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fsuar
fsuar
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Sep 25, 2019 - 2:01 AM

When does the funicular to Reichenbach Falls close? We will be there Oct 11th to do the Aare Gorge and see the falls.

If the funicular is closed, is there another way to get to Reichenbach Falls?

Ildiko
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Sep 25, 2019 - 5:13 AM in reply to fsuar

Hi Fsuar,

it operates until 6 October 2019.

You can still walk to the Reichenbach falls from the bus stop Zwirgi (bus nr 164). It takes around 1 hour down to the falls and then back to Zwirgi but you will see more viewpoints. The road goes troughs the woods, there are steps and the trail is a bit grumpy.

You can check the bus and the funicular at www.myswissalps.com/ti metable.

Learn more about the Hasli valley: www.myswissalps.com/ha slivalley.

fsuar
fsuar
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Sep 25, 2019 - 3:32 PM in reply to Ildiko

Thank you for your response.

From Aareschlucht West bus station take a bus to Zwirgi station. From there it is a 1 hour round trip hike to and from the falls?

Ildiko
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Sep 25, 2019 - 5:38 PM in reply to fsuar

Aareschlucht West is a train station. You can get from there to Meiringen, where you can change to the bus to Zwirgi. From Zwirgi it takes 30 mins down and 30 mins up (back to Zwirgi). OR you can walk in an hour to Zwirgi from the Aare Gorge too.

To be honest I am not sure that it is worth. Are you going to Lauterbrunnen (www.myswissalps.com/la uterbrunnen) too? There are other great falls there, like this one: www.myswissalps.com/hi king/lauterbrunnen-stechelberg

fsuar
fsuar
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Sep 25, 2019 - 11:28 PM in reply to Ildiko

Okay thank you. Yes we plan on spending the following two days in the Lauterbrunnen Valley area.

Since we will definitely be at the Aare Gorge I thought might as well see Reichenbach Falls also. Since the funicular is closed we were hoping there would be another way. The hike to and from Zwirgi seems like our only option.

I’m assuming since we won’t have to pay for the funicular, we can hike to the falls and there will be no charge?

Ildiko
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Sep 26, 2019 - 5:28 AM in reply to fsuar

Hi Fsuar, yes, that is correct. You need to pay for the funicular not for the waterfall. At www.grimselwelt.ch/en/ transport-lift/reichenbachfall you will find the hiking routes.

Aare Gorge is nice, it has 2 entrances, I prefer to start from the east entrance (near Innertkirchen) and finish at the west entrance (near Meiringen), so the way gets more and more exciting.

Last modified on Sep 26, 2019 - 5:33 AM by Ildiko

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