When it comes to natural beauty, the village of Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland area of Switzerland takes the cake. This pretty town is surrounded by mountain royalty, including the Eiger north face and the Wetterhorn, not to mention the incredible Jungfrau. The mountains attract many hikers and climbers in summer, and in winter, skiers and snowboarders abound.
A highlight of any visit to Grindelwald is to ride the cog-wheel railway up to the Jungfraujoch, with two stops in the tunnel along the way for remarkable views of the north wall of the Eiger. At the top, enjoy spectacular views extending from the Aletsch Glacier to the Jungfrau, visit the Ice Palace, Ice Gateway, the Sphinx viewing terrace or go dog sledding. To make the most of your mountain experience, stay in a mountain hut such as the Berghaus Bort, which offers spectacular views and incredible food, as well as giving easy access to the walking trails of the mountains or the ski resorts.