The gorgeous town of Grindelwald in Switzerland is a place where charm and tranquillity meet adventure and adrenaline. It combines the fairytale features of a traditional Swiss town with the thrill-seeking activities of a cosmopolitan mountain resort. As you wander through the town, discover cobbled streets which are lined with colourful geranium-clad wooden chalets. You may as well be meandering through the pages of a storybook. Look up and you’ll see the breathtaking mountain vistas which surround Grindelwald. These mountains have stolen the hearts of many an alpine adventurer, from hikers and climbers to skiers and snowboarders.
Wherever in Switzerland you’re coming from, you need to travel via Interlaken if taking the train. The train trip between Interlaken and Grindelwald takes just over half an hour, and there are generally two trains per hour.
During autumn, the views from the heights offer snow-covered mountains, but with the addition of deep-green hills, yellow, white and purple mountain flowers, and clear turquoise glacial lakes. You can also go mountain biking and trail running along the many well-kept trails.
While the town itself is worth the visit on its own, it’s also an especially good base for exploring the region around it.
In any weather, the Jungfraujoch, known as the Top of Europe, is a huge draw. Jungfraujoch is the location of the highest train station in Europe. Construction of the railway began in 1896 and was all done by manual labor: pick axes, shovels, and human labor. It took sixteen years to complete the railway, officially opening in 1912. Jungfraujoch was given the name Top of Europe, now that it was an alpine tourist destination easily accessible by train.
The viewing point from Jungfraujoch offers breathtaking perspective views of the eternally snow-capped mountains and overlooks the beautiful Aletsch Glacier.
Jungfraujoch can be reached by cable car "Eiger Express" from Grindelwald Terminal to station Eigergletscher or by cogwheel trains via Grindelwald or via Lauterbrunnen-Wengen. Nestled at the heart of the Swiss Alps Jungfrau- Aletsch, a UNESCO natural heritage site, is the most iconic place to visit in Switzerland and a treat for the sore eyes.
Jungfraujoch is a slice of heaven on Earth. Jungfraujoch is worth all the hype and has always made it to the key highlights of every traveler’s Switzerland trip!
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