Our house is about 500 meters above the church direction of the mill stream.
Beautiful, unobstructed view of the world famous Mountain: HEAD :)
Grindelwald / Bernese Oberland
The Eiger village of Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland lies embedded in a welcoming and green hollow, surrounded by an impressive mountain scenery with the Eiger north face and the Wetterhorn. This setting and the numerous lookout points and activities make Grindelwald one of the most popular and cosmopolitan holiday and excursion destinations in Switzerland, and the largest ski resort in the Jungfrau region.
Thanks to the magnificent vista and once into the valley glacier which moved Grindelwald from the late 18th First century guests primarily the English. Middle of the 19th Century was the real breakthrough of Alpinism, local mountain guides climbed the peaks with English tourists in the region. The first ascent of the Eiger was difficult alpinistically 1858 (north wall only in 1938).
With the construction of road and railway to Grindelwald was the arrival in the late 19th Century easier, also began the winter tourism. Built here in 1908 the first cable car in the Alps on the Wetterhorn. And 1912 the railway reached the Jungfraujoch via Kleine Scheidegg, today is the "Top of Europe", the highest railway station in Europe and a world-renowned destination in eternal snow and ice.
The snow athletes are around 215 km of perfectly groomed slopes, which are accessed by 45 lifts and cable cars. These are the three sub-regions Grindelwald First (where our hotel is located on the Talpiste), Male Grindelwald / Wengen-Kleine Scheidegg and Mürren Schilthorn. From novice skiers (we are not far from a ski school in the Bodmi!) To racers - it will jerder the appropriate slopes!
Around Grindelwald are 300 km of hiking trails. The mountain walk from Grindelwald-First along the Bachalpsee to the Faulhorn mountain hotel and on to the plate Schynigen is one of the best tours of the region. From the masculine to the Kleine Scheidegg leads an easy walk with fantastic views of the world-famous Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
• An experience that high altitude hike "Öpfelchüechliwäg" Get out of stone is to Brandegg. The trail leads through lush alpine meadows, flower-filled meadows and through lush wooded areas. In the six information panels Obstkenntisse can be tested and further developed. At the end of the hike, you can reward them with the famous "Öpfelchüechli" in the mountain restaurant Brandegg.
• Jungfraujoch - snow and ice are guaranteed on the «Top of Europe» at 3454 m, the ultimate excursion destination in the Bernese Oberland.
• Eiger north face - one of the most spectacular and difficult climbing in the world, first time in 1938 increased. From the Kleine Scheidegg, the climbers can be observed through the telescope.
• Eiger Trail - mountain tour with mountaineers feel, the starting point is the Eiger glacier station, the route sticks to the rock to the foot of the Eiger North Face down to Alpiglen.
• Glacier Gorge - at the end of the village of Grindelwald lies the wildly romantic, thunderous glacier gorge with its mills, grinds, and the pink and green marble blocks, through which a path leads through artificial rock ridges and through galleries and tunnels.
• First (2168m) - on the south-facing, not too steep ridge slopes over 100 km of hiking trails and 50 kilometers of slopes and a toboggan.
• Male (2229 m) - gentle walking and winter sports area with connection to the nearby Kleine Scheidegg / Wengen and with the perfect panorama of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
• Pfingstegg - at 1391m is the lookout of Grindelwald and offers a splendid view over the valley.
• World Snow Festival - from supplied meter of snow blocks to develop domestic and international teams of artists in the course of a week figurines and sculptures (January).
• Velogemel World Cup - every year at the World Cup in Grindelwald on snow bikes instead, a special Grindelwald (February).
• Snowpenair - Snow Openair as of the end of the winter season on the Kleine Scheidegg (March).
• Land Art Festival - with natural materials found locally ephemeral art works are set in the countryside (June).
• Mountain Spring Festival - held annually at the male at the mountain lodge, with costume dances, folk music and flag-wavers (June / July).