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Address: Grindelwald, Switzerland

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Beautiful lake and easy hike from First

We visited First in August after a morning visit to Jungfraujoch (see our other review). The hike from First to Bachalpsee is 3 km and took us about 1 hour. Even on a cloudy day... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Chicago, Illinois

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited First in August after a morning visit to Jungfraujoch (see our other review). The hike from First to Bachalpsee is 3 km and took us about 1 hour. Even on a cloudy day, the scenery is beautiful (see photos). It's not a very popular hike, which made it peaceful and all the more enjoyable. We saw more cows... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Walked past the frozen lake on the trail from First to the Faulhorn. It is in a magnificent location, between spectacular mountains. I guess in the Summer it would be inviting to go for a swim after a long hike.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The trekking/walk to the lake is relatively easy unless you have young kids or elderly. The views there were fantastic. Great for a sunny day

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Visited in mid-Dec when the cable car to the First re-opened, and decided to visit the lake as most areas were still closed. We hadn't done any research prior to the visit and so had no idea how long it would take to walk from the cable car station to the lake. Eventually we used around 1.5 hour to arrive... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Frozen when we were there this time, but in the summer is a great location for stunning photos reflecting the Finstererhorn (I think)

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Gorgeous walk (moderate exercise/ability - some steep, rough sections) -- we went from First Cable Car station to Bachalpsee then back down to Bort in just under 2.5 hours. Stunning views and lots of different terrain from mountain side, through forest, fields, etc.

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Ogmore-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Well worth a visit. Take you camera, hiking boots and just go and explore. You'll love the scenery and shadows of the mountains on the lake.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We hiked with our 8 month old and it took us a good 1 and half hours to get to this place from First. But it was worth it. Absolutely breathtaking scenery and an amazing lake with one facing the mountains and one facing away from the mountain. The hike itself is relatively easy and is doable for a person... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

You will see on here some amazing pictures of the views from this lake on a beautiful sunny day. Well even on a foggy day there is plenty to experience. It is a 45 minute walk from the gondola to First Grindelwald.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

You can get the gondola from Grindelwald up to First then walk over to the Bachalpsee lake, the mountain views from the lake are jaw dropping.

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