Dianne’s guidebook for Grindelwald

Dianne
Dianne’s guidebook for Grindelwald

Sightseeing

Icy air streams across your face, snow crunches under your feet, and the view nearly takes your breath away: on one side the view of the Mittelland up to the Vosges, on the other the Aletsch glacier, bordered by four thousand metre peaks. Standing on the Jungfraujoch 3,454 metres above sea level, you can feel it with your first step: this is a different world. It's one you have to experience. www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe/
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Јунгфраујох
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Icy air streams across your face, snow crunches under your feet, and the view nearly takes your breath away: on one side the view of the Mittelland up to the Vosges, on the other the Aletsch glacier, bordered by four thousand metre peaks. Standing on the Jungfraujoch 3,454 metres above sea level, you can feel it with your first step: this is a different world. It's one you have to experience. www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe/
You gently float up to First in the security of the gondola. But then it gets airy: On the two Flying Fox version, First Flieger and First Glider, at up to 80 km per hour, on the suspension bridge of the First Cliff Walk or on the agile Mountain Carts with the wind in your hair. You simply cannot plan adventure. You find one. On First that is a certainty. www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/grindelwaldfirst/
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First
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You gently float up to First in the security of the gondola. But then it gets airy: On the two Flying Fox version, First Flieger and First Glider, at up to 80 km per hour, on the suspension bridge of the First Cliff Walk or on the agile Mountain Carts with the wind in your hair. You simply cannot plan adventure. You find one. On First that is a certainty. www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/grindelwaldfirst/
Lake Bachalpsee travels around the world as a postcard. However: no photo are able capture the radiance of the lake. You need to go there and see it for yourself. That doesn't require much effort. Lake Bachalpsee can be reached from First on foot in less than an hour.
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Bachalpsee
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Lake Bachalpsee travels around the world as a postcard. However: no photo are able capture the radiance of the lake. You need to go there and see it for yourself. That doesn't require much effort. Lake Bachalpsee can be reached from First on foot in less than an hour.
Big railway station on Kleine Scheidegg: Two cogwheel railways meet here, where you can discover the most beautiful region in the Bernese Oberland. Because nature is very close, and many excursions will tempt you: Would you prefer to go to the Jungfraujoch, hike the Eiger Trail or conquer the Lauberhorn?
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Kleine Scheidegg
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Big railway station on Kleine Scheidegg: Two cogwheel railways meet here, where you can discover the most beautiful region in the Bernese Oberland. Because nature is very close, and many excursions will tempt you: Would you prefer to go to the Jungfraujoch, hike the Eiger Trail or conquer the Lauberhorn?
Viewing platform with unique view of the entire valley. The summer toboggan run is an experience for young and old, as is the fly-line where you float through the trees on a harness. At night you can enjoy a 3-course candlelit sky-dinner.
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Pfingstegg
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Viewing platform with unique view of the entire valley. The summer toboggan run is an experience for young and old, as is the fly-line where you float through the trees on a harness. At night you can enjoy a 3-course candlelit sky-dinner.
In summer, the Männlichen area is the starting point for plenty of walking trails. During the winter season the slopes invite you to leave your tracks in the snow. A tobogganing run starts from Männlichen down to Grindelwald.
Männlichen
In summer, the Männlichen area is the starting point for plenty of walking trails. During the winter season the slopes invite you to leave your tracks in the snow. A tobogganing run starts from Männlichen down to Grindelwald.

