Things to do in Grindelwald

Top Things to Do in Grindelwald

Things to Do in Grindelwald

Top Attractions in Grindelwald

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  • Melissa C
    6 contributions
    Incredible experience and surreal views! We did some of the adventure activities and they were a blast! The mountain carts were our favorite.
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • tictactic
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates327 contributions
    This is a must do if you like serene, and nature walks. The views are incredible. My daughter did the Para gliding from too hence I came across this gem of a place. I strolled around the whole place once she was flying up in the air.
    There is a restaurant at the top of you like to have a quick snack or coffee.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • T10Tom
    Leicester, UK193 contributions
    One of the must do things in the region. The views at the top are fantastic and give you a clear view of the impressive Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau next to each other. You can also see down to Grindelwald on one side of the mountain and Lauterbrunnen, Wengen and Murren on the other. I wish we had done this on our first day as it gives you are great overview of the area and there are some lovely walks from here.
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • Beresbum
    16 contributions
    Stunning views, well worth the trek, although it wasn't the 50 mins suggested on the sign. Our hotel and information suggests that it's a flat walk, it's not and there are steep bits up and down. Very tempting when you get there not to visit the second bit of the lake around the corner but do make the effort as this is where you will be able to take in the fantastic scenery.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • tictactic
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates327 contributions
    We had a wonderful experience during our visit. The alpine slide is for all ages but the thrill is mainly for younger kids. My daughter also did the zip lining and really enjoyed it.
    This place is a must do if you are visiting with young children.
    Written 25 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Lauterbrunnen Apartment
    Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland194 contributions
    There is a lovely Café here with great hot chocolate. We caught the bus to here rather than walking as we were short on time and wanted to walk down to Rosenlaui Gorge. We walked back down along the trail that follows the road and you always know when the bus is coming around the tight corners with its honker that the kids love.
    Written 30 June 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • 03WJK12
    Basel, Switzerland59 contributions
    As there is a car park at this attraction, it is accessible for people who do not want to hike or bus to the start, although the hike from Grindelwald was very pleasant. There were information panels along the walk and the blue web was not for the faint hearted, but very rewarding after overcoming any fears.

    The scenery was, like much of this area, fantastic and being so close to the rushing water was unnerving at times.

    Well worth a visit; the walk is very shaded, so you will probably need a jacket.

    You get a small discount if you are staying in Grindelwald and it is possible to hire a jacket at the cash desk.
    Written 26 June 2020
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  • Yuna N
    Singapore, Singapore65 contributions
    My friends and I rented sleds in Grindelwald as we were not sure if there were sleds rental on First (Now we know that we can rent on First), and we carried the sleds up the gondola to First, visited Tissot First Cliff Walk, hiked to Bachalpsee and Faulhorn.

    It was quite a tough hike for me as I am not a fit person nor do I exercise much, so I would recommend doing this hike only if you are kind of fit and if you are mentally determined to complete this hike. I love cold places and hate warm humid places, and I have a few friends hiking with me which helps to motivate me a lot more to complete this hike to Faulhorn.

    We took about 3 hours + to 4 hours to reach Faulhorn. And on the way to Faulhorn, a few other hikers went by us and some of them seems to hike this quite easily and maybe took about 2 to 3 hours to reach Faulhorn and were walking back the same way when we were just reaching. There were also a few sledders who were hiking up the same way as us. Do try to keep moving no matter how slow you are, as it helps to keep your body warm, and take some rest at certain point of the way to continue further. As we hiked higher, the temperature feels much colder and some parts were very cold due to the wind, and the sun being blocked while we were resting. Bring some small food bar if possible, and a small bag to keep the leftover packaging to carry back home to dispose of. The hiking trail is very clear and at intersections, there will be sign boards to let you know which way to go. You can check out the map at the gondola station or bring one small map before starting the hike to know which route you are going on. There is a mid-way to sled back down before going to Bachalpsee if the hike is too tough.

    It was January, and the Bachalpsee is frozen. There are 2 benches around the lake to let you rest on. The hiking trail will go around about half the perimeter of the lake and towards Faulhorn. The trail after Bachalpsee is much steeper and harder but it will be rewarding when you reach Faulhorn. The view is beautiful, and there was a restaurant on Faulhorn that is closed. (not sure is it's closed permanently.)

    After resting a while, we sled down the 15km route to Grindelwald. As it was all our first time sledding, we only watched videos on how to sled before this. And didn't really know how to brake fully so we only used out heels to brake but it did not help to brake fully, so there was a very steep and icy part where we went down very fast and flew up from a snow bank. (Remember to move away from the accident area immediately as it will be the same area where everyone else also fly and fall and might cause a collision which would be much worse than just flying into snow.) All of us flew off our sleds but luckily we were fine, and we continued down, after one of our friend realised and taught us how to brake fully with our feet fully down. (do not lean back when it is increasing in speed as it will make it go faster.) After the first crash, I learned how to brake and was afraid to go too fast, so 3 of us were slower as 2 of my friends waited for me and went sledding down at a slower pace with me while the others went down fast. It was sunset and when we reach the end of the sledding road, it was almost dark. There will be a bus from here to Grindelwald which is about 30 mins - 1 hour away on foot. (Do not miss the last bus! Try to start the hike earlier if possible and time your hike well for photo taking and other resting time.)

