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Grindelwald was one of the first tourist resorts in Switzerland and Europe. Already in the 17th century it was often visited by curious foreigners and still today attracts an international clientele looking for relaxation and sports activities. The Glacier Village lies in a valley situated in the Bernese Oberland on the northern side of the Alps and is surrounded by the spectacular mountain trio "Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau". Grindelwald still is small enough and has kept its country charm, yet it is large enough to provide excellent hospitality for all budgets and to boast an international atmosphere, making it the perfect Alpine holiday destination.
Grindelwald is the only mountain resort in the Jungfrau area which can be reached by car, and it is one of few holiday resorts that are fascinating both in summer and in winter. Various events are organized throughout the year including the "World Snow Festival" when artists from all over the world create ice and snow sculptures. The surrounding mountains are ideal for making day excursions (in summer and winter) - the Jungfraujoch is a must ! The cogwheel train climbs through the Eiger North Face Tunnel to the highest railway station in Europe, the "Top of Europe" at 3,454 m (11,330 ft). Ever since the first skier, an Englishman, arrived in Grindelwald in 1881, skiing is very popular in the Jungfrau region. But also non-skiers find plenty of offers - other sports or just to relax and to enjoy the natural beauty of this region.
In summer time Grindelwald is transformed into an elaborate tapestry of wild Alpine flowers, sprucefir, mountain maple and grazing cattle, and attracts visitors with more than 300 km (186 miles) of hiking paths as well as many summer sports. More attractions and activities in Grindelwald and the Jungfrau Region.
Grindelwald is centrally located in Switzerland, in the Jungfrau Region, the eastern part of the Bernese Oberland. At 1,034 m (3,392 ft) above sea level, the "Glacier Village" lies in the upper end of the valley of the Schwarze Luetschine River, in a hollow that is relatively flat on three sides, and it is surrounded by impressive mountain peaks. With an area of 171 km2 (66 sq miles), Grindelwald is the second largest community in the Canton of Bern.
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Getting to Grindelwald:
Zurich-Kloten is the nearest international airport (travel time approx. 2.5 hours by car and 3 hours by train), but also the EuroAirport in Basel-Mulhouse is within approx. 3 hours. In addition, the Bern-Belp Airport with some international flights is reached within just an hour by car.
Traveling from any place in Switzerland (or neighbouring country), take international train connections to Interlaken-Ost where you need to change on to the BOB-train going to Grindelwald.
Coming from any direction, take Highway A6 and/or A8 to Interlaken; take Exit "Wilderswil" and follow the main road via Wilderswil to Grindelwald.
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