Gimmelwald

Gimmelwald is a picturesque and enchanting car-free village, on the mountainside between Stechelberg and Mürren, with access only by cable car or walking. It’s a great little village. Don’t confuse it with Grindelwald, which is a much larger village one valley away. Gimmelwald is sleepy, pleasant and beautiful. Not a lot goes on here, and that’s the way they like it. There’s a simple and popular hostel here for backpackers, a couple of small inns, and a lot of small family farms. I’d suggest spending half a day here looking around the area, but to stay somewhere else, like Mürren. Rick Steves has really put this place on the map, so expect to see a lot of Americans in the summer.