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GrindelwaldSwitzerland

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.

Top Hotels in Grindelwald

Central Hotel Wolter
Central Hotel Wolter
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 93, Grindelwald, BE

Located in the heart of Grindelwald, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sportzentrum Grindelwald and Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area. First Cable Car and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (570 reviews)
Perfect location great food

"Couldn’t be better located for train and ski lifts. Clean, friendly with great breakfast. No hesitation in recommending."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/25

Central Hotel Wolter
Derby Swiss Quality Hotel
Derby Swiss Quality Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 75, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$5,146 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 6

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sportzentrum Grindelwald and Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area. First Cable Car and Pfingstegg ...

4.3/5Excellent! (353 reviews)

"Hotel is conveniently located right off of the train station!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/8

Derby Swiss Quality Hotel
Hotel Bernerhof Grindelwald
Hotel Bernerhof Grindelwald
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 89, Grindelwald, BE

Located in the heart of Grindelwald, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sportzentrum Grindelwald and Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area. First Cable Car and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (431 reviews)

"Amazing views and a fantastic room.. will definitely return"…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/16

Hotel Bernerhof 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.

Vacation Rentals in Grindelwald

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! (155 reviews)

"great location to train station. Can see snow mountains in the room. Easy to commute to Jungfrau. Oven is available in the kitchen. Very convenient for cooking. Coop is near by."…"

Reviewed on 2019/5/28

Aparthotel Eiger Grindelwald
Serviced Apartments – Kirchbühl@home
Serviced Apartments – Kirchbühl@home
3.5 out of 5
Kirchbühlstrasse 23, Grindelwald, BE

Located in the mountains, this family-friendly aparthotel is 3.5 mi (5.7 km) from Eiger and 8.8 mi (14.1 km) from Kleine Scheidegg. Trummelbach Falls and Jungfrau ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (43 reviews)
Excellent hotel, excellent location, and excellent

"The hotel staff was very helpful! They made dinner reservations for us when we checked in, drove us to the building our apartment was in, waited for us to put our thing up, then drove us back to the restaurant. They were even able to book tickets to Jungfraujoch for us. This is an excellent hotel ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/20

Serviced Apartments – Kirchbühl@home
Apartment Bächli by Griwarent
Apartment Bächli by Griwarent
5 out of 5
Spillstattstrasse 70, Grindelwald

Situated in the mountains, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area and Sportzentrum Grindelwald. Grindelwald ...

Apartment Bächli by Griwarent
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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Reviews of Grindelwald

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5/5 - Excellent

nancyj

Mar 21, 2020

the four of us adults fell in love with grindelwald the minute we stepped off the train. very walkable, adorable town, lots of shopping, cocktails at outdoor seating at the foot of the elger, and convenient location to the cog train, buses & gondola

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 19, 2020

Had an amazing time skiing with views of the Eiger and other peaks. The Grindelwald countryside is incredibly charming.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 1, 2020

It was an amazing and beautiful place. It looks like a painting. It has lots of fun snow activities

5/5 - Excellent

Kama'aina

Oct 17, 2019

Grindelwald is a lovely town and the area is one of the most beautiful areas of the planet.

5/5 - Excellent

Rick

Sep 17, 2019

Grindelwald is unbelievably beautiful. Unfortunately, it is, like most of the best areas in Switzerland, very expensive. Unless you want to pick up your dinner at the grocery, reasonably priced dining options are nonexistent.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 6, 2019

So much to do. We went up to first 2 times. Great hiking, wonderful food at the restaurants and so many things to experience. The best trip ever!

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