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Gondola Round-Trip Tickets from Grindelwald Village to Grindelwald First

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  • Enjoy a convenient cable car ride up to Switzerland's Mt. First, a popular hiking area.
  • Depart from your station of choice towards Mt. First- on your way up, you'll be surrounded by grand views of Bernese Oberland and Eiger's north wall.
  • Once at Mt. First, partake in your choice of activities. Upgrade for round-trip transfers back to Grindelwald Village.
  • The Cliff Walk tests your skill and patience all at once as you walk along a 40-meter one-rope suspension bridge.
  • Trekking lovers ought to take on the many trekking trails available, like Lake Bachalp and Pearl of the Alps.

Inclusions

  • Gondola ride from Grindelwald BGF Station to Mt. First, and back

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  • Hotel transfers
  • Tip: For all the adventure lovers, don't leave without trying the First Glider, First Flyer, First Bagjump, First Mountain Cart, Trottibike Scooter, and more!
  • Make sure you have your camera ready, as the 25-minute gondola ride provides breathtaking panoramas of the Swiss Alps.
  • Please wear warm clothing as temperatures can drop down to low levels here.
  • As a wheelchair user, it is possible either to get to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe with the Wengernalpbahn or with the 3S-Bahn Eiger Express from Grindelwald Terminal (via Eigergletscher).
  • For a group (3 or more people in a wheelchair), pre-registration is essential. Per group max. 10 participants possible (max. 3 wheelchairs per composition). A seat reservation is not necessary. When you leave the train station, please let the clerk know so that when you change trains on Kleine Scheidegg or on the Eiger Glacier, staff are available.
  • Jungfraujoch is also wheelchair accessible. Entrance to the Ice Palace is equipped with a wheelchair stairlift.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Grindelwald First - Top Adventure from Lucerne

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  • Meet your multilingual tour guide and enjoy a lovely morning drive to the Bernese Oberland, with views of five mountain lakes along the way.
  • Stop for a picture stop at Interlaken before heading to the charming mountain resort of Grindelwald.
  • Ride the cable car and ascend to Mt. First, where you can brave the First Cliff Walk by Tissot - a 40-meter-long, one-rope suspension bridge.
  • Treat yourself to a bite to eat at the sun terrace of the Berggasthaus First restaurant.
  • Located nearby is one of Switzerland's most thrilling attractions: The First Flyer.

Inclusions

  • Partly guided tour by an expert multilingual guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable coach
  • Ascent by aerial cable car to Mt. First
  • Train from Grindelwald - Interlaken

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  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Zürich: Day Trip to Grindelwald & Interlaken

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  • Travel to the idyllic Bernese Oberland as well as the crisp snow-covered mountain tops of the Jungfrau region on this tour.
  • Start with a scenic journey to Interlaken, the heart of the Jungfrau region. Get a brief orientation from your friendly guide and continue onwards to Grindelwald.
  • Along the way, enjoy the stunning views of the impressive mountains surrounding you, including the iconic triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau.
  • In your leisure time, hop on a cable car to the sunny terrace of Mt. First, and try the 40-meter-long Cliff Walk by Tissot.
  • At Interlaken, browse through everything from regional produce to precious jewelry and watches, and shop to your heart's content.
  • Alternatively, head over to Interlaken's home mountain, the Harder Kulm. Ride the funicular to the top, bask in the splendid views of the surrounding areas, and breathe in the fresh mountain air.

Inclusions

  • Day trip to Grindelwald and Interlaken
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Round-trip transfers from Zürich by comfortable coach
  • Train ticket from Grindelwald to Interlaken

Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • A guided coach tour from Zurich to Interlaken.
  • Continue towards Grindelwald.
  • Free time to go on a cable car ride to Mt. First or try the 40-meter-long Cliff Walk by Tissot.
  • Take the public train (unescorted) back to Interlaken.
  • Go shopping or take the funicular to Harder Klum.
  • In the late afternoon, meet your coach and guide to make the return journey to Zurich.
  • Tip: During summers, you can also try a trotti-bike ride and go speeding downhill at Grindelwald.
  • The stay in Grindelwald and the train ride to Interlaken are unguided. For this part, you will receive schedules and detailed written information.
  • This tour is not wheelchair-accessible. It is, however, stroller accessible.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Grindelwald-First is an adventure park located atop the First Mountain in Grindelwald village. Located in the Bernese Oberland region amidst the Swiss Alps, it is not only an exciting family holiday destination with fun-filled activities but also the offers clear views of the Jungfrau mountain peak.

