Grindelwald

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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.

Grindelwalderhof
Grindelwalderhof
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 155, Grindelwald, BE
The price is $113 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
Located in the heart of Grindelwald, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of First, Mannlichen Mountain, and Kleine Scheidegg. Eiger and Mystery Rooms are also ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (316 reviews)
"IT was a great balcony experience"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2021

Grindelwalderhof
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 168, Grindelwald, BE
The price is $277 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (517 reviews)
"The staff were so friendly and accommodating."

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Hotel Bernerhof Grindelwald
Hotel Bernerhof Grindelwald
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 89, Grindelwald, BE
The price is $154 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (459 reviews)
"Super charming hotel with spectacular view of mt eiger. Get a room with balcony, it is worth it. Free breakfast with variety of meats cheeses and breads. Staff was excellent. 5 min walk to train station. Room was clean and bathroom was well supplied"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2021

Hotel Bernerhof Grindelwald
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Serviced Apartments – Kirchbühl@home
Serviced Apartments – Kirchbühl@home
3.5 out of 5
Kirchbühlstrasse 23, Grindelwald, BE
The price is $160 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out aparthotel in Grindelwald is within 12 mi (20 km) of Kleine Scheidegg and Eiger and close to winter sports such ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (49 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

Serviced Apartments – Kirchbühl@home
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 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (158 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

Aparthotel Eiger Grindelwald
cozy apartment in a quiet location
cozy apartment in a quiet location
Grindelwald, Canton of Bern
This family-friendly Grindelwald apartment building is located in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area and Grindelwald Grund ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Very nice stay
"Great stay everything was accurate. Very comfortable. Owner Monika very nice, I would highly recommend and will stay again."

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

cozy apartment in a quiet location
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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