Road trip guide: Conquering Männlichen in the Swiss Alps
Männlichen is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.343m (7,687ft) above the sea level, located in the Canton of Berne, in Switzerland.
Set high in the Swiss Alps, the road to the summit is totally paved. A 4x4 vehicle is required due its steepness. It’s a cul-de-sac road that ends at the top and has to be descended in the same way. The drive is incredible, with 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.
Offering spectacular views of the surrounding landscape, the road to the summit is 750 m long, starting at Berghaus Männlichen. It’s very steep, hitting a 16% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. The elevation gain is 81 meters. The average gradient is 10.8%. The road is closed to private motorized vehicles.