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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.

Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 168, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$5,876 per night from May 9 to May 10
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 ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (478 reviews)
"Excellent hotel in Grindelwald. We highly recommend it."

Reviewed on 2021/4/11

Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Central Hotel Wolter
Central Hotel Wolter
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 93, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$4,221 per night from Apr 27 to Apr 28
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 ...
4.2/5Excellent! (602 reviews)
"Fantastic location in the middle of the town. Wonderful check-in. Good food and bar service. Did not disappoint."

Reviewed on 2020/8/22

Central Hotel Wolter
Eiger Selfness Hotel - Zeit für mich
Eiger Selfness Hotel - Zeit für mich
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 133, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$6,790 per night from May 20 to May 21
Located in the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out hotel in Grindelwald is within a 10-minute walk of First Cable Car and Sportzentrum Grindelwald and close to winter ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (320 reviews)
"Excellent location, amazing views from room and great staff!"

Reviewed on 2020/1/5

Eiger Selfness Hotel - Zeit für mich
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.
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 ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (157 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
Serviced Apartments – Kirchbühl@home
Serviced Apartments – Kirchbühl@home
3.5 out of 5
Kirchbühlstrasse 23, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$5,342 per night from May 16 to May 17
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
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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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

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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

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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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