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.

Eiger Lodge Chic
Eiger Lodge Chic
Grundstrasse 58, Grindelwald, 3818
The price is $175 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29
Stay at this ski hotel in Grindelwald. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a terrace. Popular attractions Grindelwald Grund Gondola and Sportzentrum Grindelwald ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (42 reviews)
"Great place"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

BERGWELT GRINDELWALD | ALPINE DESIGN RESORT
BERGWELT GRINDELWALD | ALPINE DESIGN RESORT
3.5 out of 5
Bergwelt 4, Grindelwald, BE, 3818
The price is $342 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Grindelwald. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a full-service spa. Popular attractions First Cable Car and Sportzentrum ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (93 reviews)
"Beautiful design and excellent staff. By far the best hotel, you get your bang for your buck."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Hotel Alpenhof
Hotel Alpenhof
3 out of 5
Kreuzweg 36, Grindelwald, BE, 3818
The price is $226 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27
Stay at this 3-star ski hotel in Grindelwald. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (644 reviews)
"Great location and Clean property . staff was very helpful"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

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 at Home
Serviced Apartments – Kirchbühl at Home
3.5 out of 5
Kirchbühlstrasse 23, Grindelwald, BE, 3818
Stay at this 3.5-star ski aparthotel in Grindelwald. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (57 reviews)
Convenient and cosy
"Nice accomodation, good for families. Walking distance to the breakfast place and to the city center."

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

Aparthotel Eiger Grindelwald
Aparthotel Eiger Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 133, Grindelwald, BE, 3818
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Grindelwald. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (163 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 Dec 28, 2020

Apartment Chalet Smaragd in Grindelwald - 2 persons, 1 bedrooms
Apartment Chalet Smaragd in Grindelwald - 2 persons, 1 bedrooms
Grindelwald, Canton of Bern
Stay at this apartment in Grindelwald. Enjoy onsite parking, tennis courts, and a TV. Popular attractions First Cable Car and Pfingstegg Cable Car are located ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
"Ruhig, zentral gelegene Wohnung als Ausgangspunkt für viele Wanderungen. Im Herbst oder Winter aufgrund der Bauweise dunkel. Schlafzimmer dunkel. Bei mehrwöchigem Aufenthalt wird nur eine Garnitur Frottewäsche zur Verfügung gestellt, Waschmaschine und Tumbler vor Ort."

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

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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