Great Videos and Photos of the Best Places and Things to see in Grindelwald Switzerland. For the independent traveller who is interested in seeing places while planning their next trip. Or for anyone who likes to be close to nature and see the quieter parts of the country or city
Grindelwald has a most stunning backdrop, whether viewed in winter or summer.The Bernese Alps seem to surround the town and the mountain's glaciers stop just short of the valley.The Eiger seems to rise majestically almost from the centre of town.
Enjoy a day out beside Lake Bachalpsee, set high abover Grindelwald accessible by cable car and about an hours walk. From the lake there are numerus walking trails, well signposted.
The Bachalpsee lake is a hidden lake in the mountains above the cable car station of First high above the Grindelwald Valley floor. The lake is reached after a walk of about an hour from the cable car.
The eastern side of the lake is usually a much quieter location for a picnic.
The views of the Jungfrau and Eiger from the lake shore are stunning.
From the lakes there are a number of walks, a fairly straightforward one is the one that goes down a track below the First cable car and continues onto a bus stop with a closeby cafe.
First is a small summit above he Grindelwald Valley. It has a cable car system that terminates in Grindelwald Town.
The cable car provides easy access to summer walking tracks and winter ski routes.
The cable car station is within easy reach of the Bachalpsee lake.
The mountain pass of Grosse Scheidegg connects the vallleys of Grindelwald and Meiringen. Busses go regularly from Grindelwald over the pass to Meiringen. A number of walks start at the top of the pass.
Grosse Scheidegg or big watershed is a high mountain pass ( over 1962 m) connecting the alpine valleys of Grindelwald and Meiringen. Due to the winding twisting nature of the road, it is only open to bus traffic.
From the pass there are a number of walks setting out - one takes you to the First cable car station, another brings you right down the valley past the glaciers. In the Meiringen Valley there is a waterfall - Reichenbachfal - that can be reached by funicular.
The trail from Grosse Scheidegg meanders down the mountain side, crossing the looping bus route route, cutting several km off the journey.
The track passes below the Wetterhorn and the Grindelwald glacier, though it is fairly hidden form the track.
With a spectaular backdrop of the Eiger and Schreckhorn, Grindelwald offers the visitor whether skiers, walklers or those interested in relaxing ,stunning scenery in which to enjoy their activities.
The upper Grindelwald valley is bounded on the south by the Eiger and Wetterhorn and on the north by the Schwarzhorn.
From the northern side, the view south across the Eiger and Wetetrhorn is stunning.
Following the tracks across the Schwarzhorn gives great views over Interlaken.
The gorge of the Lower Grindelwald Glacier has been tunnel and a walkway built in the cliffs to allow visitors hike easily through this impressive work of nature.
The gorge is easily walk able for about a kilometre from the hotel bearing the same name.
There is a rock and crystal museum at it's entrance. The gorge is popular with climbers and canyon jumpers.
The Upper Grindelwald Glacier rises in the snow fields between the Schreckhorn and Wetterhorn in the Bernese Alps.
The glacier is about 6km long.
First Cable Car
Don't be confused by the name, this is not the only or the first cable car in the Grindelwald Valley but the one that goes to a minor summit called First.
First from which there is an easy walk to Bachalpsee is easily reached by the aerial Gondola from Grindelwald, with intermediate stops at Bort and Schreckfeld.
First is easily reached by aerial gondola from Grindelwald. The cableway stops at the intermediate stations of Bort and Schreckfeld