First Cliff Walk by Tissot at Grindelwald-First

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First Cliff Walk by Tissot

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For thrill seekers and mountain lovers, the new ‘First Cliff Walk by Tissot’ located near Grindelwald is the perfect destination for a day trip or weekend excursion. NewInZurich visited this summit attraction in the Jungfrau region of Switzerland the other week and our group was accompanied by a wonderful guide, Roland Fontanive, who regaled us with interesting facts about the flora and fauna, and of course stories about the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains.

Bachalpsee Grindelwald

Bachalpsee

After alighting the gondola at Grindelwald First, we had a comfortable hike to the beautiful Bachalpsee (which in fact consists of two lakes), where we stopped to admire the spectacular landscape and scenery before heading to the First Cliff Walk.

Bachalpsee Grindelwald

The First Cliff Walk by Tissot

This construction has been been built alongside the cliff allowing visitors to walk along a narrow and winding platform, thousands of meters above the valleys and pastures below. At the end of the platform, visitors reach an observation point, from which the incredibly sheer slopes of the Eiger can be marvelled at. The First Cliff Walk by Tissot, although seemingly frightening, offers a magnificent view of the Swiss alps. Jungfrau Railways have invested over CHF 1.5 million into the suspension bridge, ensuring its visitors a safe yet captivating experience.

Tissot Cliff Walk

Summit Trail Open All Year Round

The Cliff walk was first opened in September of 2015, and has helped to attract even more visitors to the Jungfrau region. The summit trail is open year round, and draws in hikers of all sorts, making it a great place to visit even with children.

The summit trail was constructed in partnership with the well-known Swiss brand Tissot a Swatch group brand renowned for creating high quality products ideal for the mountains.

First Cliff Walk Tissot

More Than Hiking

In addition to the First Cliff Walk by Tissot, The Jungfrau Railway group also organizes a diverse range of tours and activities throughout the area, including trips to the famous Jungfraujoch viewpoint, mountain carting, trotti biking, and the all new ‘First Flyer’ experience, an 800-meter long zip line in the mountains. All these activities make the region a real paradise for adrenaline lovers.

mountain carting in Jungfrauregion

Mountain Carting

After a satisfying Swiss mountain lunch of Alpermacaroni with apple puree on the sunny Panorama Terrace of the First Mountain Restaurant it was time to don our helmets and take to the mountain carts. The mountain carts are go-carts which you control by braking as much (or as little!) as you wish and we had great fun careering down the windy paths to the village below. It was the perfect end to a perfect day full of fresh air, exercise and stunning mountain views.

mountain carting in Jungfrauregion

It’s a great place to visit when you have relatives or visitors over and makes for a perfect “Swiss Day” which you and they will remember for years to come. You can do it as a day trip from Zurich like we did – or why not treat yourself and stay overnight in the mountains? For more information visit the Jungfrau Website here. 

Grindelwald

For more information on the First Cliff Walk by Tissot, visit the website here. 

Article by Sofia Mikton

Photos by Christina on Olympus OMDEM10 camera

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