Road trip guide: Conquering Mannlichen in the Swiss Alps

Männlichen is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.343m (7,687ft) above sea level, located in the Canton of Berne, in Switzerland.


Can I drive to Männlichen?

Set high in the Swiss Alps, in the Jungfrau region, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called Männlichen Royal Walk. 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 road is closed to private motorized vehicles.

Is Männlichen worth it?

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.

How long is the road to Männlichen?

Offering spectacular views of the surrounding landscape, the road to the summit is 750m 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%.