This lively village at the foot of the Eiger Mountain enjoys close links to the sport of mountaineering. Top climbers regularly make the headlines on the North Face of the Eiger but Grindelwald offers a wide variety of activities to suit anyone looking for an active holiday.
The famous resort in the Jungfrau region nestles in an ancient and unique Alpine landscape at the foot of the North Face of the Eiger. There is a great deal on offer in this unspoilt mountainous area: outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and climbing in the summer or skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, walking, curling and ice skating in the winter all provide active forms of relaxation. Railway excursions to the Jungfraujoch – the highest railway station in Europe – and cable car trips to First to see the Bachalpsee or up to Pfingstegg, high above Grindelwald, are always popular. Cultural and sporting events such as the World Snow Festival, the Skicross World Cup and the Eiger Bike Challenge round off the rich and varied selection of activities on offer.
Grindelwald has something for everyone. The village is lively, sporty and active, but it also offers in contrast a number of perfectly idyllic quiet corners where visitors can simply sit and enjoy the views.