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Grindelwald is the third main Apline centre, after Zermatt and Chamonix.  It offers lush valleys and some of the world's most famous peaks, together with Switzerland's usual creature comforts. A picture of the Eiger, Grindelwald's most famous mountain, above the cloud line.  The famous Eiger-Monch-Jungfrau triumvirate. Most visitors arrive at Grindelwald on the relentlessly efficient Swiss railway. The view from the railway station isn't bad! The lush green Grindelwald valley, taken from Wengernalpbahn (© Andrew Bossi, CC BY-SA 2.5). Pretty chalets in the Grindelwald valley (© Simon Aughton, CC-ASA-2.0 Generic). But beware: Grindelwald is also notorious for its rain.  The Kleine Scheidegg is a small settlement at 2061 metres, reached by a 4 hour hike or 30 minute train ride from Grindelwald.  The Jungfraubahn departs from the Kleine Scheidegg for the Jungfraujoch (© Norbert Aepli, CC BY 3.0).  The 9.3 kilometre journey takes about 50 minutes.  Initially passing through lush pastures (© Norbert Aepli, CC BY 3.0).  And then entering tunnels blasted into the Eiger's north face.  The journey includes short stops at Eigerwand and Eismeer. ... from which passengers can take in stunning views through observation windows. The Jungfraujoch is the final stop, at 3454 metres.  Visitors can take in the views, especially from the Sphinx observatory. A picture of the Sphinx Observatory taken from the air (© Julius Silver, CC BY-ASA 3.0). You could also visit the Jungfraujoch's ice palace, a 1000 square metre igloo (© Gurkan Sengun, CC BY-SA 3.0).  And walk along pre-prepared snow trails.  As this picture shows, visitors should keep to the trails to avoid crevasses (© Earth explorer, CC BY-SA 3.0). Grindelwald also offers a number of hiking trails, the most famous of which is the Faulhornweg. The Faulhornweg leads to a beautiful alpine lake at Bachsee (2265 metres). Another picture of the Bachsee lake.  Grindelwald's other walks include the Kleine Scheidegg, which passes underneath the north face of the Eiger. The north face of the 3970 metre Eiger.  Grindelwald's third famous walk is to the Grosse Scheidegg (© Tinelot Wittermans, CC BY-SA 3.0).  Climbers on the Jungfrau (4158 metres).  The 4107 metre Monch, found between the Jungfrau to the west and Eiger to the east.  The Aletsch Glacier, the largest glacier in the Alps, as seen from the Jungfraujoch.  Skiing in Grindelwald (© Marco Mayer, CC BY-SA 3.0).  Grindelwald from the Kleine Scheidegg in winter (© Albinfo, CC BY-SA 3.0). Grindelwald's main street at dusk (© Michael Ng, CC BY-SA 3.0).  A final picture of the Grindelwald valley.