GrindelwaldSwitzerland

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Visit Grindelwald

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$4,913
per night
Dec 9 - Dec 10

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! (451 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 2019/11/13

Hotel Alpenhof
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 168, Grindelwald, BE
NT$6,230
per night
Dec 17 - Dec 18

Situated in the mountains, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of First Cable Car, Pfingstegg Cable Car, and Sportzentrum Grindelwald. Grindelwald Grund ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (403 reviews)

"The location was great with breathtaking views and easy walks to town. The rooms were a bit old, but clean and comfortable. The strangest thing was that they put a Snickers Bar on our pillow one night - really? We were in Swiss chocolate heaven and I get a Snickers? the staff was very friendly"…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/15

Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Central Hotel Wolter
Central Hotel Wolter
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 93, Grindelwald, BE
NT$4,272
per night
Dec 20 - Dec 21

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! (510 reviews)

"Small kitchen was very nice for visitors as we wound like to prepare dinner ourselves. Also the location was really good."…"

Reviewed on 2019/9/9

Central Hotel Wolter

Popular things to do in Grindelwald

Eiger
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Eiger

5/5(143 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(90 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(35 reviews)

Enjoy the mountain views and explore First, a lovely green space in Grindelwald. Amble around the area's lakeside or seek out the ski slopes.

First Flyer
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First Flyer

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Enjoy a stop at First Flyer, a landmark worth seeing in Grindelwald. Amble around the area's lakeside or seek out the ski slopes.

Bussalp
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Bussalp

4/5(2 reviews)

Enjoy an outing to Bussalp during your stay in Grindelwald. Stroll along the lakeside or discover the mountain views in this quaint area.

Gletscherschlucht
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Gletscherschlucht

5/5(1 review)

Enjoy a stop at Gletscherschlucht, a landmark worth seeing in Grindelwald. Amble around this quaint area's lakeside, or seek out the ski slopes.

Reviews of Grindelwald

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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.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 10, 2019

The hike from First to Bachalpsee was spectacular!