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First

Grindelwald, Switzerland
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Grindelwald
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Traveler Description: First is a mountain on the sunny side of the Grindelwald valley. A modern 6 seater gondola is taking people within 30 min. to the top. It is a skiing... more »
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Detroit, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

its a bit out of the way, but a wonderful set of cable car rides up to First, and great hiking. Its a nice walk to the Bachalpsee, which is a great place for a lunch break. We chose to hike down to Bort, bypassing the first leg of the cablecar back to Grindelwald. We took the trail through Waldspitz.... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

the First flyer is a life changing experience!!!Must do!!!! The cycle way down too is great fun and lake is the most peaceful place in Switzerland!!!

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

"FIRST" was probably our favourite mountain experience. Maybe the "most for your money" mountain. The 30 minute ride up in the cable car is amazing. The views are to die for. Really nice to have the small gondola car to yourself. The ride is relaxing and quiet. At the top you can hike to your heart's content. The restaurant is... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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164 reviews 164 reviews
38 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our family of 5 hopped into a gondola car and off we went, up a steep, peaceful, 30 minute ride to First. Wow. The scenery is nothing short of spectacular. Minute, by minute, the town of Grindelwald below shrinks to miniature size. Once at First, we very much enjoyed the hike to Bachalspee lake, where we enjoyed a snack we... More

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Wotton-Under-Edge
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Significant distance in this Gondola and gets you up to a level that give sthe opportunity for some great walking - of all grades.

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Worcester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

As frequent visitors to Grindelwald, we take a trip on First EVERY time we visit. It never gets boring and the views are breathtaking, there's always something you see for the first time..! Make sure you choose a clear day, grab your camera and sit back and enjoy the ride! At the top there are plenty of walks/hikes to further... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It is one of our favorite places to go for lunch because of the spectacular view of the north face of the Eiger.

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The ride from Grindelwald to First is about 30 minutes, with two stops along the way. One can get off at any of the stops and hike around. The views from First are magnificent - but of course depend on the weather. Check the webcam at http://panocam.panomax.at/firstbahn to see the visibility from the top before going, as in our experience... More

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

As I got too lazy to walk (bummer!), I took the cable car ride which will cost quite a bit, but oh well, everything in Switzerland IS expensive! It was a 30 minute ride to reach the second station, and also, take note, it can get quite hot during the ride since it was summer and the ray will get... More

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Sioux City, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The gondola ride to the top of First Mtn is unlike any I have experienced. It was difficult to know where to look, as all the views were spectacular. There views from the top abound and are a photographers dream.

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