Swiss Snow Sculpture Festival Grindelwald 17th-22nd January 2022
Grindelwald In Winter
Grindelwald is a stunning mountain location in Switzerland Bernese Alps. It’s a very popular tourist destination in Summer, but it Winter under a blanket of snow it looks stunning. What’s more it has so much to offer, from skiing, tobogganing to snowshoeing, winter skiing, curling, night sledding and lots more. For the more adventurous there’s even ice climbing which involves pulling your body weight up a sheer vertical wall of ice using ice picks! Not for the faint hearted!
First Cliff Walk by Tissot at Grindelwald First
Other attractions you can find are the First Flyer zipline which is great fun and the First Cliff Walk by Tissot and both open in winter.
First Cliff Walk at Grindelwald First
Grindelwald Snow Sculpture Festival 17th-22nd January 2022
However, if your are visiting in Winter, one thing you really should visit is the World Snow Festival. This year will be the 39th year that Grindelwald plays host to the Festival and it’s a good opportunity to see how creative artists can be with ice and snow. International sculpture artists flock from all over the world to take part in this celebration of ice-cold art, and create sculptures out of metre-high blocks of snow. This year the festival takes place from 17th-22nd January 2022 and the theme is “Mountains”.
Illuminated Snow Sculptures Grindelwald
The World Snow Festival is one of Grindelwald’s most fascinating winter events and at night the sculptures look stunning as they are illuminated against a dark night sky. The festival began in 1983 when some Japanese artists created a gigantic Heidi sculpture out of snow and the pictures of it went viral. Since then the festival takes place every year in the village centre at the foot of the Eiger and artists compete to win the contest for the best sculpture.
The competing teams have their giant snow sculptures assessed according to the following criteria: topicality, originality, and skill. The public’s opinion is also taken into consideration in the voting process.
So why not visit the beautiful town of Grindelwald and see the snow sculptures for yourself? Whilst you’re there, do make sure to take advantage of some of the other attractions in this beautiful Winter Wonderland.
World Snow Festival Grindelwald Switzerland
When: 17th – 22nd January 2022
Where: In Grindelwald, Switzerland
Other Things To Do in Grindelwald: Visit the Grindelwald Tourism website here
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