What do you really want to see in Switzerland?
What comes to your mind when someone tells you that they are going to visit Switzerland?
Is it Alps? Is it huge peaks? Is it cows in the mountains? Is it old cute wooden houses on mountains’ slopes?
If you answer YES to these answers (or at least two of them :DD), Grindelwald should be your top destination 🙂
If you think of Alps’ cows, huge mountains and green meadows, maybe Zurich or Geneve is not the answer for you. I am not saying that these cities are not nice. They are very beautiful, well kept, has amazing amount of activities to offer, but they do not have that Swiss village feeling 🙂 These cities are big. Full of people. Full of traffic. Full of hustle.
So if you want to relax and simply enjoy the views, go to Grindelwald.
It is easy accessible by train or car. It’s no problem to buy a ticket in any big city to Grindelwald. You may have to exchange trains in Interlaken, but it’s no big deal 🙂
On the way to Grindelwald, especially the last 20km, you are going to feel like in a fairy tail: enormous mountains, snowy peaks, wooden houses with hand made window frames, waterfalls, serpantines, cows all around you – a very typical Swiss view, like from a post card. You can take any picture with your camera, print it and send it to your family:)
I don’t know if you can call Grindelwald a village, it’s maybe a small town. It has population of more than 3000 people and has many nice private houses situated on the mountain slope. As well many hotels, many restaurants, shops and tourists. It’s not that busy as Zermatt, but you definitely will not feel alone 😀
What to do in Grindelwald?
There are quite many things to do: you can hike (there are many routes all around to different places, check this article: hiking to Kleine Scheidegg);
take a cable car to couple of peaks near Grindelwald;
take a train to Jungfraujoch (check this article of my trip to Jungfrau);
stroll around Grindelwald and enjoy it’s old Swiss architecture;
enjoy local cuisine (do not forget the Cheese Fondue);
if you are tough mountaineer – climb Eiger, Jungfrau or Mönch;
there’s even a mini golf court in Grindelwald!
I think Grindelwald is perfect for anyone, everyone can find it’s own activity over there 🙂
I have visited Grindelwald maybe four times already, but it really keeps dragging me back 🙂 It’s such a nice Swiss place – it’s touristic, but and very peaceful at the same time.
Hopefully one day I am going to climb Jungfrau or any other peak near Grindelwald 🙂 Grindelwald never gets boring to me 🙂
I hope you will enjoy it soon as well 🙂
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