.
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