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Sörenberg, Wengen - Männlichen, Lauterbrunnen - Jungfraujoch
Grindelwald is a small municipality in the Swiss canton of Berne. The alpine village is located in a romantic valley of the Bernese Upperland surrounded by impressive mountains like Eiger North Face and Wetterhorn. The village has 3,818 inhabitants and covers an area of 171.1 km². Population density amounts to 22 inhabitants per km².
Grindelwald has cool summers and severe winters. Its varied weather situation makes Grindelwald a very special holiday destination. The climate is warm and moderate. The average yearly temperature is 6.7°C. March is the driest month with 80 mm, whereas August sees most of the rain with 142 mm. Check out our live webcams for the current weather situation, and forecast for today, tomorrow or the weekend.
Berner Oberland-Bahn trains leave at Interlaken East Station and go directly to Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald. The Jungfrau Railway, Jungfraubahn, leaves at Kleine Schneidegg and leads to Jungfraujoch through the Eiger.
Grindelwald and its surrounding area look back on a long history of tourism. A long time ago first attempts were undertaken to make the mountains accessible for tourists. Wetterhorn-Aufzug is one of the oldest cable cars in the world.
In the winter Grindelwald is mainly interesting for winter sports activities. Grindelwald is the first spa town in the Bernese Upperland and has always been famous of its large variety of winter sports offers. Skiing areas at First and Männlichen boast wonderful pistes and excellent firn runs. They also hosted Alpine World Cup competitions. Grindelwald-Wengen ski resort is surrounded by the three most impressive 3000 and 4000 meter peaks: the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau region. Ski experts find best conditions at Kleine Schneidegg and at Männlichen, whereas Grindelwald-First skiing area offers various runs for families and beginners.
Every summer Grindelwald attracts many tourists in search of relaxation. Grindelwald offers a great number of various accommodations such as hotels, holiday apartments or camping sites.
Active holidays in Grindelwald means hiking and biking at the foot of Eiger, one of the most scenic countrysides in the world. The area offers about 500 km of signposted walking tours and hiking trails as well as 160 km of way-marked mountain biking routes. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the mountain scenery from the highest point around Grindelwald, Mönch Mountain. A must for every tourist throughout the year is a visit of the two Grindelwald Glaciers. Climbing in the Jungfrau area is also a very recommendable activity to explore the fascinating countryside.
The most important places of interest are nature sites, especially the alpine scenery of Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau Mountains. Other attractive sites are the old church and the parsonage, which were both constructed in the 16th century.