2165 m a.s.l. / Innertkirchen - Gletsch
The Grimsel Pass connects Meringen in the Bernese Oberland with Gletsch in Valais. The journey through the stark, wild mountain landscape is truly enthralling. Granite rocks, reservoirs and power plants shape the landscape in one of the most mineral-rich areas in the Alps. You can admire the rock crystals at the Geology Museum (Strahlermuseum) in Guttannen. It’s also well worth making the trip on the Gelmerbahn, Europe’s steepest funicular railway.
Top of Grimsel Pass
Grimsel Pass view towards Grimsel Hospice
A journey on the Gelmerbahn means guaranteed thrills. With parts of the ascent reaching a gradient of 106%, it’s the steepest funicular railway in Europe. Once you arrive at the summit station, a relaxed hike around the turquoise waters of Lake Gelmer is strongly recommended.