Mom holding a baby standing in front of Grindelwald train Station

Best Day Trips From Grindelwald: How To Plan Them (2023)

Day trips from Grindelwald are a great way to explore multiple towns quickly. I am sharing a few must-visit places from Grindelwald and how to get there.

Exploring Grindelwald is truly a dream for travelers visiting the Swiss Alps. Known for its breathtaking landscapes and charming mountain village, Grindelwald has become a popular destination for outdoor adventure and relaxation.

While there’s plenty to experience within the town, venturing out on day trips from Grindelwald allows you to discover even more of what this stunning region offers. However, planning multiple-day trips could be overwhelming, so I wanted to assemble the list of trips we loved during our trip to Grindelwald.

From a scenic journey to the impressive Jungfraujoch mountain to a leisurely visit to the nearby towns of Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen, and Bern, there are countless opportunities to experience the best of Switzerland while staying in Grindelwald.

So get ready to explore the wonders that await you beyond Grindelwald’s boundaries.

Best Day Trips from Grindelwald

While staying in Grindelwald, you can enjoy fantastic day trips to nearby places such as Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, and Bern. These locations offer unique experiences and are not to be missed!


A day trip from Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch is not to be missed when staying in Grindelwald. The trip involves taking a train that will take approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes to reach the Jungfraujoch station.

The train ride offers stunning views of the Swiss Alps and passes through several picturesque villages.

Once you reach the Jungfraujoch station, you can explore the Top of Europe attractions, including the Ice Palace, Sphinx Observatory, and the Aletsch Glacier.

Combining a trip to Jungfraujoch and Grindelwald First in one day is also possible.


Interlaken is a picturesque town nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The scenic beauty of this place will leave you in awe.

You can take a train from Grindelwald to Interlaken, which will take around 30 minutes and cost 12-14 CHF one way, while Eurail Pass holders can get a 25% discount on the train ticket.

Explore the town’s lovely streets and indulge in shopping or outdoor activities. Don’t forget to try the delicious Swiss chocolates and cheese while you’re there!

strolling in switzerland streets with baby

Funky Chocolate Club – Getting a taste of Swiss chocolate is good. Getting a taste of Swiss chocolate you make yourself is even better. Check out this famous chocolate club if you are a chocolate enthusiast.

Lake Brienz: a beautiful lake with clear blue waters and opportunities for boating and swimming. We loved it here so much. I have never seen a lake this beautiful before.

Lake Brienz and the surrounding town captured by the drone

St. Beatus Caves: a natural cave system with underground lakes and waterfalls

Oberhofen Castle – If you are up for a visit to a magnificent park near a lake with a pretty cool castle, this is the place for you.


Lauterbrunnen, the valley of 72 waterfalls, is a must-visit destination in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The train journey from Grindelwald to Lauterbrunnen takes roughly 40 minutes.

The city is small and beautiful, with plenty of restaurants. There are two main attractions here. Staubbach Falls, visible from the village, and Schilhorn, also known as Piz Gloria, is a mountain top where James Bond 007 was filmed.  

Jungfraujoch: the highest railway station in Europe with panoramic views of the Alps

A couple standing holding hands in Lauterbrunnen watching the Staubbach Falls. One of the best Day Trips from Grindelwald.

Mürren or Wenger

Mürren is a small traditional Swiss alpine village perched high up in the mountains, accessible via cable car or train. From Grindelwald, you can easily reach Mürren by taking the train to Lauterbrunnen, followed by a cable car and another short train ride.

On your visit, stroll around the car-free village and enjoy the panoramic views of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains. If you are an adventure enthusiast, consider exploring some of the numerous hiking trails or even skiing in the winter season.

We visited Wengen. It was a 10-15 minute train ride with spectacular views over Lauterbrunnen. Wengen itself is also very pretty. We spent a couple of hours strolling around the town and enjoying our delicious afternoon snacks before returning to Lauterbrunnen. 

an outdoor table with some coffee, beer, and cakes overlooking Wengen's street and the mountains.


Bern is the capital city of Switzerland. It is a little over an hour’s drive from Grindelwald, but it was worth it. The old town is very charming. Bern is also known as the city of fountains because of how many beautiful fountains you can find here.

It also makes a pretty good trip on a rainy day. There are about  6 miles of arcades connecting different shops and restaurants. You can walk around all day, covered in the rain, and enjoy your day. Here are some top destinations in Bern for you to consider. 

Mom holding a kid playing in the fountain in the center of Bern Switzerland Main Street. Bern is One of the best Day trips from Grindelwald.

Zytglogge – is a landmark town located in the old town of Bern. While you are here, make sure to explore the old town. 

The Cathedral of Bern & Münsterplattform is another beautiful architectural work. Munster Plattform is a park located right next to it. You can stop by if you are looking for a place to relax for a few minutes. 

BarenPark – BarenPark is a park in the middle of Bern, located on the Aare River, where you can see three vast and healthy bears doing business. Unlike typical zoos you may be used to, these bears have plenty of space to roam around.

Rose Garden – a beautiful rose garden in Bern located near Baren Park. Not only do you get to see pretty flowers here, but you can also get a spectacular view of the city of Bern from above.

Woman with spreaded arms overlooking the city of Bern

There is also a restaurant where you can grab your lunch here. As a side note, if you start from Zytglogge or the Rose Garden and walk toward the other destination, you will see many top landmarks, beautiful buildings, rivers, fountains, and shops. It is easy to see much of what the old city offers without feeling lost. 

Red roses captured in the Rose Garden of Bern, Switzerland

Conclusion: Best Day Trips From Grindelwald

If you are staying in Grindelwald, remember there are some of the best and most convenient day trips you can take from Grindelwald. We loved and highly recommend visiting Jungfrau, Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, and Bern. I believe they were all worth the day trip visits!

I hope you have a great time. If you are still looking for a place to stay in Grindelwald, check out our exceptional hotel experience at the Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald.

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