GrindelwaldSwitzerland

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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

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Alpenhof
Hotel Alpenhof
3 out of 5
Kreuzweg 36, Grindelwald, BE
NT$5,022
per night
Feb 18 - Feb 19

Located in the heart of Grindelwald, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sportzentrum Grindelwald and First Cable Car. Grindelwald Grund Gondola and Kleine ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (477 reviews)

"Very convenient if you drive. Good service and there are everything you need!"…"

Reviewed on 2019/11/13

Hotel Alpenhof
Central Hotel Wolter
Central Hotel Wolter
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 93, Grindelwald, BE
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
NT$4,508
per night
Mar 15 - Mar 16

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! (521 reviews)

"Near station, Great view from mine Balcony"…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/31

Central Hotel Wolter
Grindelwalderhof
Grindelwalderhof
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 155, Grindelwald, BE
NT$4,999
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in the heart of Grindelwald, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of First Cable Car, Sportzentrum Grindelwald, and Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area. Pfingstegg ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (270 reviews)

"Courteous staff, excellent location, great for families and reasonably priced. Apartment room allowed us to cook meals and breakfast was included."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/15

Grindelwalderhof

Popular things to do in Grindelwald

Eiger
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Eiger

5/5(150 reviews)

Whether you hike along it, take the railway to its villages or just enjoy the view from Grindelwald below, this famous peak in the Bernese Alps is not to be missed.

Kleine Scheidegg
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Kleine Scheidegg

4.5/5(94 reviews)

Ride the quaint railway along this serene and picturesque mountain pass and trek along the winding trails with enchanting vistas.

First
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First

4.5/5(36 reviews)

Enjoy the mountain views and explore First, a lovely green space in Grindelwald. Stroll along the lakeside or seek out the ski slopes.

First Flyer
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First Flyer

4.5/5(7 reviews)

You can learn about the history of Grindelwald with a visit to First Flyer. Discover the area's mountain views, or seek out its ski slopes.

Bussalp
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Bussalp

4/5(2 reviews)

Enjoy an outing to Bussalp during your stay in Grindelwald. You can seek out the ski slopes and local tours in this quaint area.

Gletscherschlucht
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Gletscherschlucht

5/5(1 review)

Find out about the history of Grindelwald when you spend time at Gletscherschlucht. You can seek out the ski slopes and local tours in this quaint area.

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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!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 24, 2019

Breathtakingly beautiful

5/5 - Excellent

Mild

Aug 22, 2019

The town is amazing, either close to or convenient to the summer activities like First Top of Adventure and Jungfraujoch Top of Europe. Lots of dining options, from getting food to go from the local Coop or Migros traditional Swiss dining.