Swiss Snow Sculpture Festival Grindelwald
Grindelwald In Winter
Grindelwald is a fabulous mountain location in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. 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 many activities to offer. You can choose 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!
Other Attractions in Grindelwald in Winter
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 are usually open in winter. The First Cliff Walk is situated in the mountain location called First in the Bernese Alps.
First Cliff Walk at Grindelwald First
Grindelwald Snow Sculpture Festival
Last year’s festival was cancelled due to the lack of ice and snow a decision was made to postpone until 2024.
Grindelwald Snow Sculpture Festival 15th – 20th January 2024
The festival is scheduled to be back on 15th – 20th January 2024 and will celebrate its 40th anniversary with the motto “tradition”. 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.
Illuminated Snow Sculptures Grindelwald
The World Snow Festival is usually 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: 15th – 20th January 2024
Where: In Grindelwald, Switzerland
Other Things To Do in Grindelwald: Visit the Grindelwald Tourism website here
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