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three full days in Grindelwald - what to do

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three full days in Grindelwald - what to do

we arrive in Grindelwald on 7/7 and leave on 7/11. we have 3 full days to see sites. what are your suggestions? Best hikes, best sites, best restaurants.

large family traveling 13 people ages 20-55, and one at 78 years.

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1. Re: three full days in Grindelwald - what to do

Easy hikes:

1. From the top of the First gondola to the Bachalpsee.

2. Ride the Männlichen gondola up and walk the path to Kleine Scheidegg, with views of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau most of the way. Those who don't mind a short steep walk can ascend the Männlichen Gipfel (peak) before heading out on the path.

3. From the top of the Pfinstegg lift, walk out to Stieregg and a hut for lunch. Great close-up views of the glacier tumbling down the mountain across the valley.

More difficult hikes:

1. From the Bachalpsee, continue to the top of the Faulhorn; stop at the mountain hotel just below the summit for lunch or a beverage.

2. From the top of the First gondola, traverse aroune to Grosse Scheidegg; take the bust or walk back from there.

3. From Eigergletscher on the Jungfrau railway, follow the Eiger trail down to Alpiglen. You can catch a train or walk back from there.

4. Take the train to nearby Wilderswil and ride up to Schynige Platte. There is a lovely alpine garden for those who are interested, and some could end the excursion there, returning on the train. Those who are up for a long and beautiful hike can take the Panoramaweg along the top of the ridge back to the top of the First gondola (passing the Faulhorn on the way, so you could skip the Faulhorn hike if you do this one).

Dining:

Most of the good dining is in hotels. We like the deck at Hotel Bodmi, and the terrace behind Hotel Spinne, with lovely views up to the Eiger. Hotel Kirchbühl is supposed to have wonderful food, but we haven't eaten there.

For something more casual, Onkel Tom's Hütte, right on the main street, has very good pizza, fresh salads, and a nice wine list.

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