Grindelwald is in the canton of Bern of Switzerland. It is located at 1034 meters above sea level in the Bernese Alps, surrounded by a commanding mountainscape with the Eiger north face and the Wetterhorn. Road and railway construction made Grindelwald much more accessible towards the end of the 19th century, which in turn also heralded the onset of winter tourism. Grindelwald is the winter sport resort of superlatives and also the biggest village in the Jungfrau Region.
Area 171.1 km2 (66.1 sq mi)
46°37’ north latitude, 8°02’ east longitude
Time zone Central European Time (GMT + 1 hour, EST +6 hours). Summertime (+1 hour) end of March until end of October.
220 volts, 50 hertz
For the convenience of tourists, Grindelwald offer Visitors Card for tourists from all over the world.
Tourists who handle Visitors Card can enjoy more advantages.
||Use of ski bus
||Guided tours (summer/spring)
- Cable-cars: Pfingstegg
- Mettenberg tennis courts
- EHC Grindelwald ice hockey matches
- Events organised by Grindelwald Tourism, as well as further reductions in the Jungfrau Region.
- Visitors card A: free entry to the indoor pool and ice-rink
- Visitors card B: reduced entry fee
There are 300 km of walking trails around Grindelwald. The two ski regions of First and Kleine Scheidegg – Männlichen – Wengen offer 160 kilometres of pistes with around 30 lifts reaching up to an altitude of 2500 m. The Grindelwald-First ski area is an absolute must for ski and snowboard fans.
Skiing: the ski areas around Grindelwald offer the perfect thing for everyone, whether beginners or ski fans.
Winter hiking: enjoyable winter hike along the 15 kilometers path, face to face with the beautiful view of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau.
Cross country skiing: Grindelwald offers ca. 15.5 km of cross-country skiing tracks of all levels of difficulty.
Snowshoeing: dive into the fascinating mountain panorama. Experience that feeling of peace, freedom and physical exertion in a relaxing, stress-free way.
Mountain biking: 160 kilometers of signed mountain-bike routes are offered in Grindelwald, there is a training course at the Upper Glacier.
River rafting: a leisure boat trip for the whole family.
Eiger north face is one of the most spectacular and difficult faces to climb in the world.
Eiger Trail started from the Eiger glacier station, the route sticks closely to the rock along the foot of the Eiger north face and leads down to Alpiglen.
Map of Grindelwald