|Grosse Scheidegg is simply spectacular. You could hike
for weeks here and never repeat the same trail twice.
Where We Be
|Grindelwald makes a great base for exploring the Jungfrau region. All told
we spent 3 days in Lauterbrunnen, 3 in Grindelwald, and 6 in Gimmelwald.
|A walk through Grindelwald offers quintessential Swiss views
|Frankly everywhere you look the views are nothing short of outstanding
|This is what we saw out our window at sunset from the Hotel Bel Air Eden
|Mist, fog, rain, and sun intermingled
|Grindelwald's valley opened up before us
|All day the sun and clouds did battle as we hiked down to
Grosse Scheidegg along the Mountain Panorama Trail
|We got off the cable car at First and snapped
a few quick photos before the weather could change
|The patio view at dinner was pretty amazing too
We took a 2½ hour train ride from Lucerne to
Interlaken Ost (East) to Grindelwald. Along the
way we passed through Meirengen -- home of
meringues, and also the town in which Arthur
Conan Doyle chose to kill off Sherlock Holmes,
turning the town into something of a fan mecca.
Grindelwald is a quaint tourist town in a scenic
valley surrounded by impressive peaks. Robin
thought it was one of the most dramatic valleys
she'd seen in Switzerland. It offers abundant
hiking and skiing opportunities, with several
different cable cars that whisk you to the tops
of high mountain passes.
On our second day in Grindelwald we took a
long cable car ride up to a station called "First"
then hiked down to Grosse Scheidegg along
the Mountain Panorama trail. The easy 1½ hour
hike offered huge mountain views -- and huge
swathes of alpine flowers growing trailside.