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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

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Central Hotel Wolter
Central Hotel Wolter
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 93, Grindelwald, BE
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $149 per night

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! (549 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 Mar 25, 2020

Central Hotel Wolter
Derby Swiss Quality Hotel
Derby Swiss Quality Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 75, Grindelwald, BE
The price is $208 per night

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! (340 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2020

Derby Swiss Quality Hotel
Hotel Bernerhof Grindelwald
Hotel Bernerhof Grindelwald
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 89, Grindelwald, BE
The price is $215 per night

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! (420 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2019

Hotel Bernerhof Grindelwald

Popular places to visit in Grindelwald

Eiger
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Eiger

5/5(154 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.

First
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First

4.5/5(36 reviews)

Explore First, a favorite green space in Grindelwald, and also enjoy the area's ski slopes. Discover the area's mountain views, or seek out its local tours.

Kleine Scheidegg
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Kleine Scheidegg

4.5/5(97 reviews)

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

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. Stroll along the lakeside or discover the mountain views in this quaint area.

First Cable Car
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First Cable Car

5/5(10 reviews)

Hit the slopes in Grindelwald with a visit to First Cable Car. Discover the mountain views in this quaint area, or enjoy its local tours.

Top things to do in Grindelwald

Kleine Scheidegg Alpine Day Trip from Lucerne
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Kleine Scheidegg Alpine Day Trip from Lucerne

$136
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Mount First & Grindelwald Adventure from Lucerne
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Mount First & Grindelwald Adventure from Lucerne

$201
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Grindelwald & Interlaken Day Trip from Lucerne
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Grindelwald & Interlaken Day Trip from Lucerne

$89
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Kleine Scheidegg Alpine Day Trip from Zurich
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Kleine Scheidegg Alpine Day Trip from Zurich

$148
Per adult
Mount First & Grindelwald Adventure from Zürich
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Mount First & Grindelwald Adventure from Zürich

$210
Per adult
Lauterbrunnen Waterfalls & Mountain Trail Private Hiking Tour from Grindelwald
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Lauterbrunnen Waterfalls & Mountain Trail Private Hiking Tour from Grindelwald

$1,395
Per adult

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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