Grindelwald Museum
Grindelwald Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Petermichaelw
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Excellent small muséum on Eiger climbing and local Swiss history. Although exhibits are understandably in German but there are videos which you can switch to English . The lady at the museum spoke English and was very helpful in answering our questions. This museum is well worth a visit for history of the Eiger and local Swiss history . The Brits were really the first mass tourists here in late 19th and early 20th century !!
Written 2 June 2024
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DonPedroTraveler
Don Pedro Island, Florida32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Couples
A very good small museum with a guide to the exhibits in English as well as a very helpful tablet (free) also in English. The Eiger exhibit was especially interesting as it has videos of Eiger climbers speaking about their treks up the mountain.
Written 20 September 2015
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Andrew W
Cupar, UK20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Well worth a visit, especially if you want a break from the piste. Lots of information about the village and being at the base of the Eiger, it gave the history of the assents of the mountain.
Written 8 February 2018
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Anealabhan
London, UK11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
This small community museum explains how Grindelwald has grown from an agricultural village to the mountaineering and skiing resort it has become today. Exhibits are mostly labelled in German but visitors are offered a tablet with an audio-visual guide in English. There are also many reference materials including hotel brochures from the earliest developments. I found the audio accounts of mountain climbing on the Eiger among the most interesting exhibits. But there is plenty of information about the rise of winter sports and moving accounts of the great fire that largely destroyed the village in 1892. Entry to the museum in 7 CHF for adults or 5 CHF with the Grindelwald resort card.
Written 21 September 2016
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golouis99
Jerusalem, Israel596 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
Adjacent to church near end of main road of Grindelwald, entrance is 7 francs but only 5 francs per adult for those staying in Grindelwald hotels on producing a Grindelwald guestcard. All the exhibits are about the history of climbing Eiger and the development of the village and are labelled in German, but you can receive a tablet with explanations in English. Remember to ask at the reception. We didn't know about this option and the lady at reception to whom we pointed out we didn't understand German stupidly didn't tell us about the option.
Written 5 July 2015
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Abi V
Bern, Switzerland4,148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Solo
Excellent. Contiguous to village church. The entrance is on the first floor, (entrance fee for a child CHF 2 / adult CHF 7).
What I found good: Themes and exhibits for his-and-hers, as well as for children. Small-scale museum, you will never get bored. You will feel, there's a lot of passion in it.
Heart-warming exhibits of everyday life. Happy memories of your childhood may arise.
All in all: Very enthralling. Must go.
Written 17 June 2015
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Wendy
Saint Charles, IL76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
A chronology of climbers and local history, this is a fun quick tour, currently open only from 3 to 5 pm on certain days. Bring your hotel discount coupon for discounted entry
Written 11 February 2020
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L_Fenton
Worcester, UK124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017
The Museum is housed in a lovely building dating back to the nineteenth century. There are no English information panels but you can have an audio guide that is in English, this covers most of the rooms. There is a poignant room that presents the tragedy faced by many whose attempts to climb the mountains was unsuccessful, audios are available in English. The staff are very welcoming and friendly. The opening hours are very limited so do check before you visit.
Written 7 February 2017
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Andy G
Portsmouth, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017
A well worthwhile visit to this small museum that charts the history and characters of Grindelwald. Spread over 3 floors in a building just next to the church, the lady on duty when I visited was very helpful and welcoming. It contains an interesting section on the north face of the Eiger, some working models such as a cable car (that children would like) and lots of different types and styles of skis! Give yourself about 90 minutes to cover all areas of the museum.
Written 31 January 2017
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moosem2011
Tamworth, Australia53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
My 10 year old daughter and I loved the museum. We don't speak German but were provided with a free tablet with an excellent audio tour which we thoroughly enjoyed. It' fantastic to visit these local gems which are run and managed by volunteers who are obviously passionate about their beautiful village. The adjoining cemetery shouldn't be missed. We visited at the start of summer as all the graves were being planted with beautiful annuals. It was so lovely to see the ornately engraved headstones and such a strong sense of community. This was a hidden gem of our 4 week holiday in Europe. Thank you to the lovely man who missed his bus home because he didn't want to close the museum while we were there.
Written 13 June 2016
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