Food scene

Onkel Toms Hut is a quaint little chalet which has great pizza, a comprehensive wine list and wonderful ambience. It is past the Firstbahn lifts and the Sunstar hotel. They don’t take reservations so either turn up early (before 6.30pm) or go there, put your name on the wait list then go for a wander or a drink close by (Dorfstrasse 194)
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Onkel Tom's
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Onkel Toms Hut is a quaint little chalet which has great pizza, a comprehensive wine list and wonderful ambience. It is past the Firstbahn lifts and the Sunstar hotel. They don’t take reservations so either turn up early (before 6.30pm) or go there, put your name on the wait list then go for a wander or a drink close by (Dorfstrasse 194)
The C&M café, bar and restaurant offers great outside views of the Eiger in summer and has simple home-cooked food. It is on the right-hand side just before the Firstbahn and Hotel Sunstar (www.cundm-grindelwald.ch)
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C und M
1 Almisgässli
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The C&M café, bar and restaurant offers great outside views of the Eiger in summer and has simple home-cooked food. It is on the right-hand side just before the Firstbahn and Hotel Sunstar (www.cundm-grindelwald.ch)
The Eiger Selfness hotel has a traditional Swiss restaurant upstairs (Barrys) which is decorated swiss style, is reasonably priced and has a large menu. They also have a more casual bistro on the ground floor which is good for lunch, and for sitting outside people watching (hotel@eiger-grindelwald.ch)
Barry's
92 Dorfstrasse
The Eiger Selfness hotel has a traditional Swiss restaurant upstairs (Barrys) which is decorated swiss style, is reasonably priced and has a large menu. They also have a more casual bistro on the ground floor which is good for lunch, and for sitting outside people watching (hotel@eiger-grindelwald.ch)
Golden India, an Indian Restaurant, is on the main street a few buildings past the Firstbahn station, opposite Onkel Toms Hütte.
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Golden India
193 Dorfstrasse
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Golden India, an Indian Restaurant, is on the main street a few buildings past the Firstbahn station, opposite Onkel Toms Hütte.
The Boutique Hotel Glacier, newly opened and tastefully decorated, offers a fine dining restaurant but at reasonable prices, with a terrace, bar and lounge with views of the Eiger. It is a 10-minute walk from the train station, off the main street heading down the road from coop (www.hotel-glacier.ch/restaurant/)
Boutique Hotel Glacier
55 Endweg
The Boutique Hotel Glacier, newly opened and tastefully decorated, offers a fine dining restaurant but at reasonable prices, with a terrace, bar and lounge with views of the Eiger. It is a 10-minute walk from the train station, off the main street heading down the road from coop (www.hotel-glacier.ch/restaurant/)

Supermarkets

Coop is the main supermarket and is in the large circular building in the middle of the main street close to the main railway station. Please check opening times on their website as they vary during the seasons (www.coop.ch/de/services/standorte-und-oeffnungszeiten/detail.html/4066/)
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Coop Supermarkt Grindelwald
101 Dorfstrasse
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Coop is the main supermarket and is in the large circular building in the middle of the main street close to the main railway station. Please check opening times on their website as they vary during the seasons (www.coop.ch/de/services/standorte-und-oeffnungszeiten/detail.html/4066/)
Landi has basic food items, hardware and assorted odd items and best, free parking! It’s a 5 min drive from the Apartment. Drive down past the Grund train station till you reach the fork in the road with one going into town, the right one over the bridge and to Landi (Wärgistalstrasse 4, www.landi-grindelwald.ch)
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Landi / Prima
4 Wärgistalstrasse
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Landi has basic food items, hardware and assorted odd items and best, free parking! It’s a 5 min drive from the Apartment. Drive down past the Grund train station till you reach the fork in the road with one going into town, the right one over the bridge and to Landi (Wärgistalstrasse 4, www.landi-grindelwald.ch)
There is a fabulous cheese shop (‘Molkerei Gertsch’) on Spielstatt (not far from train station) which sells locally produced cheese, milk, yogurt and butter. It has the best fondue mix in the region. Ask for the ‘aged’ mix. Open Monday to Friday 8am – 12noon and 2pm – 6.30pm, Saturday 8am – 12noon and 2pm till 5pm Closed Wednesday afternoon (www.milchprofi.ch/mitglieder/mitgl_det.asp?ID=5)
Molkerei Gertsch
4 Spillstattstrasse
There is a fabulous cheese shop (‘Molkerei Gertsch’) on Spielstatt (not far from train station) which sells locally produced cheese, milk, yogurt and butter. It has the best fondue mix in the region. Ask for the ‘aged’ mix. Open Monday to Friday 8am – 12noon and 2pm – 6.30pm, Saturday 8am – 12noon and 2pm till 5pm Closed Wednesday afternoon (www.milchprofi.ch/mitglieder/mitgl_det.asp?ID=5)

