Cheap Hotels in Grindelwald
This hotel lies close to the village of Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland. The hotel is located just 500 metres away from the centre and the train station. Mountain railways, which offer ease of access to the many ski areas in the region, are to be found just 1 km away. Guests can enjoy a wide range of exciting activities nearby, or simply choose to lie back and revel in the sheer beauty and tranquillity of the surroundings. The main building of the hotel enjoys a typical Swiss style, blending effortlessly with its surroundings. The guest rooms are beautifully appointed, featuring modern amenities for added comfort and convenience. Guests can enjoy delightful dining in the restaurant, where delectable dishes are the order of the day.
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Alpinhotel Bort Hotel
The stylish Berghaus Bort is situated next to the middle station of the Grindelwald-First gondola lift and offers you rooms with free Wi-Fi and glacier views. A half-board menu is served in the evenings and fine regional cuisine is served à la carte throughout the day in the cosy restaurant and on the panoramic terrace. All rooms in the Berghaus Bort have been renovated in 2009, are flooded with natural light and most offer panoramic views of the Eiger's north face or the Grindelwald glacier. In winter, the Berghaus Bort is only reachable by cable car.
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Hotels in Grindelwald
The ski resort of Grindelwald is a village in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. Besides the village of Grindelwald, the municipality also includes the settlements of Alpiglen, Burglauenen, Grund, Itramen, Mühlebach, Schwendi, Tschingelberg and Wargistal.
Thanks to its stunning beauty, the village is popular as a filming location for films and television shows and as a winter tourist destination. Hikers, skiers and snowboarders flock to the many Grindelwald hotels from which to explore the Bern region.
Settlements in the Grindelwald district seem to trace back to the Neolithic era, due to the many tools that have been found along with Roman coins.
Tourism came to Grindelwald in the late 18th century as foreigners discovered the scenic town. Pictures of the stunning vistas were widely printed, making the village internationally famous, and many fearless UK men came to climb the alpine peaks. The first resort opened in the village in 1888, and by 1914 there were 33 hotels. Numerous ski lifts, cable cars, hiking trails and alpine huts were built in the late 19th and 20th centuries to allow tourists to explore the mountains.
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The stunning surroundings of Grindelwald have attracted many filmmakers in recent years. The James Bond film, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, includes a chase through a skating rink during the Christmas festival in Grindelwald. The surrounding mountains were used in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and The Golden Compass.
Grindelwald plays host to a number of festivals throughout the year. The week-long January World Snow Festival sees Swiss and international teams of artists carve and construct sculptures from metre-high snow blocks. In February the Velogemel World Championship takes place on snow bikes, whilst the Snowpenair is held at the end of the winter season on the Kleine Scheidegg. Folk music, traditional costumes and flag throwing can be enjoyed at the annual Spring Mountain Festival held in June/July.
Skiers and snowboarders of all ages can find something to excite them in Grindelwald. There are slopes for beginners, intermediates and the challenges of the Eiger glacier for the experienced. There are also many activities for non-skiers – tobogganing and year-round hiking are also popular here.
A hike along the high-altitude trail from Holenstein to Brandegg is unforgetSEOSITE_LEVEL_DESCRIPTION as the trail leads through lush pastures, flower-filled meadows and inviting woodlands. At the end of the hike reward yourself with an apple fritter and hot chocolate at the Brandegg Mountain Restaurant.
Food and drink
When it comes to food and drink, Grindelwald has it all. Sample traditional Swiss cuisine at Alte Post or Alderstube, or enjoy a romantic meal at Restaurant Belvedere or the cosy Barry's where you can enjoy fondue for two.
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