For anyone who has ever been to Switzerland, or seen photos of it while scrolling through social media, you will know that it is the definition of picturesque scenery. Just when you think this amazing country couldn’t get any prettier, you stumble across a small village that takes your breath away.
The name of this village – Grindelwald! Nestled between the face of the Eiger north mountainside and the Wetterhorn in the Bernese Oberland, this gorgeous village has something for everyone. A panoramic view that will make you feel like you’ve stepped onto the set of a movie, activities to suit thrill seekers of all levels and the charm and atmosphere of a small village town.
If you visit Grindelwald in the Summer, you’ll be treated to a rolling green landscape scattered with quaint little houses and surrounded by amazing snow-capped mountains. There’s plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy, you can go parasailing, paragliding, bungee jumping, river rafting and canyoning or if keeping your feet firmly on the ground is more your thing you can go hiking along one of the many walking trails.
Another great activity is the First Flyer zip-liner. This 800-metre-long zip-line steel cable, hanging up to 50 meters above the ground and travelling at speeds of up to 84 km/hour is a great way to get a birds eye view of this village – if you’re not travelling down with your eyes closed that is.
You can go on a day trip to the top of the famous Jungfraujoch from Grindelwald, simply jump on board the train and enjoy the majestic views as it takes you to the highest train station in Europe. At 3454 metres above sea level you are guaranteed to see snow at the top of this mountain, even in the middle of Summer. Once you are there you can explore the indoor ice palace, witness spectacular views from the viewing platforms and venture out into the snow for a snowball fight from the landing.
In Winter, Grindelwald transforms into a winter wonderland. A blanket of white powder covers the village turning it into a magical scene from a story book and it becomes the largest ski resort in the Jungfrau region. Skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing or just sipping on a hot chocolate by a fire admiring the view, it’s the perfect winter escape. It is home to one of the longest toboggan runs in the Alps and has around 30 ski lifts providing access to many ski runs for all levels. There’s also lots of walks and other winter sports on offer.
Grindelwald has many bars and restaurants along their main street to help you celebrate the thrills of the day and keep you entertained. Whether you visit in Summer or Winter, we can assure you that you’ll leave this village with a whole heap of awesome memories and a camera roll full of Instagram worthy photos that will give all your friends back home a serious case of wanderlust!