Activities

The Grindelwald sports centre is in the main centre of town, connected to the Tourist Information office. It is the place to come for sport, wellness and leisure activities. The pink visitors card offers discounts to the centre (see tourist tax section for info).  Swimming pool with slide and children’s swimming pool  Finnish Sauna, Steam Room, Solarium, Massage  Ice-Rink for ice-skating and ice- hockey (seasonal)  Curling hall (winter; on Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 there is a visitor’s ‘taster’ session)  Table tennis and Badminton (summer)  Weights room  Boulder Area and Indoor Rope Park  EIGER+ cafe lounge, Relaxing room with outdoor area and terrace www.sportzentrum-grindelwald.ch/en/home.html
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Sportzentrum
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The Grindelwald sports centre is in the main centre of town, connected to the Tourist Information office. It is the place to come for sport, wellness and leisure activities. The pink visitors card offers discounts to the centre (see tourist tax section for info).  Swimming pool with slide and children’s swimming pool  Finnish Sauna, Steam Room, Solarium, Massage  Ice-Rink for ice-skating and ice- hockey (seasonal)  Curling hall (winter; on Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 there is a visitor’s ‘taster’ session)  Table tennis and Badminton (summer)  Weights room  Boulder Area and Indoor Rope Park  EIGER+ cafe lounge, Relaxing room with outdoor area and terrace www.sportzentrum-grindelwald.ch/en/home.html
The ravine of the lower Grindelwald Glacier is an impressive masterpiece created by Nature. Water from 10 glaciers is channelled through this tight gorge as you walk on the steel catwalk suspended over the rapids. In summer you can jump on the SpiderNET suspended over the gorge water (discount admission with visitors card). www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/glacier-gorge.html
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Gletscherschlucht
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The ravine of the lower Grindelwald Glacier is an impressive masterpiece created by Nature. Water from 10 glaciers is channelled through this tight gorge as you walk on the steel catwalk suspended over the rapids. In summer you can jump on the SpiderNET suspended over the gorge water (discount admission with visitors card). www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/glacier-gorge.html
There are 160 km of mountain bike trails in the Jungfrau Region, and in Grindelwald. They do require a certain level of fitness but thankfully there are always trains and cable cars which can take the strain out of many a climb. Bussalp, Waldspitz and Grosse Scheidegg offer wonderful single trails with an unique view over the glaciers and famous mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Details of trails on www.grindelwald.swiss/en/summer/see-and-do/activities/bike-arena/ Bikes (including mountain and e-bikes) can be rented from the sports store ‘Backdoor’ (www.backdoorshop.ch/?lang=en) or at the Intersport shop at the Sunstar Hotel)
Grindelwald - Dorf
There are 160 km of mountain bike trails in the Jungfrau Region, and in Grindelwald. They do require a certain level of fitness but thankfully there are always trains and cable cars which can take the strain out of many a climb. Bussalp, Waldspitz and Grosse Scheidegg offer wonderful single trails with an unique view over the glaciers and famous mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Details of trails on www.grindelwald.swiss/en/summer/see-and-do/activities/bike-arena/ Bikes (including mountain and e-bikes) can be rented from the sports store ‘Backdoor’ (www.backdoorshop.ch/?lang=en) or at the Intersport shop at the Sunstar Hotel)
On the main street is an 18-hole mini golf course, open from mid-April to October. (www.grindelwald.swiss/en/summer/see-and-do/activities/golf-mini-golf/) Or, enjoy a round of Golf in the unique mountainous scenery at the foot of the Eiger and the Wetterhorn. The course has 9 holes and is open to everyone regardless whether beginner or professional (Aspistrasse 7, www.golf-grindelwald.ch/).
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Grindelwald
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On the main street is an 18-hole mini golf course, open from mid-April to October. (www.grindelwald.swiss/en/summer/see-and-do/activities/golf-mini-golf/) Or, enjoy a round of Golf in the unique mountainous scenery at the foot of the Eiger and the Wetterhorn. The course has 9 holes and is open to everyone regardless whether beginner or professional (Aspistrasse 7, www.golf-grindelwald.ch/).