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Grindelwald is in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland. It lies to the north of the Eiger - Mönch - Jungfrau mountain range. Grindelwald is part of the Jungfrau region together with Interlaken, Wengen, Mürren, Bönigen, Ringgenberg-Goldswil, Iseltwald, Wilderswil and Lauterbrunnen. From the valley town of Interlaken, Grindelwald is reached by either road or train.
Grindelwald is a member of “Best of the Alps - The Classic Mountain Resorts”.
Walking / Hiking in the Grindelwald Area
There are about 300 km of marked paths in Grindelwald. The Tourist Office may offer some free led walks
Grindelwald Hiking / Walking Maps
There are several maps that cover the area at different scales suitable for walking, hiking and exploring the area.
Click here for Grindelwald Map Information.
Grindelwald Tourist Information
Tel. +41 (0) 33 854 12 12
Fax +41 (0) 33 854 12 10
These are the nearest airports to Grindelwald.
Buses run from Grindelwald west to Interlaken and east to Meiringen. There is a good network of buses in Interlaken.
Rail Stations (Bahnhof)
The main train network is run by Swiss Federal Railways (SBB). There is a regional train from Interlaken to Grindelwald. There is also a small mountain railway which goes to Kleine Scheidegg and the summit of Jungfrau (3454m).
SBB (English) also has bus information.
Cable Cars - Chair Lifts
There are several trains and lifts in the area. A weekly lift pass can be used on them. In summer there are:
One popular place to visit from Grindelwald is the Reichenbach Falls near Meiringen. From the top of the Vernacular railway on the west side of the waterfalls, you can look across to the eastern side and see a white star marking the site where Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective, fought his arch enemy Professor Moriarty!
Brienz Rothorn Bahn
If you want to know more about Sherlock’s adventures at the Reichenbach Falls, click here for details of the Audio CD
“The Darlington Substitution Scandal and the Sherlock Holmes Reichenbach Mystery”
Sherlock Holmes Sign, Meiringen, Reichenbach Falls
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