Grindelwald is awash in tourists with the Japanese and Americans heading the pack. Cars sporting Italian, Dutch, German and especially British license plates are in abundance. What's the lure? The Eiger mountain, spectacular vistas and great hiking. The shopping area, located on the main drag through town, consists primarily of stores hawking souvenirs to tourists.


Is this place hopping or is it dead in the summer?
Grindelwald ranks as one of the busiest ski resorts visited.

Is there a lake and/or golf course in town?
Neither, but the walking, mountain biking and hiking possibilities are excellent.

Arriving by car the only option?
Nope, train service will whisk you up the mountain and right smack into the village center.

Does the place feel claustrophobic?

Lots of choices for acccomodations (hotels/ chalets) and do I have recommendations?
There's a wide selection of hotels to choose from. I stayed at the four star Eiger Hotel and give it the two thumbs-up.

Could I spend a whole summer here or would I get bored?
With the variety of outdoor options I could easily stay a month.