We are overjoyed fellow adventurers Danielle & Adrian from the travelogue The Trail of Crumbs – (think food, art, architecture, local culture and stories from the road) are contributing their heartwarming story on Grindelwald to MATM. Together, Danielle & Adrian constantly craft unique, personal and unforgettable travel experiences for themselves and their friends and have shared their expertise with Anthony Bourdain and his team on the Emmy award winning show, “No Reservations” and his travel guide themed show, “The Layover”. Enjoy their feature!
Winter is here and all I do is daydream of a very magical place. One of the most breathtaking places during this time of year is the Swiss village of Grindelwald. Tucked underneath the Eiger mountain and hugged by an entire family of surrounding protecting peaks…Grindelwald, my father’s hometown, is straight out of a crystal little snowglobe dream.
You can take a gondola or train in any and all directions, then ski down and over to various old chalet restaurants that serve house made bratwurst, rösti (a traditional swiss potato hash with various additions like local swiss cheese, bacon, or an egg), spätzle (delicious and buttery small swiss dumplings sometimes cooked with cheese and carmelized onions), homemade soups, raclette (melted raclette cheese over potatoes served with small pickles), fondue, salads with my favorite dressing, locally brewed beer and many other comforting Swiss specialties.
If you want to visit Grindelwald, we occasionally rent out our apartment. If you want to know more just contact us here.
“The Rubi Family apartment is a modern homage to one of Grindelwald’s famous mountain guides, Adolf Rubi. The apartment is filled with trophies, artwork, hand crafted Swiss antiques, historical artifacts and actual built-in furniture from the original Chalet Alpenblume, which sat on the same site. The current generation of Rubis has lovingly preserved the family collection and designed the apartment to embody the spirit of the old chalet. The wrap around balcony offers a majestic 270 degree vista of the entire range of mountains from the Wetterhorn in the east to Mannlichen in the west. When you stay at the Rubi apartment, Grindelwald’s history surrounds you on every wall, and the magnificent mountains are outside every window.”- Adrian