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Alpiglen

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Address: Grindelwald, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 33 853 11 30
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A great stop for hikers on the Via Alpina

We three stopped here overnight on our trek across Switzerland on the Via Alpina. After the touristy crowds and ridiculous prices at Kleine Scheidegg, Alpiglen was a welcome... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2013
Rehoboth5
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Helena, Montana
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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

We three stopped here overnight on our trek across Switzerland on the Via Alpina. After the touristy crowds and ridiculous prices at Kleine Scheidegg, Alpiglen was a welcome respite. It is located on its own, just below the North Face of the Eiger. Views in all directions are world-class. Meals are excellent, as well our rooms. We were welcomed warmly... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

We love hiking to this little restaurant/hotel; then we sit, have a rosti and beer, sometimes read a book, talk to other hikers coming in and, then usually, catch the train about 100 yards away back to our Grindelwald base

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

Worth a detour for the apple fritters. Doughnut sized dumplings containing a whole apple. Sold as 3 or 7. Three are enough for one person.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

After a long, hot hike we stopped here for a treat and a drink. I had ice cream and was expecting three scoops plopped in to a bowl. Boy was I wrong. I had three of the best tasting flavours of ice cream I've ever had (try the pistachio) in a large bowl, surrounded by whipped cream and topped with... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

Take the train to Alpiglen which is the start (if acsending) of the Eiger trail. If you are not intending that walk still a good place to see the Eiger from, with a hostelry nearby.

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Philly Burbs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Sure, you could be a wimp and start at Eigergletscher Station and walk down to Alpiglen, but why do the easy way when you could start here? Super cute station, and well marked signs to the trail. Have fun on the trail!

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Cumbria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

We walked from Alpiglen down to Grindelwald and from Kleine Scheidegg to Alpiglen and both were wonderful walks through meadows of the most beautiful alpine flowers imaginable. The views were amazing and the alpine cows are extremely friendly!!

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Wembury
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

Not an exciting place but a good end/start for a walk. There is a frequent train service but not much else

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013

You can toboggan from Kleine Scheidegg to Alpiglen but the best run is from Alpiglen to Brandegg. You have a choice of routes - steep or easy

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2012

The sledging runs at Alpiglen were top notch. Nothing like the sled runs back in Australia, they were dangerous in how fun they were. The "Eiger run" as it's called was heaps of fun, not for the faint hearted or for someone with hip, knee or back problems. For teens and kids it's great fun, and you can get an... More 

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