Nestled in the Swiss Bernese Alps of the Jungfrau region, the picturesque alpine village of Grindelwald overflows with opportunities for exploration and adventure all year round. This tiny nook of Switzerland is a little slice of heaven on Earth, and these are the best things to do in Grindelwald.
Between the adrenaline-inducing winter sports and peaceful summer hikes surrounded by stunning scenery, the Jungfrau region is a haven for outdoor adventures and some pretty ridiculous views. The blend of Grindelwald’s fascinating history with its continuous modern development assures there’s always something new to discover.
Experience the memorable views from Grindelwald First, dive into Grindelwald’s history at its local museum, and push on to new heights with the challenging Eiger Trail hike. Between these moments of excitement, I’ll share tidbits about the town’s charming atmosphere as we walk through its idyllic lanes, savor Swiss delicacies, and finally unwind at a soothing spa.
- Most significant landmark: Jungfraujoch
- Best park: White Elements
- Best free activity: Exploring Grindelwald Village
- Best activity for kids: Sledding
- Best activity for adults: Having a Spa Day
- Best place to stay: Endweg
Things to Do in Grindelwald, Switzerland
1. Exploring Grindelwald Village
Grindelwald, a picturesque Swiss alpine village, offers unique experiences and breathtaking landscapes. When I arrived at the alpine village, I was captivated by the wooden cabins and Swiss alpine architecture. The town features a vast market, shopping areas, and stores selling Swiss delicacies and souvenirs – perfect mementos to take home.
While exploring the village, I enjoyed sightseeing and sampling the variety of snacks and Swiss delicacies in the cafes. It’s an idyllic town that oozes Swiss vibes.
2. First Cliff Walk
The First Cliff Walk, also known as the Skywalk Grindelwald, was a fantastic experience. To get there, I took a gondola from the village to the summit of the Schwarzhorn.
Upon reaching the attraction, I was greeted by stunning views of jagged, steep mountainsides, peaks, alpine pastures, and remote lakes. The First Cliff appeared ideal for various hikes, some of which will be detailed later.
The First Cliff Walk, tested my fear of heights, especially when the path projected 45 meters over a steep slope. The walkway provided an…