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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.

Weekly program until 30th January 2021

Weekly program until 21st January 2021

The village

Honoured guests

Grindelwald Tourism honours guests who regularly spend their holidays in the Eiger village. After ten years, recognition is granted. For their twenty years of loyalty, they are named Guest of Honour with a diploma and golden pin. To date, more than 4,000 loyal Grindelwald guests have been named Guests of Honour! The guests' registration for the award is made by their hosts in Grindelwald. If you are "forgotten", please let Grindelwald Tourism know.

As Guest of Honour you are invited to join the "Club of Guests of Honour". Support the idea of the Guest of Honour Club and benefit from various discounts on the Golden Club Card.

Registration form Guest of Honour


Guest of Honour Club

The Guest of Honour Club was founded in 1992. The initiators were the guest of honour Walter Dürig, the then president of Grindelwald tourism Christian Brawand and the long-time president of Grindelwald tourism Joe Luggen. Walter Dürig was the first president. All guests of honour from Grindelwald are invited to join the Club of Guests of Honour.

Information can be found on our Homepage.

Facts & Figures

4'113 inhabitants
1'050 meter above sea level
171 km2 Municipal area 
1'344'927 overnight stays in 2019
8'000 beds
44 mountain transportation systems and ski lifts
214 km of ski slopes
50 km of sledging runs
300 km of summer hiking and trail running trails
70 km of winter footpaths
160 km mountain bike trails

field name map of Grindelwald

Important happenings

1146 First official mention of the name Grindelwald
1820 First Hotel Schwarzer Adler
1858 First ascent of the Eiger by Charles Barrington, via the West Flank
1888 First winter season
1890 Berner Oberland-Bahn BOB went into operation
1893 Wengernalpbahn WAB went into operation
1912 Jungfraubahn went into operation
1947 Firstbahn went into operation
1967 Grindelwald-Pfingstegg aerial cable-car went into operation
1978 Grindelwald-Männlichen gondola cable-car went into operation
1991 Modernization Firstbahn
2019 New opening Grindelwald-Männlichen gondola cable-car
2020 New opening tricable gondola Eiger Express

Misson statement

twin towns

  • Matsumoto, Japan
  • Myoko, Japan
  • Nara, Japan 

Sports Centre

The Grindelwald Sports Center is located at 1,050 m above sea level in the village center and can be reached easily from the train station in 5 minutes on foot. It is the meeting point for sports, recreation, leisure and events. Enjoy cool drinks in the EIGER+ cafe lounge while following the current sports events on the ice rink and in the indoor swimming pool. The guest information of Grindelwald Tourism is also located in the sports center.

www.sportzentrum-grindelwald.ch

Association of Châlet and Apartment Owners

Our members have been spending their leisure time and holidays in the beautiful glacier village for years - partly for generations. There are numerous close and friendly connections with many local residents, but also close contacts with various associations such as Grindelwald Tourism or the Guest of Honour Club. We want to cultivate all these relationships especially in the future. If you are the owner of an apartment or chalet and live away from home, we look forward to welcoming you as a new member of our association. Interested?

More information

wir grindelwalder

Local holiday home association in Grindelwald

In 1972 the landlords of Grindelwald founded the «Local holiday home association of Grindelwald (VVFG)». As a result the tourism board of Grindelwald became the main contact for all holiday apartments. 73 founder members showed that this association answered a basic need. 2010 the name was changed to "wir grindelwalder" - that means "we are Grindelwalders". All 166 members are local residents and as competent hosts we'll inform and accompany you, where required, during your holidays."wir grindelwalder" will arrange unforgettable experiences for you in the valley of Grindelwald.

Registration form in German

Visitor's Card Grindelwald

For Free

  • Use of Ski bus
  • Use of the local bus
  • Library Graben
  • National Day Apéro
  • Cross-country ski trail
  • Money Exchange Bank EKI Grindelwald

Reductions

  • Männlichen Cablecar 30%
  • First Railway 30%
  • Pfingstegg Railway 20% (summer)
  • Glacier gorge CHF 2.- (summer)
  • Hellbach outdoor pool CHF 2.- (summer)
  • Sports centre: indoor swimming pool*, sauna oasis, bouldering room, ice rink*, curling hall
  • Guests Curling (winter)
  • Grindelwald Museum CHF 2.- and other discounts in the Jungfrau Region

*free entry with guest card "A"

Visitors Taxes

Hotels and apartments

From 1st January 2018

  • Adult CHF 4.70/night
  • Children 12-15 years CHF 3.70/night
  • Children under 12 years are freed from the payment of the local tax.

For huts

From 1st January 2018

  • Adult CHF 4.00/night
  • Children 12-15 years CHF 3.00/night (12-16 years)
  • Children under 12 years are freed from the payment of the local tax.

Documents & Forms

for hotels and holiday homes

Accounting visitor taxes & accomodation taxes / country statistics

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