probably qualifies as a "small city," in spite of that it
retains a true, resort-like atmosphere.
From here entry into the
skiing system is easy, and everything but Mürren is reachable in
There is a varied selection of accommodation and once you are snuggled in,
there is varied and exciting night life. Grindelwald offers a good
selection of ski runs without having to leave the village.
Grindelwald in Jungfrau Region Hotels and Travel Service
And if that is not enough, and it probably won't be, the mountain trains
offer easy access to the skiing in Wengen and Kl Scheidegg. The in-village
skiing is served by cable cars and ski lifts that will open ski
possibilities of varying degrees of difficulty.
The Oberjoch at 2,486m is the highest skiable point reached by lifts
serving Grindelwald /First, and this respectable height normally provides
I mean this boy
or girl (there are plenty of the latter in
the expert category in Chamonix) will be
hoopin' and hollerin' about his/her day at
Argentiere, dueling with the powder gods on
The Grandes Montets. La Flegere, also at
Argentiere will come up frequently as well
in any tale of daring do on the slopes.
All this then makes your Grindelwald hotel a good launching point from
which to ski the Jungfrau Region.
Grindelwald is situated at the foot of the three world
famous mountains Eiger,
Moench and Jungfrau, close to the Brienz and Thun lakes, in the Bernese Oberland
In no other region of central Europe
glaciers are so easily accessible as they are here. They extend right
down into the valley, and have earned Grindelwald world-wide renown as
the "Glacier Village" offering a 300 km/ 180 miles network of hiking and
mountain paths, embracing one of the most beautiful of all Alpine
regions, climbing attractions such as rock and ice climbing courses,
week-long tours, glacier hikes and pre-Alpine trekking.
The region is rich in folklore, too. Costumes, customs, music and festivities
are as genuine as the people themselves. Visitors can see a wide range of rural
skills - such as mountain farming and cheesemaking - in the most natural scenic
Grindelwald is located in
the Canton of Berne in a valley above lakes "Brienz" and
"Thun". Grindelwald can be reached from Zurich on National Highway N1
via Bern-Spiez, continuing on a well built "A" road via Interlaken to
Grindelwald or by train via Interlaken where visitors change from the
international express trains to a cogwheel train (30min. ride). Distance from
Zurich app. 195 km/ 121 miles; from Berne 70 km/ 43 miles; from Basle 175 km/
108 miles; from Geneva 200 km/ 124 miles.