Rising between the Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen Valleys, 2230m Männlichen has sensational views deep into the glaciated heart of the region. These are best appreciated on hikes that begin at the cable-car station, including the 1½-hour Panoramaweg to Kleine Scheidegg and the kid-focused Lieselotte Trail to Holenstein. When the flakes fall in winter, the mountain has plenty of cruisy skiing below the peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and a thrillingly bumpy, bendy toboggan run.

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1. Staubbachfall

2.27 MILES

Especially in the early morning light, you can see how the vaporous, 297m-high Staubbach Falls captivated prominent writers with its threads of spray…

2. Alpengarten

3.13 MILES

Atop the Schynige Platte plateau, the Alpengarten nurtures 600 types of Alpine blooms, including snowbells, arnicas, gentians, anemones and edelweiss…

3. Trümmelbachfälle

3.25 MILES

These glacier falls are a bang-crash spectacle. Inside the mountain, up to 20,000L of water per second corkscrews through ravines and potholes shaped by…

4. Allmendhubel

4.21 MILES

In summer the Allmendhubel funicular takes you above Mürren to a panoramic restaurant and the Skyline Chill relaxation area, where funky wave-shaped…

5. Ice Palace

4.95 MILES

Tunnels of ice polished as smooth as cut glass lead through the so-called Ice Palace at Jungfraujoch, which offers a frosty reception at minus 3°C…

6. Jungfraujoch

4.96 MILES

This is the big one. At 3454m above sea level, Jungfraujoch is Europe’s highest train station: a once-in-a-lifetime trip, with views of the deeply…

7. Gletscherschlucht


Turbulent waters carve a path through this craggy glacier gorge. A footpath weaves through tunnels hacked into cliffs veined with pink and green marble…

8. Skyline Walk

5.32 MILES

A head for heights is a prerequisite for this eyrie-like viewpoint at Birg. The glass-and-steel platform dangles above a precipice, providing dizzying…