He painted the Jungfrau and the Schynige Platte, but Ferdinand Hodler never committed Lake Bachalpsee to canvas. The glacial water reflecting the Schreckhorn in the calm air would have been entirely in keeping with the taste of the well-known symbolist. Many others discovered the beauty of the "blue jewel". Lake Bachalpsee travels around the world as a postcard. However: no photo are able capture the radiance of the lake. You need to go there and see it for yourself. That doesn't require much effort. Lake Bachalpsee can be reached from First on foot in less than an hour.
This is an un-spoilt spot of beauty. The lake is on many postcards, but you have to see it yourself. At the start of the hike, there is a short but steep ascent to the Gummihütte that must be tackled.
- High above Grindelwald in the region of First ski resort lies the iconic mirror Lake Bachalpsee.
- Set amongst gentle alpine meadows, the background alpine peaks reflect off the still water in stark contrast.
- The hike to the lake takes only 1.5 hours and we enjoy a traditional Swiss snack along the way.
- Train ticket from Interlaken Ost to First