Grindelwald is a mountain village in Bernese Oberland in Swiss Alps.
Charter/Tour buses, taxis, and car rentals are also possibilities. Mysterytours offer some options, as does Fun-rental Interlaken. Only 30 minutes by scooter to Grindelwald from Interlaken.
In summer and early fall, is also possible to hike into Grindelwald from well-marked Bernese Oberland trails, with or without the assistance of gondolas or cable-cars.
Grindelwald has two train stations: and . The Grindelwald station is in the center of town; the Grund station is in the valley floor, on the way to Kleine Scheidegg. Wengernalpbahn trains (painted yellow and green) to Kleine Scheidegg generally stop at both stations. Berner Oberland Bahn trains (in blue and yellow livery) from Interlaken via Zweilütschinen stop only at Grindelwald. If you plan to walk between these stations, be aware that the two stations are about 1 km apart, and separated by roughly 100 m of vertical elevation.
A local bus service can get you to nearby destinations.
The gondola lift to Männlichen departs a few hundred meters west of Grund station. The gondola lift to First begins about ten minutes' walk east of Grindelwald station, while the cable car to Pfingstegg is about fifteen minutes' walk east of Grindelwald station.
There is an information centre in the village. There is also a local history museum.
Grindelwald is a ski resort. Also a starting point for Eiger and Wetterhorn tails.
- If you enjoy dancing, go to the Plaza Night Club. They play great techno mixes of Rock, Pop, and Hip-Hop!
phone: +41 33 828 72 33The ski area is shared with Wengen. Different parts of the ski area can be accessed from Grindelwald by two different cable cars or by train to Kleine Scheidegg.
- Take a mountain train trip through Kleine Scheidegg (2061 m) up to Jungfraujoch (3454 m) where there is an observation terrace and "ice palace".
Hiking destinations (take cable car to make the hikes considerably easier):
FaulhornA not too hard hike up a valley and small mountain, with a pleasant small restaurant and hotel at the top.
Schynige PlatteThe hike can be further lengthened to the plateau and end at a train station stop, quite near Interlaken.
EigerA technically difficult - climbing equipment required - classic.Reachable via and huts.
SchwarzhornRegarded as one of the most stunning look-out peaks in the Bernese Oberland. Its summit can be accessed by a trail on the southern ridge.
There are plenty of shops in the , including groceries.
Swiss Army knivesAs anywhere in Switzerland you should buy a knife (or several as they make excellent gifts). Most places have the same prices and a decent collection. But Vogts Corner on Hauptstrasse stands out because here all knives are on display for you to touch, fondle and try out. Another good thing is that they have both Wenger and Victorinox knives on display if you are having trouble to decide. You'll find it by Hans Passage near Coop.
Jasmine Gardenphone: +41 33 853-0733Good Chinese food. Somewhat pricey (e.g., Fr. 2 for tap water), but so is most everything else here!
CampingA few camps are available south of the town, but within walking distance:
phone: +41 33 828 77 30address: Dorfstrasse 152Typically you would want to book ahead of time during the winter versus the summer.
phone: +41 33 853 10 09address: Geissstutzstrasse 12
phone: +41 33 854 77 77
phone: +41 33 853 17 21A family run hotel and the hosts are very helpful, friendly and multilingual. The rooms are somewhat dated, but things are so clean and neat that this feels homely and cozy rather than disappointing. Many rooms have views facing Mt Eiger and most include balconies. Free and reliable wi-fi, a laundry downstairs, clean and well cared for bathrooms and soft beds.
Belvédère4-star superior hotel 200 m from the railway station. Outdoor salt water jacuzzi. Double room from Fr. 340 (as of 2009).