Grindelwald and the Wetterhorn ©Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG
Nestled in a valley at 1,034 metres in the Jungfrau region of the Bernese Oberland, Grindelwald is an appealing, active, lively village which also has its quiet side.
Along with 11 other top destinations in the alpine region, Grindelwald is a member of Best of the Alps, an organisation synonymous with lifestyle, sports, events and tourism. As such it is acts as a springboard for a huge variety of mountain activities from skiing, hiking and climbing to mountain biking, golf and watersports.
Grindelwald is part of the Jungfrau ski region which also includes the resorts of Wengen, Murren, Haslital and Lauterbrunnen and which, in winter, gives skiers and snowboarders access to 206km of pistes set against the jagged backdrop of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks. The village is also an excellent year-round choice for trips into the surrounding mountains including the scenically splendid mountain railway to the Jungfraujoch, the highest station in Europe (3,454m), the gondola to the summit of the Männlichen and hikes on the Kleine Scheidegg and around the highly picturesque First region. In addition, Grindelwald is the venue for a number of annual events including the Eiger Bike Challenge, the Velogemel World Cup and the Eiger Ultra Trail as well as the World Snow Festival.