Grindelwald was one of the first tourist resorts in Switzerland and Europe. Already in the 17th century it was often visited by curious foreigners and still today attracts an international clientele looking for relaxation and sports activities. The Glacier Village lies in a valley situated in the Bernese Oberland on the northern side of the Alps and is surrounded by the spectacular mountain trio “Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau”. Grindelwald still is small enough and has kept its country charm, yet it is large enough to provide excellent hospitality for all budgets and to boast an international atmosphere, making it the perfect Alpine holiday destination.
Grindelwald is the only mountain resort in the Jungfrau area which can be reached by car, and it is one of few holiday resorts that are fascinating both in summer and in winter. Various events are organized throughout the year including the “World Snow Festival” when artists from all over the world create ice and snow sculptures. The surrounding mountains are ideal for making day excursions (in summer and winter) – the Jungfraujoch is a must ! The cogwheel train climbs through the Eiger North Face Tunnel to the highest railway station in Europe, the “Top of Europe” at 3,454 m (11,330 ft). Ever since the first skier, an Englishman, arrived in Grindelwald in 1881, skiing is very popular in the Jungfrau region. But also non-skiers find plenty of offers – other sports or just to relax and to enjoy the natural beauty of this region.
In summer time Grindelwald is transformed into an elaborate tapestry of wild Alpine flowers, spruce, fir, mountain maple and grazing cattle, and attracts visitors with more than 300 km (186 miles) of hiking paths as well as many summer sports.
Take a trip up one of several mountains
Jungfrau, Schlithorn, Kliene Scheidegg, Mannlichen etc
Go on the very nice walk at Bachalpsee
First Flyer and First Glider from First to Schrekfeld
Trotti bike hire from Bort to the village
Please click on the following Tour Link which takes you to the Tour Visiting this area