That moment when you discover that a little town called Grindelwald, shares its name with Gellert Grindelwald, yes from Fantastic Beasts. Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps. A wonder of nature. The Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau are, without a doubt, a 100% recommendable experience.
What to do in Grindelwald
Grindelwald is undoubtedly a winter wonderland for skiing, snowboarding and hiking lovers. The currency in Switzerland it is the Swiss franc CHF.
Hiking trails in Grindelwald
During the spring and autumn, you can enjoy hiking and trekking through the countless hiking trails. Those trails go from beginner’s level to exciting adventures for the more experienced towards First Mountain.
More than 200 kilometres of skiable tracks, top quality powder and incredible spots to delight winter sports enthusiasts. You can take a look at my hiking route to Bachalpsee lake. One of the most impressive lakes all over Switzerland.
Paragliding in Grindelwald
To Grindelwald from Zurich
One of the possibilities that you have is to go to Grindelwald from Zurich. You can make a one day trip to explore the area for the first time, to get to know the area. This tour offers you the option of making several stops around the train ride. They offer guide tours in English.
There is also the option to make a smaller tour from Zurich, visiting the villages of Grindelwald and Interlaken, for a cheaper price as well.
Where to stay in Grindelwald
Without a doubt, my star recommendation cannot be other than the Hotel Selfness Eiger Spa. The best are the views from the rooms located on the fourth floor right facing the Eiger. Breakfast is quite big and the butter is homemade! The basics are important. Fresh fruit and a wide selection of teas.
Where to eat in Grindelwald
Onkel Toms: Definitely one of the best pizzas I’ve ever tasted! Tom is the owner and with a lot of love and care, he makes the pizzas in a wood oven, giant size as well as the good local beer.
Hotel Eiger Restaurant: you can not go without tasting the local beer of Grindelwald, a delicacy. The staff is super kind and friendly. Speak English, French, German and Japanese.
Vignette in Switzerland
You need a vignette to drive through Swiss territory. It costs 40 CHF and it is valid for a year. There is no other option to buy a vignette just for a week or a few days like there is in some other countries.