Popular Accommodations in Grindelwald
Highlights in Grindelwald
- winter sports paradise
- More than 170 kilometres of ski slopes
- Ideal for active holidaymakers
- Myth "Eiger North Face"
Most popular in Grindelwald
Holiday apartments in Grindelwald
Do you want to enjoy your holiday between monumental mountains and lush green meadows against an idyllic alpine backdrop? Then you are looking for a holiday apartment in Grindelwald. Both in summer and winter, you will benefit from the central location of the modern holiday apartments in the village, from where it is only a few hundred metres to the ski lifts and restaurants.Living in a traditional holiday home
Alternatively, you can stay in a rustic timber-framed vacation rental on the outskirts of Grindelwald, which offers more than enough space for families with dogs as well as larger groups. In winter you can also enjoy a cosy chalet away from the village, where you can warm up in front of the crackling fireplace after a winter walk in the snow.
Holidays in Grindelwald
Travelers and Activities
As soon as the first snow covers the mountainsides in a white dress, Grindelwald becomes a Mecca for winter sports enthusiasts. The Bodmiarena, the Grindelwald-First and the Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen are three large ski resorts that extend around Grindelwald. They offer over 180 kilometres of pistes of all levels of difficulty and 70 kilometres of toboggan runs. While beginners feel particularly comfortable on the "Tempo 30 ski slope", experienced skiers plunge down the 4.2-kilometre-long World Cup downhill run. If you want to take it a little easier, take a lap on the prepared cross-country trails or explore the mountain world with snowshoes fastened.Grindelwald for active holidaymakers
Even in the warm season, active holidaymakers will get their money's worth in Grindelwald. The network of over 300 kilometres of marked footpaths invites you to discover the peaks of the Faulhorn, followed by a breathtaking view. The spectacular scenery is also ideal for mountain bikers who race down breakneck single trails in the shade of the mountains. As a contrast, the local 9-hole golf course offers itself.
Things to know
As soon as the sun warms the high valley of Grindelwald in May, the season begins for hikers and cyclists who use their apartment as a starting point for excursions into the mountains. However, the main travel season is between November and April, when constantly low temperatures below freezing point guarantee snow not only in the high valley, but above all in the higher ski areas. Due to the high demand in winter, however, you should book your accommodation as early as possible.Regular events
In Grindelwald the programme of events is also dominated by snow and winter sports. The World Snow Festival begins in January, with numerous artists transforming the site into a fairytale land of snow sculptures. We continue with the Velogemel World Championship and the numerous Ski World Cups. Other highlights in summer include the international Landart Festival in June, the Eiger Ultra Trail in July and the Eiger Bike Challenge in August.
In 2004, the mountains around Grindelwald served as the backdrop for the planet Alderaan in the film Star Wars Episode II.
Top travel tips
In the course of an electronic museum tour through the Grindelwald Museum, you will not only discover the myth of the "Eiger North Face", but also dive into the world of alpine agriculture and technology as well as traditional craftsmanship with the help of iPads provided.The Bernese Oberland from a bird's eye view
From no other perspective can the beauty of the snow-capped Alpine peaks be experienced as impressively as from the perspective of the birds. Treat yourself to this experience on a helicopter flight past the rock faces of the Eiger north face, the Mönch and the Jungfrau up to the glaciers of the Ice Age.Climbing in the Indoor Rope Park
Young and old adventurers can try their hand at mountaineering in the indoor climbing park and climb five routes, such as the "Eiger Westgrat" and the "Eiger Nordwand", without any frostbite or danger of falling. Thanks to the different degrees of difficulty, the rope park is also suitable for inexperienced climbers.