    We were lucky that a local couple from a shop offered to fetch us to Grindelwald as they were going to drop off their recycling bags there. (We are very thankful for their help.)

    We dropped off our sleds at the shop we rented the sleds at, as they gave us a time to return the sleds that day, or the next morning. This was a fun and eventful day for us.

    ==========Tips==========
    If you are going in Dec - Feb, prepare some hand warmers for your feet and hands, as it will get very cold, and bring a few extra in case of emergency, and warm them 15 mins before as it will not get warm that fast if you are already freezing.

    Make sure to wear your ski jackets and ski pants as they are waterproof, your ski goggles and helmet too! Sledding down long and steep distances are quite dangerous. There are also areas where you might fly off the edge into deep snow, so sled carefully.

    Bring some small food bars to make sure you have food to make it through the day, but do not dispose it on the mountains! Bring a small bag to keep the wrappers until you make it home to dispose it.

    Move away from accident sites or keep to the sides of the route to avoid colliding with other sledders and make way for others. Slow down the sled with your feet fully down while sitting upright. Use your feet's heel to change the sled direction. Watch some tutorial sled videos a day before to be prepared.

    There are no sled rentals on Faulhorn.
    You have to rent from First, and carry it up to Faulhorn, or rent from Bussalp and carry it up to Faulhorn for the 15km sled ride.
    There are other sledding routes in Bussalp.
    There is nothing in Bachalpsee except a frozen lake with a hut and some benches. Faulhorn is inbetween Bussalp and First.
    Bussalp is a town/village.
    Bachalpsee is a lake in betweem First and Faulhorn.
    There are bus services in Bussalp.

    Hope all these info help! It was hard for me to find these information before going there, so I want to list everything here to help others. Please also follow their cultures as you are in their country. That is the beauty of travelling. They also have designated recycling bags and separate things to recycle. Ask the tourism staffs or the supermarket staffs there if you are not sure what to do. Switzerland is a very beautiful place, and I hope you enjoy your travels!
    Written 4 February 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • abhay
    Mumbai, India33 contributions
    Had planned to stay in Grindelwalda for 5 days keeping mind visit to jungfrau,Grindelwald first and surrounding regions.

    Manlichen was of course a priority but never thought we could spend a whole day and still run short of time.

    The approach to the top point was simple to take gondola ride directly from
    Terminal or take a scenic route train from Grindelwald to klien schieddag and than manlichen.

    We tried both options and train journey.of.course has the unique vista to it.This is must.

    Once on top ..we took the trail to Panaroma point ( to and fro )about 120 mts.
    Had fantastic view of Lauterbrunnen valley on one side and Wenger.

    Also tried high speed gondola from Manlichen to wenger ..which drops 1250 mtr.in matter of 6.mts.ajd with an open to sky view on gondola called Royal Sky experience.

    An amazing day at Manlichen..
    Written 21 June 2022
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  • Nate R
    Sycamore, IL534 contributions
    Loved the walk, fairly easy if you've taken the cable car up. So much to see in decent weather. We happened upon a paraglider take off and it was amazing to watch.
    Written 5 November 2021
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  • andreabrigitta
    Northampton, UK44 contributions
    We started out trip in Grindelwald and our first stop was Bussalp. It's a Restaurant conveniently located in the middle of a breathtaking scenery. Near the restaurant there was a little cottage that sold Alpen cheese and home-made ice creams, I would definetly recommend getting both as it's well worth it.
    Written 6 July 2021
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  • yns_10
    Sydney, Australia1,454 contributions
    We love Swiss trains where you can get out and enjoy a quick stop and just hop on the next train. Alpiglen was one such stop for us as the view to the Eiger north face as awesome from here.
    Written 12 December 2019
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  • Adam D
    Canada401 contributions
    This town is much bigger than Lauterbrunnen. If you want to climb Jungfrau at the second day, I would suggest you live in this town or Interlaken. There are more convinent facilities and hotels than Lauterbrunnen.
    Written 8 June 2022
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  • Barton L
    London, UK8 contributions
    Beautiful landscape with great restaurants, my wife and I had interesting experiences. Will come back again!
    Written 21 January 2020
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  • Tamara E
    London, UK22 contributions
    Had great lessons with both Veronica and Ryan. Veronica was extremely patient, kind and knowledgable, she helped my daughter progress and gain confidence. Ryan is also a great instructor, excellent at teaching and helped me to make huge changes to my skiing technique. Would highly recommend Altitude, they were very accommodating in booking a lesson at late notice too, I will definitely book again when in Grindlewald.
    Written 22 February 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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