Walking Holidays in Switzerland - Switzerland - Grindelwald - At the Foot of the Eiger

Holiday Highlights
  • Set in a magnificent valley surrounded by high mountains including the renowned Eiger
  • Walk along the foot of the North Face of the Eiger, as this daunting spectacle towers above you
  • Experience high-altitude walking ranking amongst the most beautiful hikes of the region

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Grindelwald, thanks to its magnificent setting, has been attracting British guests from the end of the 18th century. The town is in a valley surrounded by high mountains not least of which is the renowned Eiger with its imposing North Face. There is a maze of walking routes from either Grindelwald itself or from the top of local gondolas mountain railways or post bus routes that will have you quickly looking down on this stunning valley and at the same time up to the imposing surrounding mountains. You can take the railway to the Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest railway station with its permanent snow and ice, and we even have a walk in our booklet from this station.

Grindelwald is undoubtedly one of the busiest centres in the Swiss Mountains in the summer bringing a very cosmopolitan atmosphere. Located centrally in the Bernese Oberland, it has a wide selection of restaurants useful if you choose to be B&B only at the Lauberhorn. We have chosen two hotels away from the bustle but still within easy reach of the main town with its wide selection of shops. It has a railway connecting it with other areas around the valley and to Interlaken which has connections directly to the main Swiss cities. There is an indoor swimming pool and an ice rink to enjoy outside of walking.

There are over 180 miles of walking trails around Grindelwald with walks for all abilities. You can utilise the post bus gondola and mountain railway network to take away the climbs so you can choose from a selection of contour or downhill routes. Amongst them the high-altitude walk from First to Bachalpsee, the Faulhorn mountain hotel and continuing to the Schynige Platte ranking among the most beautiful hikes of the region. Walk along the foot of the North Face of the Eiger with this daunting spectacle towering above you. The choice of walks in the immediate area will astound you and if you travel a little further afield over the Grosse Scheidegg mountain pass or into Lauterbrunnen valley more opportunities await you. 

Walk Grading
Self-Guided - Easy, Moderate and Challenging

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Hotel Lauberhorn 3*, Grindelwald

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Your lovely hosts Coni & Beni will welcome you to their simple 3* hotel which has well furnished rooms and a small terrace. They have a communal indoor/outdoor lounge area where you can relax. Breakfast only is served here whilst dinner is taken at our higher grade 4* hotel about 10 minutes’ walk away as this hotel does not serve dinner. 

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone and private bathroom with WC, shower/bath and hairdryer. 


Hotel Kirchbühl - 4 Star

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This 4* hotel is located in a quiet sunny location with commanding views, just 3 minutes’ bus ride from the railway station. The hotel has been in the Brawand family for 4 generations and the old-fashioned traditional hospitality is as alive now as it was when the hotel was opened in 1900. Outside the high season New Experience Guests will be upgraded by one room category if available at time of booking. Dinner and breakfast are taken in the wood-panelled dining room - dinner is a sumptuous 5 course delight.

 All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone, safe and private bathroom with WC, shower/bath and hairdryer.


Availability Information

Walking is possible from May until October with a risk of snow affecting the higher routes in the first and last of these months.

Please note our best to go information is generally referring to the walking which may fall in the early or late season in some places. This may mean that not all tourist facilities will be open at the time you visit. 

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