Travelling to Grindelwald
You reach Grindelwald by regular public transport services from all the major airports in Switzerland; the journey time from Zurich Airport and Basel EuroAirport is approximately 3 hours, from Geneva Airport it is slightly longer. You will need to change trains, but the connections are efficient and easily made. The SBB website in Switzerland provides the train details and timings to reach Grindelwald. You change trains at Interlaken for the mountain train to Grindelwald village. Directions and timings by car can be found using Google Maps.
The Eiger village of Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland lies embedded in a welcoming and green valley, surrounded by a commanding mountain landscape with the Eiger north face and the Wetterhorn. Thanks to its magnificent vista and the glacier which once reached right into the basin, Grindelwald attracted its first guests from the end of the 18th century onwards. The first ascent of the Eiger, the most difficult of Alpine mountains took place in 1858 (the north face only in 1938). Road and railway construction made Grindelwald much more accessible towards the end of the 19th century. The first cableway in the Alps was built here in 1908 on the Wetterhorn. And in 1912, a railway reached the Jungfraujoch via Kleine Scheidegg; today the «Top of Europe» still remains Europe’s highest railway station and a world-renowned excursion destination within permanent snow and ice.
The Hotel Sunstar is in a quiet yet central location in Grindelwald, a ten-minute walk from the train station or reached in 2 minutes by local buses. It has beautiful, unspoilt panoramic views of the famous North Face of the Eiger and the Wetterhorn and stands opposite the First-Bahn cable cars. The conference will take place both in the Kongresssaal building, which is located next to the Hotel Sunstar, and at the hotel itself using the panoramic terrace overlooking the Eiger.