Holidays To Grindelwald - Bernese Oberland

Alpine village nestling beneath the mighty Eiger

Dramatic scenery, a friendly village atmosphere and four different routes into the mountains make Grindelwald a great destination for a summer stay. Situated at just over 1,000m, Grindelwald is sheltered by the mighty Eiger and boasts great access to the mountain paradise locations of Kleine Scheidegg, Grindelwald First, Männlichen and Pfingstegg. This is perhaps the ideal resort for visitors looking for outstanding views and wonderful walks.

Although Grindelwald is not traffic-free, it does lie at the ‘end of the road’ so there’s no through traffic and there are plenty of shops and inviting restaurants to try. Perched at the top of the valley, there are stunning mountain views to enjoy all around. You can sit amongst the alpine chalets, relax and breathe the pure mountain air.  

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What to see and do from Grindelwald

A great destination to enjoy stunning views with wonderful walks, Grindelwald is one of the starting points for the train to the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe - one of the most famous journeys in Switzerland.

A new delight is the Eiger Express - a state of the art cableway between Grindelwald and the Eigergletscher station - including close up views of the north face of the Eiger. From here you can enjoy the panorama viewing hall, embark on Eiger walking trails or continue onwards by rail to the Jungfraujoch.

In addition, Grindelwald has a delightful cable car to Pfingstegg where you can walk to the famous glaciers and the First gondola cableway to discover the Grosse Scheidegg-First-Bussalp region high above the village. Here you will also discover the amazing Grindelwald First with unforgettable views. The brand new Männlichen gondola takes you up to another beautiful area and the station has a sun terrace perfect for sipping a cool drink as you admire the scenery. From Männlichen, you can also take a cable car down to pretty Wengen. This makes a great day out, with your return by rail over Kleine Scheidegg to Grindelwald.

The village is well located for a scenic train ride down the valley to Interlaken to enjoy a lake cruise or you may prefer to sit by the quieter shores of Bachalpsee. This crystal clear lake is a gentle 45 minute walk from the First mountain station and offers Swiss lakes-and-mountains perfection. Schynige Platte is also within easy access via the train to Wilderswil. Please click here for our summary of the best the region has to offer.

Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site from Grindelwald

Take a day to visit the amazing Jungfrau-Aletsch Glacier with a stunning mountain rail journey to the Jungfraujoch and awesome views across the glacier from the summit. You can also easily reach the beautifully historic Old Town of Bern from Grindelwald. Find more Swiss World Heritage Sites here.

Explore the Bernese Oberland region with our great value travel passes

Our holidays include the Half Fare Card, which entitles you to a 50% discount on most rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland.

If you are planning daily outings, we highly recommend pre-booking the Jungfrau Travel Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office!

If you are planning trips further afield, other passes such as the Swiss Travel Pass and the Bernese Oberland Regional Pass are also available. We will be delighted to help you choose the one that's right for you. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice.

Scenic rail holidays from Grindelwald

Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.

From Grindelwald you can easily travel to Interlaken to connect with the GoldenPass Express (for Montreux) Luzern-Interlaken Express (for Lucerne). From Lucerne you can also pick up the scenic boat and rail journey of the Gotthard Panorama Express to the Ticino region.  

If you prefer to be based solely in Grindelwald, the charming Jungfrau Railways offer fabulous views of this picturesque region. We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200.

How to get to Grindelwald

Your ticket wallet will contain comprehensive travel instructions to help you reach your destination with ease, including recommended rail connection times and platform numbers. These are the most common routes for your Grindelwald holiday. 

Fly to Zurich

Flights available from London, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow.

Swiss Railways: Zurich Airport > Interlaken > Grindelwald with a transfer time of around 2 hours 55 minutes. 

Fly to Geneva

Flights available from London, Luton, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle.  

Swiss Railways: Geneva Airport > Bern > Interlaken > Grindelwald with a transfer time of around 3 hours 40 minutes.

Travel by international rail

Rail from London St. Pancras via Paris to Basel.

Swiss Railways: Basel > Interlaken > Grindelwald with a transfer time of around 2 hours 40 minutes. 


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