Visitors who travel to Jungfraujoch often make a stop at Grindelwald-First to enjoy its snow activities like the First Flyer or the Cliff Walk. The Bort Alpine Playground guarantees adventure and fun for the little children as well.

Quick facts about Grindelwald-First

Official Name: Grindelwald-First
Address: 3818 Grindelwald, Switzerland
No: of visitors per year: 500,000 +
Function: Tourist destination known for winter adventure and sports

Why visit Grindelwald-First?

Jungfraujoch Grindelwald First
  • Ski down pristine slopes: Grindelwald-First boasts over 50 kilometers of varied ski runs, catering to all levels, from gentle beginner slopes to heart-pounding black runs.
  • Build a snowman family: Embrace the child within and have a snowball fight, go sledding, or simply bask in the magical atmosphere of a winter wonderland.
  • Experience Alpine traditions: Witness cheesemaking demonstrations, attend a folklore show, or join in on a festive celebration.
  • Adventure Park: Let your little ones loose in the Bort playground, featuring rope bridges, slides and climbing walls, while you soak up the sunshine on a nearby deck chair.

Grindelwald-First activities and things to do

Jungfraujoch Grindelwald First Cable Car

Cable Car

The First Railway takes you on a gondola ride that offers scenic views of the magnificent mountain village of Grindelwald. Enjoy the visual treat as you go up a mountain in a cable car, with green pastures below, blue skies above and snow-capped mountains around.

Jungfraujoch Grindelwald First - First Glider

First Glider

Spread your arms and experience flying like an eagle at an altitude of over 2,000 meters with the First Glider. The ride takes up to four people on a 15-minute long gliding flight over the mountainous landscapes at a speed of 72 - 83 km/hr.

Jungfraujoch Grindelwald First Mountain Cart

Mountain Cart

‘Sledging on wheels’ is the idea behind Gridelwald’s First Mountain Cart. This all-terrain mountain rider is the perfect combination of a go-kart and a sled. It is specially designed with a low center of gravity to ensure the rider’s safety and comfort, along the 3 Km natural road from Schreckfeld to Bort.

Jungfraujoch Grindelwald First - First Flyer

First Flyer

First Flyer, a variant of the Flying Fox, is a seated zipline that goes from First to Shreckfeld. The 800-meter-long cable ride lets you safely, comfortably, and freely whiz away at a speed of 84 km/hr. You can feel the wind and enjoy the breathtaking views as you fly your way down.

Jungfraujoch Grindelwald First Trottibike Scooter

Trottibike Scooter

As the name suggests, the Trottibike Scooter is a cross between a scooter and a bike, that gives you the best experiences of both worlds. Just step onto the footboard and roll along from Bort to Grindelwald, enjoying the views of the meadows and farmhouses. The attraction also offers Mini-Trottibikes for children.

Jungfraujoch Grindelwald First Lake Bachalpsee

Lake Bachalpsee

Lake Bachalpsee, known as the ‘Blue Jewel of the Alps’ is less than an hour’s trek away from the First mountain station. The trek is well worth it, as the reflections of Schreckhorn painted on the waters of the lake is a sight no photo can truly capture in all its beauty.

Jungfraujoch Grindelwald First Bike Tour To Grindelwald

Bike Tour To Grindelwald

Admire the beautiful landscape of the Alps as you ride on a bike from First to Grindelwald. Experience riding down an altitude of around 1,100 meters, along a variety of different terrains, stopping as you please to smell the flowers. A train and a gondola can help you and your bike get to the starting point on top, respectively.

