Antique print dated 1895.
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Entitled – Grindenwald. The Grindenwald Valley.
From a photo by Stengel & Markert, Dresden.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Grindenwald. – This is reached by rail from Interlaken in about an hour and a half.
Grindenwald is a large village of widely scattered houses, and is an excellent starting-point for many excursions.
It is also a favourite resort on account of its sheltered situation.
The population numbers about 3,087, and a large portion of the village was destroyed by fire in 1892.
Grindenwald owes its reputation chiefly to its two glaciers, which are, however, inferior to the Rhone Glacier, and many others in Switzerland.
Three gigantic mountains bound the valley on the south, as is seen in the view above – these are the Eiger (13,040ft.), the Mattenberg (10,197ft. – this forms the base of the Schreckhorn), and the Wetterhorn (12,150ft.).
Between these lie the two glaciers, which form the source of the Black Lutschine.
To visit the Upper Glacier one hires a horse at a cost of seven shillings for the double journey.
One then follows the Great Scheidegg path as far as the Hotel Wetterhorn; here the traveller diverges to the right, crosses the Lutschine and the moraine, and in ten minutes reaches the artificially hewn Ice Grotto.
The Eisboden, a beautiful pasture twenty minutes’ walk from the Hotel Wetterhorn, affords a noble survey of the glaciers, the Mattenberg, Schreckhorner, Eiger, and Grindenwald valley.
On the way to the Lower Glacier the footpath descends to the right above the Hotel Eiger, crosses the Lutschine, and then ascends through underwood and over debris.
The retrogression of the glacier has brought to light the gorge of the Lutschine, which has been rendered accessible by means of wooden steps and galleries.
In returning from the gorge one follows the left bank of the river and crosses the lower bridge to Grindenwald.
Perhaps the most interesting trip is that to the Eismeer, the large basin in which the glacier accumulates before descending to the valley.
Accompanied by guides you cross the Eismeer to the stone chalet of Zasenberg, surrounded by pastures, and occupied by shepherds in summer.
Vegetation soon disappears.
On every side tower huge, wild masses of ice, and the view is bounded by mighty mountains.
If you have no wish to go beyond the middle of the Eismeer – and this is quite far enough – the excursion from Grindenwald and back may easily be accomplished in five hours.
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