Hotel Bergwelt Grindelwald –
Fabulous Modern Design and Style in the Alps
There’s a new hotel complex in Grindelwald which only opened on 11th June 2021. Called Bergwelt Grindelwald it is a design hotel in the Jungfrau Region of Switzerland and we were lucky enough to visit the hotel and experience it for NewInZurich readers.
What is Bergwelt Grindelwald ?
Bergwelt Grindelwald is not just one hotel but a whole development consisting of a brand new design hotel, close to the Hotel Pinte (an historic Grindelwald which has been completely refurbished) along with chalets which you can rent or buy. This mountain hotel combines traditional materials like wood and stone with modern design and style. The whole area has been tastefully laid out to blend in with the alpine surroundings and the views are absolutely mesmerising. We visited in June but there is so much to do here any time of year.
Grindelwald, is one of the oldest and most famous mountain tourism destinations in Switzerland. Lying at the foot of the Eiger and its famous north face, the mountain village is surrounded by the Mönch, Wetterhorn, Fiescherwand, Faulhorn and Jungfrau mountains.
Tourism began here in the late 18th Century and in 1820 the first hotel “Schwarzer Adler” was opened. Beloved of the British and of ski enthusiasts in general, there is lots more than skiing to be enjoyed here. In addition to extensive hiking opportunities there is also a wealth of other activities to be had. It is just a short walk to the lift to the Grindelwald First where there is everything from zip wires to mountain carts to trotti bikes to keep you busy. And of course, there’s the First Cliff Walk by Tissot with its fabulous views too. Another sightseeing highlight within easy access is the Jungfraujoch and the Aletscher Glacier.
Bergwelt Grindelwald Design
The hotel is a luxurious mountain hotel with urban style and modern design. The use of stone and wood is abundant and fits in with the alpine location. It makes for a modern but cosy feel and the facilities including the spa and sauna area are beautiful.
Restaurants and Dining
There’s a range of choices for dining. On the first evening we dined at the nearby Hotel Pinte Restaurant which serves typical mountain food. Think lots of Swiss comfort food in an original building which has been updated to keep all of its mountain character.
However, the second day we enjoyed eating at the stylish on-site restaurant BG’s Grill which is led by head chef Marcus G. Lindner and his team.
Here you will find delicious modern cuisine as well as very creative dishes offering a fusion of the alpine and the international traditions.
For lunch we ate out on the terrace of BG and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine and alpine views.
Breakfast is taken in the same location and offers lots of choice of both hot and cold dishes and can be enjoyed either inside or on the terrace
Fire and Ice Spa
One of the highlights in the hotel for me was the Fire & Ice Spa and its wellness facilities. In addition to the beautiful indoor pool, there is an outdoor Jacuzzi and a variety of saunas and steam baths.
You can also simply relax and chill in the spacious facilities and there is a whole menu of treatments and massages to choose from.
We stayed in Room 308 which which was a standard double. It was modern and comfortable with a gorgeous balcony overlooking the mountains.
It was not huge but it was well designed so that everything was to hand and no space was wasted. Complete with TV, wireless, wireless phone charger, Nespresso coffee machine, a little mini bar and an amazingly comfortable bed, we really enjoyed our stay. The modern bathroom was equipped with a lovely large shower.
The location of the Bergwelt Gindelwelt is superb and we really enjoyed our stay. The hotel is situated right in the village with easy access to the mountains and to wonderful attractions like the Jungfraujoch and Grindelwald First. We went in early Summer but I can imagine it would be the perfect place for a ski holiday too. If you’re interested in finding out more, please see the hotel’s contact details below.
How to get there
It takes just over 2 hours from Zurich to drive to Grindelwald.