Home to the world’s longest sledding ride (15 km), the magnificent Mount Eiger and the starting point to Jungfrau Joch, Grindelwald is a picturesque Swiss village with beautiful surrounding peaks that will take your breath away.
This mountainscape and the numerous lookout points and activities make Grindelwald one of the most popular and cosmopolitan holiday and excursion destinations in Switzerland, and the largest ski resort in the Jungfrau region.
Choose from 70 km of winter walking trails with views across five four-thousand-metre peaks and majestic glaciers, as well as 50 km of toboggan runs, including, at 15 km, the longest toboggan run in the Alps from the Faulhorn into the valley. Naturally Grindelwald also has many further winter sports on offer.
December 14, 2019 – April 19, 2020
The two ski regions of First and Kleine Scheidegg – Männlichen – Wengen offer 160 kilometres of pistes with around 30 lifts reaching up to an altitude of 2300 m. The Schilthorn near Mürren, also part of the Jungfrau region ski area, even reaches 2971 metres. But the most spectacular piste of the region is without doubt the Lauberhorn piste near Wengen, popularised by the World Cup circus.
Grindelwald features the only 5 star hotel in the region but it also offers a great selection of 4 star hotels and some 3 star.
Of the 3 main Jungfrau region villages, Grindelwald has the most bars, restaurants and nightlife by a long shot. This should be your base if après ski and nightlife are important to you. There are 7 bars in Grindelwald, many of them in hotels.
- World Snow Festival – during the course of a week, Swiss and international teams of artists hew and construct figures and sculptures from metre-high snow blocks that have been provided (January).
- “Velogemel” World Championship – every year a world championship on snow bikes takes place in Grindelwald (February).
- Snowpenair – Snow Openair, always held at the end of the winter season on the Kleine Scheidegg (March).
|Languages spoken||German, French, Italian|
|Currency used||CHF (Swiss Franc)|
Train to Grindelwald from:
Interlaken Ost: 30 min (direct)
Bern airport: 1.5 hrs
Zurich airport: 2.5 hrs
Geneva airport: 3.5 hrs
|Linked ski area|
Jungfrau ski area (3)
Grindelwald - Wengen
Grindelwald - First
206 km of runs, a snowpark, half-pipe.
|Number of lifts||44|