Grindelwald Station, Interlaken
Photo Source: Michael Booth

Grindelwald Station, Interlaken

5/10
UniquenessThe sunset watched here, how different is it from the others?
7/10
VisibilityIs the sunset likely to be seen from the location?
8/10
AccessibilityHow easy is it to get to the location? ("-" means the location cannot be revisited at will)
8/10
CrowdHow busy is the location? ("-" means the location has no public access or I was on the move)
7/10
OverallIs this location worth a sunset visit?

Grindelwald is a railway station in the village and municipality of Grindelwald in the Swiss canton of Bern. The station is the terminus of both the Berner Oberland Bahn (BOB), whose trains operate services to Interlaken Ost, and of the Wengernalpbahn (WAB), whose trains operate to Kleine Scheidegg via Grindelwald Grund. The BOB and WAB lines use different gauges, and there is no physical connection between them. However the trains operate from adjacent platforms within the same station. Trains of both lines enter the station from its western end. Counter-intuitively, the WAB commences its ascent to Kleine Scheidegg by descending steeply to Grindelwald Grund, where it reverses and commences its climb.

  • It is a nice station but nothing special about it.
  • Visibility to the sunset is fine in the early evening until the sun sinks behind the nearby mountains.
  • Visitors mostly come here by train. Post bus services connect Grindelwald station to other local places, including a service to Meiringen over the Grosse Scheidegg Pass, using a road closed to most other traffic.
  • Crowds arrive at the station to head to other locations, so the station itself can be very empty during its idle moment.
Grindelwald Station, Interlaken
Photo Source: The Sunset Blog

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