Destination guide

There's nothing cheesy about this Swiss getaway

Ever dreamed of life in a quaint alpine village? Then look no further. Lying in the shadows of the north face of the Eiger, the charming village of Grindelwald is as popular in winter as it is during the warm summer months. Famous for its great skiing and hiking opportunities, there's also something here for those who prefer to fondue rather freestyle down the piste. Get your Swiss adventure off to a great start and book a Grindelwald vacation rental within easy reach of the cozy bars and taverns in the village center and the mountain trails.

Things to do

By Gorge, it's Grindelwald's Glacier

Switzerland certainly has the wow factor. A well-placed Grindelwald vacation rental means you'll have great views as well as access to the village. The Glacier Gorge Grindelwald is a glacier canyon formed by the River Lutschine thundering through it for millions of years. Plunging down 300 feet this gorge is the ideal place to mug up on the geology of the Alps as you trundle through its many stone tunnels and wooden walkways. For something a little more gentle, head back to the village and check out Museum Grindelwald and explore the alpine village's history.

Activities

Climb every mountain—Grindelwald, the gateway to the Alps

A Grindelwald vacation is a game of 2 halves. In the summer, grab the hiking boots or mountain bikes and climb every mountain. But come winter, under the steely gaze of the Eiger's north face, it's time to throw yourself down the slopes in some of the finest ski resorts in Switzerland. But Grindelwald is not just for the active sporty set. You can also sample fine dining in a cozy alpine refuge, take a helicopter flight over the mountains, or learn about local traditions in the village's history museum.

Weather

Winter is coming—and there's no snow like Grindelwald snow

If you love snow, you'll find it in spades during a Grindelwald winter. A year-round vacation destination, the seasons are largely split into winter and summer. For ski bunnies, Grindelwald is a dream, promising lashings of the white stuff from November through April. If you're more a fair-weather mountain lover, visit the village during the dry summer months, when wildflowers are in bloom, the sun shines, and temperatures can reach 70 degrees and above. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall are when there's the widest choice of Grindelwald vacation rentals.

Natural features

Not just for mountain goats—Grindelwald's a hiker's paradise

Located 3,400 feet above sea level in the Jungfrau Alps, Grindelwald is a charming alpine village in the Swiss canton of Berne. It's around a 30-minute drive from Interlaken. A magnet for hikers, the dizzying alpine peaks are not just for mountain goats. While not everyone will want to conquer the sheer slopes of the Eiger, there are many trails suitable for all levels of hiking expertise. Visit in the summer and the mountains are strewn with a rainbow of wildflowers. You may even spot the odd ibex or chamois admiring the view.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Grindelwald

The nearest airport is in Bern (BRN-Belp), located 32.2 mi (51.8 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, make your way to Grindelwald Station or Grindelwald Alpiglen Railway Station to see more of the city.

Where to stay around Grindelwald?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 917 vacation rentals near Grindelwald. From 62 Chalets to 785 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Grindelwald for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Grindelwald?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Grindelwald. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Grindelwald Station: 1,234 vacation rentals
  • Sportzentrum Grindelwald: 1,237 vacation rentals
  • Eiger: 1,263 vacation rentals
  • Grindelwald Grund Gondola: 1,241 vacation rentals
  • Kleine Scheidegg: 1,263 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Grindelwald listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Chalets in Grindelwald?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 62 Chalets in Grindelwald. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Grindelwald include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 785 rentals available
  • Houses: 55 rentals available
  • Villas: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Grindelwald?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 45 vacation rentals with pool available in Grindelwald. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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