Jungfraujoch Grindelwald First Bort Alpine Playground

Bort Alpine Playground

Amidst the high mountains, is a fun play area for the tiny tots. The Bort Alpine Playground is designed to be a little adventure for kids, complete with slides, swings, nets, ropes, rockers, and climbers. The 700-square-meter park also features a mountain stream.

Jungfraujoch Grindelwald First Cliff Walk By Tissot

Cliff Walk By Tissot

The perfect adventure for adrenaline seekers at Grindelwald comes in the form of a cliff walk at a height of almost 2,200 meters. Walk on a 40-meter-long, one-rope suspension bridge and stand on a cantilevered platform amidst the stunning alpine landscape, for a feeling like no other. The surrounding forests, snow-covered mountains, and waterfall are sure to keep you mesmerized through the walk.

Plan your visit to Grindelwald-First

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December 16, 2023 to April 1, 2024

The Grindelwald-First cable cars operate as follows:

In Summer: 8 AM to 6 PM

In Winter: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Address: 3818 Grindelwald, Switzerland

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Grindelwald-First is located atop the mountain, just north of Grindelwald. It is the third cable car station from Grindelwald village, after Bort and Schreckfeld.

Getting there

By train: You can reach Grindelwald main station by the Bernese Oberland Railway, and then walk along Dorfsrasse to the valley station to take the cable car to Grindelwald-First.
By cable car: At Grindelwald, you can get a First Railway cable car from the valley station in the upper village center, to reach Grindelwald-First. The cable car ride takes almost 25 minutes to reach.

  • Do look into the height and weight restrictions on certain rides before planning.
  • If planning to try the First Glider, do it in the morning when the crowd is low, as the popular attraction can soon get crowded.
  • You may need to use a decongestant nasal spray before the descent to avoid nasal irritation.
  • It is advised to wear sunglasses when visiting Grindelwald-First, as the glare from the snow can be very harmful.
  • Wheel-chair accessible cabins on the gondolas
  • Several restrooms throughout the area are wheelchair-accessible and equipped with grab bars.
  • A limited number of parking spaces close to the gondola station are reserved for disabled visitors.
  • Manual wheelchairs and specialized strollers can be rented upon request.

However, not all attractions and trails are fully accessible. Some paths may be steep or uneven, and the Cliff Walk, for example, is not suitable for wheelchair users. It's always helpful to inform Grindelwald First about your specific needs in advance to ensure they can best accommodate you.

Additional information about Grindelwald-First

Grindelwald was initially an isolated alpine farming village before it developed into the world-famous ski village that it is today. One of the major developments that boosted tourism in the region was the opening of the Bernese Oberland Railway in the year 1890. This brought in people from Jungfraujoch and other neighboring terrains. In September 2015, the First Cliff Walk presented by Tissot was inaugurated at Grindelwald-First. It was the first of the many attractions that opened on-site, bringing in multitudes of visitors from the globe.

Frequently asked questions about Grindelwald-First activities

What is Grindelwald-First?

Grindelwald-First is an adventure park located atop the First Mountain in the village of Grindelwald. It is an exciting family holiday destination with fun-filled adventure activities for people of all ages.

Where is Grindelwald-First located?

Grindelwald-First is located atop the mountain, just north of Grindelwald. It is the third cable car station from Grindelwald village, after Bort and Schreckfeld.

What Grindelwald-First activities can I participate in?

You can choose from a range of activities like snowboarding, skiing, tobogganing, going on the Cliff Walk and more.

Is parking available at Grindelwald-First?

The only way to access Grindelwald-First is by cable car from the Grindelwald valley station. You can park your car at the valley station.

How can I get discounted tickets to Grindelwald-First?

Children between the ages of 6 and 15 can get discounted tickets to Grindelwald-First. Visitors with an SBB GA or Swiss Travel Pass can also avail of a discount on tickets.

Is Grindelwald-First wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Grindelwald-First is wheelchair accessible via a chair lift. Attractions such as the First Cable Car, and Bort Alpine Playground can be explored in a wheelchair.