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First Flyer

atop the Grindelwald First Gondola, Grindelwald, Switzerland
033 828 77 11
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Ranked #13 of 19 attractions in Grindelwald
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Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Travelled for two hours from Wengen to do this, queued for 20 minutes and as we got to the front were turned away and told "too windy". Now i'm sure they know the risks and they can't control the weather so that's fair enough but getting further info like 'is this likely to be temporary' 'is it worth staying around... More

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Bodø, Norge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

An exciting way to see the alps if you're looking for some different kind of adventure. It's really fun, but the price is way too expensive for such a short time in the flyer. It took about one minute from the start til the end. All in all It's absolutely worth a visit when you once go on Mount First.

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Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The First Flyer is a nice way to experience the Swiss Alps in the air. Unless you own a special ticket, you pay 27 CHF for the ride as an adult. After reading and agreeing (signature) the security rules carefully, the staff will seat you in a harness and fastens the belts. Don't worry about your bag, they will look... More

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CA
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is our 10 year old son’s favorite experience of his life so far, and it ranks in my top 10. It begins with a quad zipline ride, and ends with an exhilarating and bucolic scooter ride into Grindelwald. I had to stop my trotti bike several times along the path to take photos, including scenes like solar panels on... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

My teen daughter asked to do this and I initially thought 'ho hum, a kiddy ride' but how wrong I was. This is an amazing experience from spectacular views of the mountains to the ascent by cable car, the descent on the First Flyer (which is an excellent zipline; long and fast!) then either a descent to the bottom station... More

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UK
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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

A great way to start a trip down First - try the First Flyer, then a hike to Bort and then trotti bike (scooters) back to Grindelwald!

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Long Melford, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This was sooooo much fun!! We travelled from Wengen to First early in the morning via the cable cars and paid for the ride when we got there. No queuing, the two ladies were excellent at explaining what to do and we managed to video the whole experience. Would have loved to have done it again but we had the... More

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Corte Madera, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We recently had the WORST customer service experience imaginable. We made a plan for our last day in Switzerland to travel from Wengen to the zip line attraction, First Flyer, high above Grindelwald. It took almost two hours by train to arrive at the ticket office. The woman at the bottom of the gondola sold us four tickets for the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

This is possibly one of the best ways to spend a day in Switzerland. For Sfr79 you travel from Grindelwald up to First by gondola. The views are stunning, especially from First. The restaurant at the top has loungers to relax on while you take in the breathtaking scenery. The First Flyer is great fun, with the right level of... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

If you happen to be in the area the First Flyer is an exciting alternative to way to get down the mountain faster than you can ski it - 50 mph or 84 kmh fast. There is a fee for this attraction but if you have a 7 day all area ski pass its free. There are some other discounts... More

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