The famous mountain village of Grindelwald is embedded in a unique Alpine landscape at the foot of the Eiger north face. It is the diversity of the glacier village that makes it so attractive. A wide range of activities and recreational opportunities amidst unspoiled nature is waiting to be discovered. Eiger village is the ideal starting point for the best excursions to the Jungfrau region, such as Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, First, Kleine Scheidegg, or Männlichen.
Top adventures in Grindelwald-First
The First is an ideal attraction for all kind of activities and adventures in all year round. The cable car takes you in three stages from the valley station to Grindelwald-First at 2,168 metres above sea level. On top of the observation deck by the terrace of the mountain restaurant, a the bridge juts 45 meters out into nowhere! That is “First Cliff Walk presented by Tissot” where you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the valley.
And on your way down, whether you opt for the 800-metre First Flyer zipline or a high-octane scooter ride, a rush of speed and adrenaline is guaranteed! The First Flyer enables brave souls to glide through the air for 800 metres at speeds of up to 84km/h. Also children can enjoy the 700-square metre playground at the Bort middle station.
For ski lovers
The two ski regions of First and Kleine Scheidegg – Männlichen – Wengen offer 160 kilometres of pistes with around 30 lifts reaching up to an altitude of 2500 m. The Schilthorn near Mürren, also part of the Jungfrau region ski arena, even reaches 2971 metres. But the most spectacular piste of the region is without doubt the Lauberhorn piste near Wengen, popularised by the World Cup circus.
For hiking lovers
If you are looking for a gentle walk, you can marvel at the Jungfrau Eiger Walk at close range. The two and a half kilometres long, well-developed trail from the Eiger glacier station to Kleine Scheidegg (or vice versa) is also well-suited for inexperienced hikers. A trip back in time with a breathtaking view of the most famous north face of the Alps.
Our recommended hotels
Sunstar Hotel & SPA Grindelwald*****
Sunstar Hotel & SPA Grindelwald is in a quiet yet central location with beautiful unspoiled panoramic views of the famous North Face of the Eiger and the Wetterhorn, set right opposite the First cable cars. Free WiFi is available.
The large and comfortable bedrooms are furnished with light wooden furniture. The superior rooms also have a balcony with stunning views of the Eiger Mountain.
The spacious and stylish lobby area at this holiday and wellness hotel comes with an open fireplace.
The Wellness Oasis, with its large swimming pool, log cabin sauna, Roman baths with 4 climate zones and massage showers, is the perfect place to relax and feel great. It can be used free of charge.
Hotel Spinne Grindelwald****
The 4-star family Hotel Spinne is located at the foot of the Eiger, right in the center of the glacier village Grindelwald and features an inviting spa area and 2 restaurants.
Wireless internet access is available in the entire hotel free of charge. The heated infinity outdoor pool with a unique mountain view invites guests to fully relax.
The Hotel Spinne’s large terrace offers superb mountain views and the lounge invites you for a drink at the open fireplace. To end your day in a perfect way, you can visit the Espresso Bar or the Mescalero Disco.
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