24 hours in Grindelwald

Beautiful village of Grindelwald, Switzerland
Beautiful village of Grindelwald, Switzerland

24 hours in Grindelwald

by Elizabeth Jones
Stripes Europe

Switzerland, the land of picturesque villages, outdoor adventures and various forms of tasty cheese is a must-visit for many people. Whether you’re on an epic road trip or an express bus tour going through the country, it would be a shame to miss the scenic village of Grindelwald!

WHAT TO DO

Travel to the top! Spend most of your time on Grindelwald’s First, a small summit on the slopes of the Schwarzhorn, a mountain part of the Bernese Alps. There’s an abundance of activities for everyone to enjoy. However, with only 24 hours to spend a top this summit, choose from this definitive list of great activities in Grindelwald:


Gorgeous view of Lake Bachalpsee

Hike to Lake Bachalpsee
The iconic Lake Bachalpsee is a less than one hour hike from the cable car station atop the summit. Follow the signs towards Bachalpsee to reach this secluded natural masterpiece.


End of the First Cliff Walk 

First Cliff Walk
The famous lookout platform protrudes 45 meters from the First summit, giving travelers a breathtaking view full of the beautiful alpine forest and sparkling waterfall below them. Travelers must walk on a bridge placed along the cliffside of the summit.

First Flyer
Soar through the clouds on Grindelwald First Flyer, the exhilarating zipline. Don’t worry, riders are safely harnessed, so even those afraid of heights should give it a try. The adrenaline rush will kick in after the initial launch!

First Mountain Cart
What do you get when you combine a sled and go-kart? A mountain cart! Zip down the mountain for a thrilling experience. The First Mountain Cart attraction is suitable for children up to a little over 4-feet tall. 

 


Toboggan run in the summer 

Toboggan Run
If you have the time, head back down from the First summit and head towards the Pfingstegg station to hop on a chairlift to reach the start of a toboggan run, which is 736 meters long and has you riding down 58 meters the mountain at speeds of 40 kilometers. The run goes in a loop meaning you can ride it as many times as you want!

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

-Driving to Switzerland: Purchase a vignette.
-Currency: Swiss francs (CHF). Euros may be accepted at various places.
-ATMs: Train station and any bank.
-Perfect souvenir: Swiss knife, swiss watches, cowbell trinkets.
-For planning and full prices check the official Jungfrau Top of Europe website.

With its unbelievable landscapes and epic, outdoor adventures — Grindelwald is a place so nice you’ll likely visit twice!

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