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Faulhorn, Grindelwald

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Hike to the rounded peak of Faulhorn and admire the rugged scenery of the snowcapped Bernese Alps. Several trails wind their way to the 2,681 m (8,796 ft) summit. At the top, take in sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Thurne below. Stop in the well-known hotel at the summit, where you can reward yourself with a fortifying meal. The ascent requires a decent level of fitness, but the well-preserved trail won't present any great challenge to experienced hikers. With our online itinerary creator, Grindelwald attractions like Faulhorn can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We visited the Faulhorn in Feb 2016 to do the Big Pub Fitz world's longest sled run down to Grindelwald. We took the cable car up to the First lift station and then rented a sled. From there we hiked ...  more »
  • One of the magic places in Switzerland. Easy to reach also in Winter, when you take the cableway from Grindelwald to First and then walk the very nice path up from there. It will take 2-3h depending o...  more »
  • Short but very steep climb to the top. At the peak the view should have been great but it was very cloudy so we could not appreciate the view. its very recommanded on a clear day. on the top there is ...  more »

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In the resort town of Grindelwald, the main street is dotted with mid-range hotels where you can rest after a long day of skiing and shopping. For ease of convenience, opt to stay closer to the city's one train station. Wander a bit off the main road to find a handful of hostels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts--though be warned that their rates are similar to the hotels in town. If you feel so inclined, indulge at one of the upscale hotels for a luxurious stay in this glacier town.
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