Altitude: 1034 Meters

Grindelwald in short

  • Beautiful ski holiday destination
  • Large ski area with Wengen and Mürren
  • Pleasant, lively après-ski

Grindelwald is the largest and liveliest village in the Jungfrau Region ski area. Framed by some of the tallest mountains in the Bernese Alps, Grindelwald and the surrounding slopes offer a ski holiday against a spectacular backdrop. In Grindelwald you will find good hotels, but also many chalets with ski-in, ski-out options. The ski resort has many shops, restaurants and bars so both in the afternoons and evenings there is plenty to do in Grindelwald. The pubs offer a friendly and vibrant après-ski atmosphere. The area further from Grindelwald's village centre is quieter and ideal for families.

Along with Interlaken, Wengen, Mürren, Lauterbrunnen and Beatenberg, Grindelwald gives access to a total of nearly 230km of slopes in the Jungfrau Region linked ski area. The two closest ski areas to Grindelwald are First and Kleine Scheidegg. From Kleine Scheidegg there is an easy connection to the ski resort of Lauterbrunnen, known for its beautiful frozen waterfalls. Grindelwald is just a short train ride from the Jungfraujoch (3454m). This famous mountain saddle is a highlight of many people's visit to Grindelwald. Connecting the lofty peaks of the Eiger (3970m), Mönch (4099m) and Jungfrau (4158m) mountains, Grindelwald is known as the Top of Europe. It's home to the highest train station in Europe and offers views of the Bernese Alps and the Aletsch Glacier.

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Skiing in the Jungfrau Region

From Grindelwald, the Firstbahn cable car whisks you up to 2168m above sea level, in the heart of the First ski area, so named because it was the first ski area established in this location. A series of long valley runs lead back to the village of Grindelwald, some of them up to 12km long. The First ski area also has a large snow park with a halfpipe, bag jump, ski cross and various small and large jumps. On the other side of the village of Grindelwald is the Kleine Scheidegg ski area, accessible from Grindelwald via cog railway. The Kleine Scheidegg/Männlichen ski area has more than 100km of slopes, most of them best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders. It's the largest of the ski areas in the Jungfrau Region. Starting in the 2019-20 ski season, the new V-bahn cable car will transport skiers from Grindelwald to the Eiger glacier.

Off the pistes at Grindelwald

In addition to the ski slopes, Grindelwald and the surrounding region also offer endless sledging runs, some of which are illuminated for night sledging. The Big Pintenfritz, which starts at the Faulhorn peak (2681m), is the longest sledging run in Europe, measuring a whopping 15km. If you prefer to relax after your day on the slopes, there are many spas in the village centre. Or, explore the beautiful Jungfrau Region on foot via 100km of hiking trails or 30km of cross-country skiing trails. There's a skating rink in the village centre, and it's possible to go paragliding. Plenty of activities for young and old, adventurous and relaxed alike! And of course, a visit to Grindelwald isn't complete without a day trip to the Top of Europe at the Jungfraujoch.

Dining with a view at Grindelwald

Grindelwald and the Jungfrau Region have several dozen mountain restaurants where you can stop for a delicious meal while enjoying the panoramic mountain views. When it's time to start après-ski, the Holzer Bar on the Tschuggen slope is a good place to begin. Move on to the Gepsi Bar and the Espresso Bar, and finish the night at the Mescalero. Once a year, Grindelwald comes alive for the World Snow Festival, an ice sculpture competition that sees some of the world's best artists compete for the gold.

 Apres-ski & entertainment Grindelwald

Restaurants 43 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 9 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos 3 Concert hall -
Cinema -  

 Ski school and ski lessons Grindelwald

No. of ski schools 7Private ski lessons CHF 85
No. of ski instructors 500Ski lessons3 Days, 12 Hours, CHF 294
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessons5 Days, 20 Hours, CHF 319
Ski lessons in Cross-country skiing1 Days, 3 Hours, CHF 260

 Book ski schools in Grindelwald online

Skiing-Kids 7 Offers available
Skiing-Adults 3 Offers available
Snowboarding 5 Offers available
Freeride 1 Offers available

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 Facilities Grindelwald

No. of hotels 40 Supermarkets 3
Total no. of hotel beds 2738 Banks
Total no. of beds 5280

 Tourist information for Grindelwald

Name
Grindelwald Tourismus
Email
Telephone
0041 - 033 - 8541212
Website

 Distances from Grindelwald

Railway station
Bahnhof Grindelwald approx. 27 km by bus
Airport:
Bern-Belp approx. 70 km by bus
From the motorway:approx. 20 km 30 minuten by car

 Grindelwald for families and children

Childcare - Magic carpet
Playground - Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round -

  Leisure & sports activities Grindelwald

Public saunaFootpaths 100 km
Fitness centreTorchlight descent -
Public solarium Indoor ice rink
Massage Outdoor ice rink
Spa & wellness Curling
Indoor swimming pool Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding -
Paragliding Snowmobile tours -
Indoor tennis court - Toboggan run
Squash court -

Weblogs about Grindelwald

6 June 2019 by Danielle in 'Latest news'' | 0

The Jungfrau Region will inaugurate two new lifts for the 2019-20 ski season. The "V-cableway" - so called because both lifts will start from the same base station - will transport skiers and snowboarders to the Eiger Glacier and the Männlichen in record time. The lifts will make it much faster to reach the slopes of the Jungfrau Region. The new lifts will also facilitate access to the Jungfraujoch, otherwise known as the Top of Europe. Construction of the lifts was started in 2018 and the first... More ›

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Total slopes 224 (km)
Blue slopes 86 km
Red slopes 107 km
Black slopes 31 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (31 )
Drag lifts 9
Chair lifts 14
Gondola lifts 8
Train 5
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