The towering peaks of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, smile down on Grindelwald. Inviting trails through crisp Alpine air, nodding flowers, snow capped mountains in the backdrop, fresh cheese and warm, baked potatoes make you wonder if you slipped into a Heidi novel. This is Switzerland. And walking through the mountains is one way of etching the moments firmly on to your memory cells.
Pick your hiking gear, and follow the trails. Slow down to 4 kmph. Someone said, “man has no time to stand and stare”. Stare all you want, as time seems to stand still here. Pass through valleys and gentle slopes; prick your ears as you hear the far away tinkling of cows grazing in the meadows. You could walk up to a specific destination and take the train that chugs up to Jungfrau Joch as well.
Grindelwald offers many hiking trails ranging from easy to moderate. Walk up to Kleine Scheidegg for spectacular views on the north side of the Eiger Mountain. The lakes of Brienz and Thun shimmer in the golden sun below. Witness 1,000-year-old larch trees, exotic varieties of flowers, and take in the peace that blankets the region. Reach Murren, a cosy little village, famous for its revolving restaurant. Load up on fresh seasonal produce of cheese, fresh berries and fondue. And don’t forget to treat yourself to the most indulgent and sinful chocolates!