#7 best hiking town is …

Grindelwald, Switzerland

Most hikers arrive by train from Interlaken. They share that journey with hundreds of thousands of camera clutching tourists all en route to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe.

Grindelwald is a municipality in the district of Interlaken in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. The village is located at 1,034 metres (3,390 ft) above sea level in the Bernese Alps. …

Long famed as a winter tourist destination with slopes for beginners, intermediates and the challenges of the Eiger glacier for the experienced, there are activities for the non-skiers, from tobogganing to groomed winter hiking tracks. It is the usual starting point for ascents of the Eiger and the Wetterhorn. Nowadays Grindelwald is also a popular summer activity resort with many miles of hiking trails across the Alps. …

Grindelwald has a population (as of 2007) of 3,809 …

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Many experienced hikers would pooh pooh Grindelwald as too touristy, basing themselves instead out of Lauterbrunnen, Mürren or even (our pick) tiny Gimmelwald, accessible only on foot or by aerial tramway.


There are no bad hikes out of Grindelwald. It is fantastic in every direction.

But the Tour of the Jungfrau Region, a 2wk ultimate adventure, is our best recommendation.

See more “best hikes” in the Alps.

Most hike June to mid-October but, surprisingly, there are trails open year round close to Grindelwald.

3 Replies to “#7 best hiking town is …”

  1. My husband and two sons and I went hiking with Epic Europe, in the Lavaux region, near Lausanne. They were very knowledgable and in addition to the hikes guided us to local cultural attractions, vineyard visits and fantastic food. http://www.epiceurope.com

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