Grindelwald Travel Guide

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Grindelwald from Pfingsteggbahn

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Grindelwald is one of the most famous Swiss ski and winter sport resorts. Enveloped in a real scenic and unique alpine landscape, the world famous alpine peaks and mountains Wetterhorn, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau form the background scenery of the Grindelwald valley. The "glacier village" of Grindelwald, with its total surface area of 171 sqkm is the second largest community in the canton of Berne. The territory of Grindelwald rises from a height of 720 m above sea level to that of 4,107 m above sea level. The village itself lies at a height of 1,050 m above sea level and is home to 3,800 inhabitants and up to 7,000 guests.

Grindelwald is a good example of being one of the first tourist centres in Switzerland. As early as the 17th century, tourists have visited Grindelwald, many of whom were of international origin. Grindelwald has become a popular destination for people from all over the world to pursue numerous sports, or a variety of recreational activities, as well as just for relaxation. Swiss guests alone provide for one fifth of the total bed nights and the majority of apartment rentals (130,000 overnight stays per year). Germans and Japanese, both with a quantity of about 100,000 overnight stays per year, are the most seen foreign guests in Grindelwald, followed by the Brits (about 50,000).

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