- Day 01 Allmendhubel Schilthorn Gruetschalp - Day 02 Bern - Day 03
- Day 01
- Day 02 Rothorn Sunnegga - Day 03 Zmutt Gornergrat Rotenboden - Day 04 Gornergrat Rotenboden Riffelberg Riffelalp Klein Matterhorn - Day 05 Riffelalp-Sunnegga Findeln - Day 06 Trockener Steg Klein Matterhorn Schwarzsee Zmutt
The following day, it had been raining lightly since morning and the mountains were covered with heavy clouds. There was nothing to do in the town of Grindelwald, so I purchased a Jungfraubahnen 6-day Pass and ventured to one of the pupular summits in Grindelwald area, Maennlichen.
Jungfraubahnen 6-day Pass is a great deal if you stay in the Jungfrau area for a week and the weather is good.
The Jungfraubahnen 6-day Pass is a ride pass which allows unlimited travel in the Jungfrau region for 6 days and it also gives you a discounted trip up to the "Top of Europe(Jungfraujoch)".
Jungfraujoch is the highest railway station in Europe(3454m) and it is one of the most popular sightseeing destinations in Switzerland, attracting great crowd of tourists.
The journey to the top of Maennlichen is very easy.
First, you take a Berner Oberland Bahn(BOB) at the Grindelwald railway station and get off at the Grund railway station. All trains from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg, which is the station at the foot of Jungfrau, will go through Grund station.
Grund station is almost 100m lower than Grindelwald station and it is only a 5-minute train ride.
At Grund station, you switch to "Grund Maennlichen Gonlola Gableway" taking you up to the top of Maennlichen, 2230m above sea-level.
I heard that the gondola cable is about 6km long and it is still the world's longest cable car. The gondola cable ride to Maennlichen is long, about 30 minutes or more!!
After a 30-minute aerial gondola ride, you will reach the top of Maennlichen.
As I had imagined, everything was completely covered with clouds.
I couldn't see anything from the top, so I enjoyed a good beer at a restaurant.... That was everything I did at the top of Maennlichen!