Grindelwald First Cliff Walk (Photo: Jungfrau Railways)

First Cliff Walk by Tissot - summit attraction with thrills

First Cliff Walk by Tissot is an attraction on Grindelwald First at 2166 m above sea level. It consists of several elements and leads directly along the cliff. The First Cliff Walk by Tissot offers a unique panorama of the surrounding 4000-meter-high mountains. The view of the characteristically shaped Eiger in the foreground is omnipresent.

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Highlights First Cliff Walk by Tissot

  • Narrow and vertiginous walk along the cliff
  • 40 meter long single-rope suspension bridge
  • Lookout point that rises 45 meters above the abyss
  • Special thrill for people without fear of heights
  • View of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau

The Grindelwald First is a mountain ridge north above Grindelwald. It is also called "Top of Adventure". The upper mountain station of the Firstbahn stands at 2167 m above sea level and is also called First. Very close to it you will find the First Cliff Walk by Tissot.

Summit attraction First Cliff Walk by Tissot

The First Cliff Walk by Tissot begins with the cliff walk. It first leads along a steeply sloping rock face on the west side of the Berghaus and the First summit. The ascent snail takes visitors up to the First sun terrace. Up here begins a 45-meter-long footbridge that seemingly leads to nowhere

From this vantage point, the view of the surrounding mountains is particularly impressive. The Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau rise majestically above a sea of fog that is often present here. The Grosse and Kleine Scheideck as well as the Schreckhorn are also visible in good visibility conditions and downward the view falls on Grindelwald.

Visitors do not need to have mountain experience. However, walking on the forty-meter-long single-rope suspension bridge requires exceptional courage

Grindelwald First Cliff Walk by Tissot (Photo: Jungfrau Railways)Grindelwald First Cliff Walk by Tissot (Photo: Jungfrau Railways)
View from the First Cliff Walk by Tissot (Photo: Switzerland Tourism)View from the First Cliff Walk by Tissot (Photo: Switzerland Tourism)

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Accessibility of the First Cliff Walk

The First Cliff Walk starts right at the top station of the cable car (2167 m above sea level). You can reach the station by cable car in about 25 minutes from Grindelwald. It goes up in three sections. During the ride you can already enjoy a magnificent view of the mountain peaks of the Jungfrau region

Suitability First Cliff Walk

The First Cliff Walk is suitable for those without a fear of heights. The walk is also suitable for school-age children accompanied by an adult.

Video First Cliff Walk by Tissot

Grindelwald First - The Tissot First Cliff Walk and Bachalpsee

Prices and opening hours

The walk is open all year round during the opening hours of the mountain railroad. The use of the First Cliff Walk is free of charge.

Opening hours of the Firstbahn 2022

Time periodMountain rides (clock)Downhill rides (clock)
From the end of May to the end of October09:00 to 17:0009:00 to 17:30
July and August08:00 to 17:3008:00 to 18:00
last week of October to second week of Decemberrevisionrevision

Prices of the Firstbahn (CHF) Return in 2022

departureadultschildren (6-15 years)
Grindelwald64.0020.00
Interlaken East86.4020.00
Grindelwald First Cliff Walk by Tissot (Photo: Switzerland Tourism)Grindelwald First Cliff Walk by Tissot (Photo: Switzerland Tourism)
Grindelwald First Cliff Walk by Tissot (Photo: Jungfrau Railways)Grindelwald First Cliff Walk by Tissot (Photo: Jungfrau Railways)

Location and approach

The valley station of the Firstbahn is located in Grindelwald. You can reach it from the train station in about 8-10 min by foot.

Arrival by car

If you want to travel from Interlaken, you first drive via Matten onto the Gsteigstrasse. From here the journey continues via Wilderswil and Gündlischwand. On the Stegmatte you continue via the Lütschental to Burglauenen. The further way leads over the Grindelwaldstrasse to the Dorfstrasse in Grindelwald. The journey time from Interlaken is about half an hour. The address is Dorfstrasse 187 in 3818 Grindelwald, if you want to be guided by your navigation system. In Grindelwald you will find paid parking.

Arrival by public transport

From Interlaken Ost, the Bernese Oberland Railways take you a good half hour to Grindelwald train station. From here you need about 8-10 minutes on foot.

Grindelwald Firstbahn (Photo: Jungfrau Railways)Grindelwald Firstbahn (Photo: Jungfrau Railways)
Grindelwald Firstbahn (Photo: Switzerland Tourism)Grindelwald Firstbahn (Photo: Switzerland Tourism)