Männlichen Pass, a gravel road in the Swiss Alps

The Männlichen is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.343m (7,687ft) above the sea level, located in the Swiss Alps, within the Canton of Berne.

The road to the pass is gravel. It’s extremely narrow and in some places is only wide enough for one vehicle, and in many places bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails. This pass offers some of the nicest views in the Alps on a clear day. A visit to Männlichen promises memorable and near-to-nature moments at every time of year. The approach through the Bernese Oberland is an experience in itself, as the Jungfrau massif and Bernese Alps become ever more impressive.

The road is closed to motorized vehicles. It’s always closed in winters. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime and can block some sections of the road, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. 


NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.