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We walked here easily from First, it was still mid morning by the time we got here, the cloud was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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stunning snow-capped mountains along the way while you hike to bachalpsee lake, around 1 hr hike... read more

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Grindelwald, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked here easily from First, it was still mid morning by the time we got here, the cloud was following us from First but I managed to get some beautiful shots from my iPhone! One lake had a frozen cover over it but it...More

Thank BecM2117
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stunning snow-capped mountains along the way while you hike to bachalpsee lake, around 1 hr hike and you can have a picnic at the lake before heading back. the lake reflects the sky when the water is still.

Thank germainelch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see if you are in the area, beautiful lake with mountain view and reflection if you are lucky, definitely worth the stop/hike

Thank Mitchi121
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It looks like ur in heaven when ur in banff Loved all the lakes n spots there we went in june with two kids one is eight n other one is 4 both enjoyed this place saw some wild life both had fun this place...More

Thank Saman I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Start the walk from the First station to the Bachalpsee (blue lake) will take about 3 hours. Enjoying the beautiful reflections is definitely rewarding of the tiresome walk.

Thank king50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I left First early and only saw 4 people on my way. Its a nice walk about 1hr depending how fast you walk. On my way back i passed hundreds of people who had just arrived and the peace and quiet disappeared.

1  Thank clarksm67
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

A must do hike if you are on First. It takes around 90 mins for a slow paced walk to reach the lake from First. The walk is mostly flat with little highs and lows. You can easily spend couple of house admiring the beauty...More

1  Thank amitmegahit
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

The trip to the lake takes 50 minutes from the FIRST station on the mountain, if you are not used to walking it will have its tolls on you but the view is worth the hassle.

Thank Ibrahim A
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This is the most popular destination from First, but was just one of the sights along our hike to the Faulhorn. Some hearty souls braved the cold water for a quick swim. Keep your eye peeled for wildlife; we saw red foxes nearby.

Thank onbelay66
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

A long trek of one and half hour but worth it. Extremly scenic and so is the trek. The walk encompasses of scenic mountains and valleys with a lot of cows grazing along the grass. One can hear the beautiful sound of bells tied on...More

Thank KabirMalkani
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19 May 2018|
Response from Shobby351 |
I took my pictures at around 1pm as it took me time to get to Grindelwald from Wengen and then to use the gondola car to First. I hiked to the head of the lake and my view was then south-easterly. The sun was high at the... More
1 September 2017|
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Response from sheila b | Reviewed this property |
Hello. We kept our Jungfaubahnen Pass map of the area, so I can tell you that the map says the time for walking from First to Bachalpsee and back to First is 1 hour and 40 minutes. We have found that since the trail is... More
Kawee C
21 March 2017|
Response from sheila b | Reviewed this property |
Well...although we've been to the area three different times, we've always waited until late June to arrive so that all of the trails would be open. That could be a problem with going in late April. Snowshoes?