Climbers and visitors from all over the world come together in Grindelwald – what may at first sight seem out of place proves to have things in common: after all, the Japanese Direttissima is one of the most well-known routes up the North Face of the Eiger. Grindelwald, the village of the Eiger and its glaciers, is a lively, diverse place where active holidays are guaranteed to be a success.
Grindelwald is just as delightful in summer as it is in winter. Hiking enthusiasts can enjoy spectacular panoramic views from 300 kilometres of well-marked footpaths. For those who prefer a faster pace, there are 160 kilometres of mountain bike trails in the region, not to mention the excitement of tandem paragliding, canyon jumping, the First Flyer zip wire, the toboggan run, the indoor Rope Park, river rafting or scooter hire.
If you want yet more action in the evening, you can round off your day in one of Grindelwald's bars or night clubs.
Facts & Figures
- 1,148,574 overnight stays per year
- About 8,000 beds
- 44 mountain transportation systems and ski lifts
- 213 km of ski slopes
- 50 km of sledging runs
- 300 km of summer hiking trails
- 70 km of winter footpaths