Grosse Scheidegg

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Grosse Scheidegg
Grosse Scheidegg, polygonum.JPG
View from Grosse Scheidegg towards the Eiger and Kleine Scheidegg
Elevation 1,962 m (6,437 ft)[1]
Traversed by Road (bus traffic only)
Location Bern, Switzerland
Range Alps
Coordinates 46°39.54′N 08°06.78′E / 46.65900°N 8.11300°E / 46.65900; 8.11300Coordinates: 46°39.54′N 08°06.78′E / 46.65900°N 8.11300°E / 46.65900; 8.11300
Grosse Scheidegg is located in Switzerland
Grosse Scheidegg
Grosse Scheidegg
Location in Switzerland
The beginning of the Reichenbach river

Grosse Scheidegg (el. 1962 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland, connecting Grindelwald and Meiringen. The pass lies between the Schwarzhorn and the Wetterhorn.

The road over the pass is open only to bus traffic. However, hiking is popular and this pass forms part of the cross-country Alpine Pass Route.

In the Meiringen side, the pass goes along the Reichenbach river, known as the place of the last fight between Holmes and Moriarty. The waterfall can be visited easily using the Reichenbachfall funicular.

There is a restaurant called the Berghotel on top of the Grosse Scheidegg.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Swisstopo maps

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