General information about Gimmelwald and your accommodation, the Chalet "Anneli"
"Do you realize you're living in paradise?"
And in fact: Our guests could not have said it more precisely!
Gimmelwald is a small, sleepy and car-free mountain village at an altitude of 1400 m above sea-level. It is accessible only with the Schilthorn-cableway or by foot. Here you feel really a bit closer to heaven. On icy winter nights, while the snow crunches softly under your feet, the stars are so close you could practically touch them. After a full day on the ski slopes or an impressive hike through the silent winter wonderland, you're in the mood for a warm apple cider or spiced wine. Let yourself be enchanted by the native landscape, while skiing or hiking in the quiet winterworld.
In summer the strenuous hike to the top of the Schilthorn is rewarded with an incomparable 360°-panorama view. See the ibex, chamois, and groundhogs in their natural environment. Discover forays of wild flowers like gentian and edelweiss.
Travelling by car
Take the highway Bern, Thun, Interlaken, then direction Wilderswil, Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg. There is a big parking-place at the base-terminal of the Schilthorn cableway (subject to charges). There are transportation trolleys, which are taking your luggage free of charge up to Gimmelwald.
Travelling by public transports
Take the train to Interlaken, where you change the train to Lauterbrunnen. There is a local bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg which stops directly at the Schilthorn cableway.
The Schilthorn cableway is running daily from 5.55 a.m. every half an hour until 7.55 p.m. afterwards every hour until 23.45 p.m. This is just a general information, please check the official timetable. The first stopover departing from Stechelberg is Gimmelwald. The ride takes about 5 minutes. During the summer, holiday guests can profit from special summer-arrangements. For example the holiday pass, which entitles the rightful holder to as many journeys as desired on 6 consecutive days on all the transport facilities on the right, upper Lauterbrunnen valley. Distribution period: Mid-May to Mid-November.
Chalet "Anneli" is located a few walking minutes away from the Schilthorn cableway station in Gimmelwald. In case you know Gimmelwald already, you also might know, where the "mountain hostel" is located: Chalet Anneli is right opposite of the mountain hostel.
Shopping in Gimmelwald
Unfortunately there is no shop in Gimmelwald anymore.
In Mürren (5 minutes with the cableway or not quite an hour by foot), there are plenty of possibilities for shopping which covers largely your daily needs.
Please be aware of the opening hours of the shops in Switzerland: on saturday until 04.00 pm and closed on sundays. We therefore recommend you to buy the necessary food for the weekend at the latest in Wilderswil.
For an extensive shopping, Interlaken would be the right place.
Down in the valley, in Lauterbrunnen, there is a small open-air swimming pool. The beautiful and very clean lake of Thun invites you also for a refreshing bath and a good swim. Rainy weather does not refrain you from swimming, there is an indoor swimming pool in Mürren.
Sports and leisure acitivities
The sports centre in Mürren (the indoor swimming pool is located at the same place) offers plenty of sports activities, such as tennis courts, squash courts, fitness room, sauna etc. Gimmelwald is an ideal departure point for various hiking trips. A well-worth, but breath-taking hiking tour takes you up the top of the Schilthorn (2970 m above sea level) with its awe-inspiring 360º panorama. A meal or a refreshment in the first revolving mountain restaurant in the world is an unforgettable experience. In case you prefer the easier way: The cableway takes you up there as well.
Chalet "Anneli" has one living room and 2 bedrooms. The living-room is about 35 m2. The bedrooms are smaller and mainly for sleeping. There is a separate kitchen and a separate bath-room with shower and toilet. The floors are covered with carpets. The furniture is simple but functional.
The kitchen is well equipped with a fridge, a stove
and electrical oven. There is as well a coffee machine, a table-oven for your
raclette (typical Swiss meal with melted cheese and potatoes), steam cooker
etc. In plus, there are equipment's to bake a cake or other sweeties. There
is no dish washer, no microwave and no washing-machine. There is a radio, TV
(satellite) DVD and telephone in the living room.
The telephone number of the chalet is +41 33 855 23 70.
The huge balcony with morning sun invites you to have a pleasant breakfast with a splendid view towards the mountains facing the Chalet.
Including in the price are the bed linen and the kitchen towels. If requested, bath towels are available at extra charge (SFR 10.--/week/person).
Heating: oil heating. There is no open fire place.
The chalet is a wooden house. For safety reasons, we ask our guests to refrain from smoking.
Price per person/night: SFr 30.--, but at least SFR 80.-- per night. Additional costs: Single taking-over fee of SFr 60.--, health resort tax SFr 3.10 per person/night. Children from 6 - 16 years pay SFr 1.60 per night. Electricity according to your consumption: SFr -.30/KWh.
Special prices for guests who stay any longer than 21 days.
We do rent Chalet Anneli only on a weekly basis, i.e. from Saturday to Saturday.
If you are interested in renting the chalet, we need your exact postal address and, if possible, your fax number. We'll then establish the respective rental contract and fax or post it to your address. From this very moment on, the chalet is booked for you on a provisional basis. As soon as we receive the signed contract from your part, the reservation will be valid.
More information can be found under the following
Gimelwald/Switzerland, 17 Feb 2010