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Grindelwald
Travel Guide

Grindelwald showing farmland, a small town or village and landscape views

Vacation in an alpine resort surrounded by breathtaking scenery, and take part in outdoor pursuits all through the year.

Grindelwald is one of the largest villages in the Berner Oberland of the Swiss Alps. This ski resort sits at the lofty elevation of 3,393 feet (1,034 meters) surrounded by some of Switzerland’s most famous mountains. Come to ski, climb, hike or simply to enjoy the scenery.

Although nestled between the towering peaks of Jungfrau, Monch, Schreckhorn and Wetterhorn, Grindelwald is nicknamed Eiger village because it faces the north face of the Eiger. The challenging mountain has a notorious reputation in the climbing world.

If you want to ski the Jungfrau ski area, Grindelwald makes an ideal base. From the village, you can easily reach Grindelwald First and Kleine Scheidegg-Mannlichen ski areas. These give you access to an incredible 45 cable cars, lifts and funiculars that take you to approximately 133 miles (214 kilometers) of downhill trails.

Whether you are an expert skier who wants to coast all the way down to the village or a beginner who needs to start with the basics, there is a perfect run for your skill level.

A good way to savor Grindelwald’s spectacular scenery is to take the Grindelwald–Mannlichen Gondola Cableway up to the mountaintop village of Mannlichen. A trip on board one of the world’s longest gondola cableway lines sends you soaring above the trees and pistes.

During the summer, go hiking and mountain biking. Try river rafting in the Grindelwald Valley.

Even if you never venture out of the village, Grindelwald has enough charms to keep you entertained. Enjoy a hot drink at one of the cafés, shop in independent boutiques and choose from the many restaurants and clubs.

Grindelwald is one of the most accessible alpine destinations in the Berner Oberland. Fly into the international airports at Zurich or Geneva and take a direct train connection to Grindelwald Station. International express trains run to Interlaken and from there you can take the local Bernese Oberland Railway to Grindelwald in just over half an hour. The area is also very well connected through a series of highways and well maintained mountain roads.

At Grindelwald, enjoy an impressive outdoor playground with year-round activities.

Hotel Sonnenberg
Hotel Sonnenberg
3 out of 5
Sonnenbergweg 6, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$4,648 per night from Jun 23 to Jun 23
Situated in Grindelwald, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sportzentrum Grindelwald and Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area. First Cable Car and Pfingstegg ...
4.3/5Excellent! (26 reviews)
"amazing view of grindelwald village and the eiger mountain from our balcony. room was clean with a comfortable bed but very small so if you have a big suitcase you wont have room to open it up. hotel is up a fairly steep walkway that hadnt been shoveled so we were slipping and sliding all over the ..."

Reviewed on 2021/2/4

Hotel Sonnenberg
Hotel Spinne
Hotel Spinne
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 136, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$7,254 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
Located in the heart of Grindelwald, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of First Cable Car, Sportzentrum Grindelwald, and Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (384 reviews)
Cozy Mountain hotel
"I stayed for 1 night after a business meeting. The single room was very comfortable. Some visitors may find it smaller than they are used to, but for a single traveler, it was perfectly appointed and had everything I needed. The outdoor infinity pool overlooking the mountains was my favorite part ..."

Reviewed on 2020/3/11

Hotel Spinne
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 168, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$7,321 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 6
Situated in the mountains, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of First Cable Car, Pfingstegg Cable Car, and Sportzentrum Grindelwald. Grindelwald - Wengen ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (486 reviews)
"Excellent hotel in Grindelwald. We highly recommend it."

Reviewed on 2021/4/11

Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Serviced Apartments – Kirchbühl@home
Serviced Apartments – Kirchbühl@home
3.5 out of 5
Kirchbühlstrasse 23, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$5,367 per night from Jun 23 to Jun 23
Located in the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out aparthotel in Grindelwald is within 9 mi (15 km) of Eiger and Kleine Scheidegg and close to winter sports such ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (48 reviews)
Convenient and cosy
"Nice accomodation, good for families. Walking distance to the breakfast place and to the city center."

Reviewed on 2020/12/28

Serviced Apartments – Kirchbühl@home
Aparthotel Eiger Grindelwald
Aparthotel Eiger Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 133, Grindelwald, BE
Situated in Grindelwald, this spa aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of First Cable Car, Sportzentrum Grindelwald, and Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area. Pfingstegg ...
4.4/5Excellent! (158 reviews)
Just perfect
"Absolutely perfect stay. The warmest welcome from the reception and super friendly service the whole time. Loved the spa facilities. Perfect to end a day in the snow. Location was excellent."

Reviewed on 2020/12/28

Aparthotel Eiger Grindelwald
Grindelwald Penthouse
Grindelwald Penthouse
5 out of 5
Bergwelt 3, Grindelwald
Set amidst the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out apartment building in Grindelwald is within a 10-minute walk of First Cable Car, Pfingstegg Cable Car, and Grindelwald ...
Grindelwald Penthouse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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