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Niki Harris
Niki Harris
Mountain Vacation Specialist
1-800-908-5000
X 3307
22/04/2017

A Swiss town straight out of your dreams

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If you’re looking for a truly picturesque Swiss town, complete with jawdropping scenery and spectacular mountain vistas, look no further than Grindelwald. When my train from the lively base area of Interlaken pulled up to the train station, I was completely awestruck by this adorable little town. It’s literally right at the base of the Eiger glacier, and features stunning views of the Jungfrau, and though it’s small, it’s certainly a lively tourist destination. Grindelwald is an all-seasons resort – from winter skiing and sledging to summer hiking and biking, this town really does have it all.

Everything in the town is quite close together, and it’s easy to walk from one end of the village to the other in under half an hour, though if you’re feeling tired from your ski day, the bus is always an option. Most lodging is in a traditional chalet style, though, so if you’re looking for five-star posh hotels at a lux resort, you’d best look elsewhere. As Grindelwald is at a noticeably lower altitude than other Swiss resorts, it’s not always the most reliable when it comes to good snow, but on a good day, it transforms into a winter playland. The lifts are definitely slower, so take the time to look around and enjoy the scenery! This is a good resort for intermediates, as Grindelwald’s ski area features a lot of wide open runs as well as a few in the that are in the trees. I loved taking the lift up to the Kleine Scheidigg, and up to the Jungfraujoch, the Top of Europe. It’s a great way to spend a slightly chillier day, as you have a panoramic view of the mountains as well as a Lindt chocolate shop to delight everyone in the family.  

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