By AAA Travel Editor Michelle Palmer
June 02, 2022
Bernese Oberland is an incredible region of Switzerland and contains stunning natural wonders. Visitors can have unforgettable experiences and adventures, and among the many wonderful places to go in the Bernese Oberland is the village of Grindelwald.
The village is located in the Bernese Alps and offers the typical winter activities of skiing and sledding. Everywhere you turn, there are snowcapped mountains in the background. However, there are many other things to do in Grindelwald; you can take trains and cable car rides to the top of mountains, zipline down a mountainside and hike on trails. In the summer months, blooming wildflowers decorate the lush green fields.
Cinema buffs may recognize Grindelwald from James Bond and Star Wars. Scenes from the 1969 James Bond film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" were filmed at Schilthorn, reachable via a cable car ride. Meanwhile, the snowy Alpine mountain peaks are the same as those in Alderaan, Princess Leia's homeworld, in "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith."