Sporty or leisurely: discover Grindelwald

With a direct view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, a unique panorama awaits you in the Grindelwald-Wengen ski area with around 155 kilometres of pistes. You should not miss the opportunity to race down the world-famous Lauberhorn World Cup run yourself.
If you’re a particularly sun-seeking visitor, you’ll get your money’s worth in the Grindelwald-First ski area. The highlights include the snow park for freestylers, which has tracks for both beginners and professionals. And the ski cross course promises pure adrenaline!
Skiing in Grindelwald

Winter hiking and snowshoeing
Not only skiing, snowboarding or sledging is fun. Hiking in winter also has a special charm. On groomed trails you only hear the crunch of your shoes.
Winter hiking in Grindelwald

It’s even more peaceful when you trudge through the soft white with snowshoes. Away from the hustle and bustle of the pistes, you can immerse yourself in magical winter landscapes, enjoy the peace, the panorama and the sun.
Snowshoeing in Grindelwald

Whatever you’re in the mood for as a tobogganing fan – in Grindelwald you’ll get your money’s worth. You will find a variety of toboggan runs on every mountain. Those with stamina can hike from Grindelwald-First to the Faulhorn to reward themselves with the longest downhill run in the world: At 15 km, the «Big Pintenfritz» is one of the most spectacular and longest toboggan runs in the world! And if you still haven’t had enough sledging during the day, venture on the Eiger Run – at night.
Sledging is simply part of the skiing holidays in the Jungfrau Region.
Sledging in Grindelwald

Cross-country skiing
The varied route of the cross-country ski trail in Grindelwald Grund leads you through forests and across open spaces. You can reach it easily by bus or train. A large car park is also available.
The 9 km classic or 10.5 km skating trail is very suitable for beginners. You will quickly learn and improve your new movements on the flat course.
Cross-country skiing in Grindelwald

You can’t really go wrong with hiking in Grindelwald. Wherever you turn, you will find perfectly signposted routes: to peaks or mountain lakes, into valleys or along streams. Just the thing for a summit tour or an unforgettable excursion with the whole family in the Grindelwald mountains.

Mountain bike
On the 160 km of signposted cycle paths, the varied tours and of course on the passes, you can really get pedalling. Whether it’s a leisurely family tour or a challenging single-trail descent: there’s something for everyone here! And the mountain panorama is, as always, included.

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Trail Running
The countless trails around Grindelwald are the ideal terrain for beginners and experienced runners. They simply offer you everything you could wish for as a trail runner. From leisurely forest and meadow paths to technically demanding trails, such as the Eiger Ultra Trail, everything is here.

A large test centre for your trail running equipment can be found in the Backdoorshop.

It’s actually quite simple: after a short introduction at the start, you walk a few steps down the gentle slope together with your pilot and you float silently into the air. The flight takes you high above Grindelwald and the breathtaking mountain panorama of the Jungfrau region lies at your feet, while the pilot circles like an eagle. An unforgettable experience for connoisseurs and flight enthusiasts!
Paragliding in Grindelwald

Excursion destinations

Take the gondola up to First and enjoy one of the most beautiful vantage points in Europe at 2,168 m with a view of seven four-thousand-metre peaks.
In summer, hikers, bikers and adventure fans get their money’s worth. In winter, the First is a mecca for snowboarders, skiers and sledders.

The mountain station of the new cable car at 2,222 m is the starting point for countless hikes. For families, the themed trails «Lieselotte», the «Öpfelchüechliweg» have some surprises in store. The Royal Walk leads up to the summit and offers a breathtaking view of the entire Jungfrau region.
In winter you can enjoy the varied pistes, hiking and sledging trails and of course the view!

The cosy restaurant with a large sun terrace and a unique panorama of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau lies at 1,800m. The yellow Grindelwald bus takes you comfortably into the middle of the hiking paradise. But also as a biker you will get your money’s worth!
In winter, Bussalp is a Mecca for sledders. Europe’s longest toboggan run passes by here. The toboggan runs through the nocturnal winter landscape remain unforgettable.

You can reach the starting point of the hikes to the two Grindelwald glaciers comfortably by cable car. Highlights include the summer toboggan run, which is popular with young and old, and the new fly line, on which you float gently and silently through the forest like a bird. Or how about a candlelight dinner in the gondola?

The Waldspitz guesthouse is located over 1,900m above Grindelwald between numerous picturesque hiking and cycling trails that have something to offer for everyone. If you don’t want to ride up yourself on a mountain bike or e-bike, you can also reach the Waldspitz in summer with the yellow Grindelwald bus.
In winter, the Waldspitz can only be reached on skis, on foot or by sledge.

Kleine Scheidegg
The centre of the skiing and hiking region at the foot of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. From here you can explore what is probably the most beautiful region in the Bernese Oberland on countless excursions. You are spoilt for choice: would you rather take the train to the Jungfraujoch and enjoy the view of the Aletsch Glacier, hike on the Eiger Trail or conquer the Lauberhorn?

Grosse Scheidegg
Extremely popular with bikers and hikers. The view is always fascinating: on one side the Eiger and Grindelwald, on the other the imposing Engelhörner and the Reichenbach valley.
Tip: Hike along the Romantic Trail to Schwarzwaldalp and visit the Rosenlaui Gorge. Return journey with GrindelwaldBus.

Schynige Platte
On the seven-kilometre route from Wilderswil to the panoramic mountain, the Schynige Platte Railway climbs 1,420 metres in altitude. The train ride alone is a special experience, but you shouldn’t miss the Alpine Garden with its 650 plant species. And you must do the high-altitude hike from Schynige Platte to First once in your life!

Lakes Thun and Brienz
On both lakes you can enjoy the view of the surrounding mountain panorama with the Bernese Alps. For an active day on the water, choose kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddling, sailing or wake surfing. Combine a leisurely boat trip across the lake with a short hike along the water or a visit to one of the historic castles. Tip: The Giessbach Falls on Lake Brienz are absolutely worth seeing.

Jungfraujoch «Top of Europe»
The highlight of any Swiss trip, right in the middle of the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschorn UNESCO World Heritage Site! Via Kleine Scheidegg you can reach Europe’s highest railway station in just over 1.5 hours, with a breathtaking view of the Aletsch Glacier, surrounded by four-thousand-metre peaks. Seat reservation recommended. Tip: Hike to the Mönchsjochhütte (1h each way, only open in summer).

Schilthorn «Piz Gloria»
Das eindrücklichste 360°-Panorama der Alpen!
Enjoy the breathtaking view of the UNESCO World Heritage Site with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and more than 200 other mountain peaks from the world’s first revolving restaurant, Piz Gloria. When visibility is good, you can even see the Mont Blanc massif and the Black Forest.
A visit to Bond World and a walk on the 007 Walk of Fame will immerse you in James Bond’s world.

a few tips: Restaurant

Hotel Eiger
Unique ambiance. Reservation only possible at Barry’s

Hotel Kreuz & Post
Swiss and international specialities

Ristorante Pizzeria Da Salvi
Classic pizza from the stone oven, pasta, fish or Grindelwald specialities

Onkel Toms Hütte
Known for its special (but fine!) pizzas. No reservation possible

Cafe 3692
The cosy Café at the Terrassenweg

Hotel Restaurant Bellevue Pinte
One of the oldest restaurants in Grindelwald. Known for its fine cheese fondue

…and Nightlife

Hotel Eiger
Barry’s Bar

Hotel Kreuz & Post
Challi Bar

Hotel Spinne
Espresso Bar, Club Mescalero

Avocado Bar
The meeting place for the young and the young at heart