First – Adventures with a fascinating mountain panorama backdrop

Be amazed by the unique mountain panorama

Take the Gondola Cable Car to First from Grindelwald in just 25 minutes. During your trip, the mountain panorama will take your breath away. First sits at 2168 m above sea level and is the perfect trip for adventurous visitors.

Fun gondola ride

Your trip to First begins in Grindelwald,  from where a 6-seater gondola will carry you to the top in 25 minutes. Float towards the ridge secure in your gondola. During the ride you’re guaranteed a breathtaking view of the mountain landscape, so sit back and enjoy the dreamlike view. When you arrive at 2168 m above sea level, there are plenty of ways to make the most of your day.

Hikes a plenty

First is the perfect destination for keen hikers and fans of climbing. There are lots of hiking trails to explore, including a wonderful one-hour hiking route from First to Bachalpsee lake. This blue gem sits at 2265 m above sea level and is surrounded by a moorland landscape of national importance, through which the Mühlebach meanders. This alpine lake has to be seen with your own eyes, no photo can adequately capture its charm. You can continue this trail over the Faulhorn to the Schynige Platte. During this hike, you’ll enjoy repeated views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, making it one of the most spectacular panoramic tours in the Bernese Oberland.

Pure adventure & fun for children

Once you reach First, a comprehensive selection of activities awaits, with plenty of fun, sky-high adrenaline and a mountain panorama in a league of its own. Get your adventure off to a good start with the customisable “Adventure Packages”.

Select your action-packed experience:

Berggasthaus First

Berggasthaus First sits next to the Firstbahn summit station, at 2200 m above sea level. The Berggasthaus, or mountain house, is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the sun. The terrace has a unique view of the upper Grindelwald glacier, the Wetterhorn, the Schreckhorn, the Kleine Scheidegg, the Männlichen and Grindelwald. It also offers tasty dishes and accommodation.

Your highlights at a glance

  • Stunning hikes for climbing fans with breathtaking views

  • Playground and Marmot Educational Trail for children

  • Berggasthaus First with a wide selection of food and drink available

  • Glide through the air with First Glider and First Flyer

  • Travel down the mountain with Mountain Cart or Trotti-Bike

To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way, please note

  • Plan your trip to First and check weather conditions in advance

  • Travel to Grindelwald base station by rail or car

  • Check the Firstbahn’s timetable

  • Plan your hikes in advance and wear weather-appropriate clothing

Personal tip

“The mountain panorama was unbelievably beautiful. A gondola ride to First is perfect for a day trip. The hike to Bachalpsee lake was definitely worth it. It was amazing to see the sky reflected in the lake.”

Discover the divers experiences, hikes and adventures in Grindelwald – First:

First Gondola Cable Car


© CC-BY-SA | Firstbahn / Jungfraubahnen AG, Interlaken Tourismus
16,19 km

Schynige Platte - Faulhorn - First


© Achim Schneider, Jungfraubahnen Management AG
3,31 km

First - Bachalpsee (Nr. 50)


© MA PM Grindelwald, Grindelwald Tourismus
8,26 km

First - Schwarzhorn - First


© Achim Schneider, Jungfraubahnen Management AG
2,36 km

First - Schreckfeld


© Achim Schneider, Jungfraubahnen Management AG

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