If you’re looking for a truly picturesque Swiss town,complete with jawdropping scenery and spectacular mountain vistas, look nofurther than Grindelwald. When my train from the lively base area of Interlakenpulled up to the train station, I was completely awestruck by this adorablelittle town. It’s literally right at the base of the Eiger glacier, andfeatures stunning views of the Jungfrau, and though it’s small, it’s certainlya lively tourist destination. Grindelwald is an all-seasons resort – fromwinter skiing and sledging to summer hiking and biking, this town really doeshave it all.
Everything in the town is quite close together, and it’seasy to walk from one end of the village to the other in under half an hour, thoughif you’re feeling tired from your ski day, the bus is always an option. Mostlodging is in a traditional chalet style, though, so if you’re looking forfive-star posh hotels at a lux resort, you’d best look elsewhere. AsGrindelwald is at a noticeably lower altitude than other Swiss resorts, it’snot always the most reliable when it comes to good snow, but on a good day, ittransforms into a winter playland. The lifts are definitely slower, so take thetime to look around and enjoy the scenery! This is a good resort forintermediates, as Grindelwald’s ski area features a lot of wide open runs aswell as a few in the that are in the trees. I loved taking the lift up to the KleineScheidigg, and up to the Jungfraujoch, the Top of Europe. It’s a great way tospend a slightly chillier day, as you have a panoramic view of the mountains aswell as a Lindt chocolate shop to delight everyone in the family.