|Altitude||1050m - 3450m|
|Near Airport||Bern Airport|
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Grindelwald, often called a “picture-perfect” ski resort, boasts charming mountainscapes. The beautiful resort is nestled proudly at the foot of the Eiger and Wetterhorn Mountains. It works all-year-round and has a history back to the Neolithic era.
This unique and ancient Alpine landscape turned the lively village of Grindelwald into a touristic centre.
The destination started to become popular due to the road and railway construction at the end of the 19th century, making it accessible to a wide range of tourists.
The village represents the real picture of Switzerland with chalet-style woody houses and plenty of cosy restaurants. We cannot forget about the mountain cottages, which are highly recommended for tasting delicious local dishes in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
It is an idyllic place for nature lovers and active people who are fond of hiking, climbing and cycling in the summertime, as well as enjoying the best activities throughout the winter. Thanks to its mountainscape region, Grindelwald offers plenty of winter activities, especially skiing.
The highlight that is offered by this amazing region is the cable car journey to the Jungfraujoch through the Eiger, known as the most famous railway trip in the world.
The first cableway in the Swiss Alps was built in Grindelwald in 1908. Later in 1912, it reached to Jungfraujoch Mountain – the Top of Europe.
Nowadays, Jungfraujoch is the highest railway station throughout Europe, and UNESCO has listed it as a “World Heritage Site,” where permanent snow and ice can be found.
Besides the beautiful and peaceful scenery, Grindelwald ski resort is well-known for its slopes of all experience levels, offering activities like sledding, snowshoeing, snowboarding, and other activities for people who don’t fancy themselves as a skier. The area is also equipped with ski schools for the beginners and children at the sunny Bodmi Nursery slopes.
Grindelwald’s ski resort is part of the ski area of Jungfrau Region, which also contains the Lauterbrunnen, Murren and Wengen resorts. Furthermore, you can easily reach the Wengen ski resort directly from Grindelwald by the linked ski lift.
Besides the various activities in Grindelwald, you can find different kinds of cultural and sporting events. For example, the World Snow Festival started in 1983 and has grown to be one of the most exciting events not only in Grindelwald but also throughout Switzerland. Each January, the glacier village hosts the festival, where the participants try to impress the jury and visitors with huge snowy sculptures. The Eiger Bike Challenge takes place during August, and it is one of the most outstanding bike events of Switzerland.
This village can offer everything to those who seek active holidays. Grindelwald always has something else to make you come back for more. AlpExcursion’s private trips to the beautiful world of Grindelwald are a must-try when visiting Switzerland.
Here are some of the most interesting sightseeing places and things to do in Grindelwald: