How to get to Gimmelwald
Gimmelwald is located at the far end of the Lauterbrunnen valley. Gimmelwald is car-free, accessible only by cable car or foot. Wheter you travel by car or by public transport system you have to fetch a gondola at Stechelberg. You can reach Gimmelwald by public transport system or with your car.
Take the cable car from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald
If you travel by car, it takes you half an hour to reach Gimmelwald from Interlaken and one hour from Bern. As there are no cars in Gimmelwald, leave the car at the cable car station in Stechelberg. Drive from Inerlaken to Lauterbrunen first, then follow the signs to Stechelberg an take the cable car station up to Gimmelwald.
By Public Transport System:
1. Catch the Lauterbrunnen-bound train from the Interlaken Ost Station, and get off at Lauterbrunnen. Make sure you board the correct car, the back few cars go to Grindelwald. Eurail/Inter-rail passes are only valid for a discount on this line, so be sure you have an actual ticket before boarding the train. You can buy a ticket valid all the way to Gimmelwald, with the PostBus and gondola fare for the second leg of the journey included.
2. At Lauterbrunnen, cross the street and board the yellow PostBus (Postauto) heading for the Stechelberg gondola station, and get off there.
Ride the gondola (Schilthornbahn) up one station to Gimmelwald. Alternatively, you can take a 1.5 hour hike up to Gimmelwald from Stechelberg and save money on the gondola fare. (but be prepared - the way is really challenging, especially if you have luggage!)