Travel to the beautiful city of Grindelwald
Grindelwald, a village encircled by the rocky Wetterhorn, Eiger and Mettenberg, is a world-class tourist destination and a popular ski resort. The train from Interlaken will transport you to this stunning Swiss town. Whilst the town itself is rather commercialized the surrounding rural areas are just waiting to be explored.
Grindelwald's skiing is brilliant and a cable car system will transport you up to a world of ice and snow. Whatever your skiing style you are certain to have a great time gliding down the snowy inclines whilst surrounded by absolute beauty. The region boast about 200kms of ski runs with 20km of cross country skiing tracks. Those who would like to give tobogganing a try can soar down 57km of runs. Snowboarders can enjoy the same runs as those used for skiing as well as the superpipe and snowpark at First and a funpark and halfpipe at Mürren. Icy sports enjoyed by many are curling and ice skating.
Many opportunities exist in Grindelwald for pleasurable walks and challenging hikes. Trails in First and Pfingstegg located the end of gondola lines are particularly recommended. The pathways will lead you to breathtaking look out points from which you can admire the absolute splendor of the area.
Adrenaline junkies should make a point of going to the Mountaineering Centre where you will be able to engage in some bungee jumping, canyon leaps and guided mountain climbing. See things from a new perspective by paragliding over the glistening snowy expanse.
Take some time out from outdoor activities and relax at the Wellness Oasis. Ease away the stresses and strains of life with the steam-bath, finnish sauna, Kneipp cure fountain and Sanarium.
Uncover the history of Grindelwald at the Museum of Local History situated beside the church in Talhaus. A fascinating collection of items from everyday life in Grindelwald is on display providing insight into the development of the town from a poor agricultural village to an international tourist attraction. The museum is divided into four sections, namely furniture and rural tools, farming and agriculture, trade and lastly alpinism and winter sports. In the Alpinism and Winter Sports section you will see equipment from the 1800s including skis and sledges.
Grindelwald's hotels are of a high standard and offer many fantastic services to tourists. What better way to conclude your day of activity than by relaxing in your comfortable Grindelwald hotel room, looking out at the magnificent scenery.
Grindelwald is a snow sportsperson's dream vacation destination. With such an abundance of things to do and see you will have to return to discover them all.