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Unleash Your Inner Adventurer: Take a Ride on First Flyer Grindelwald

What is First Flyer Grindelwald?

First Flyer Grindelwald is a thrilling zip line in the Swiss Alps that lets you fly over mountains at speeds up to 84 km/h. The zip line features four cables, including the longest cable that is over 800 meters long. Visitors are seated in a harness and enjoy the breathtaking views of the mountains and valleys below while soaring blissfully. The experience is a fan-favorite among all ages and is open from May to October, weather permitting.

What’s Special about First Flyer Grindelwald?

  1. Thrill: If you're looking for an adrenaline rush, the First Flyer ride is sure to deliver. You'll soar through the air at speeds of up to 84 km/h, amidst stunning scenery. 
  2. Views: Take in the beauty of snow-capped peaks of the Swiss Alps, including the famous Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains.
  3. Adventure: After the zipline, try your hand at bungee jumping, rope courses, and mountain biking.
  4. Family fun: It is a great activity for families with kids as young as 10 years old, and would be a highlight of your family vacation.
  5. Accessibility: Hop on the cable car in Grindelwald for a short and impressive ride up to the First Flyer!

Planning Your Visit to First Flyer Grindelwald

Opening Hours

General Timings (17.12.22 - 05.11.23): 11 AM - 4 PM (Everyday)

Best Time to Visit
Winter sports enthusiasts should visit from December to March when the slopes are open and there is ample snow. Grindelwald-First has skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and tobogganing. For those who enjoy hiking and biking, visit from June to September for warm weather and open trails. You can also enjoy paragliding, ziplining, and other outdoor activities during this time.

First Flyer Grindelwald is located in the Grindelwald-First area in the Swiss Alps. 

Address: First Flieger, Bergstation Firstbahn, 3818 Grindelwald, Switzerland
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Getting There

  • By Train: Take a train to Grindelwald Grund station, 4 km from Grindelwald-First station. From there, you can take a bus, taxi, or walk to the gondola station.
  • By Car: Take the A8 motorway and exit for Wilderswil, following the signs to Grindelwald. Several public car parks are available from where you can take a bus, taxi, or walk to the gondola station.
  • By Bus: Take a route connecting Grindelwald to nearby towns and cities and get off at "Grindelwald Firstbahn" stop near the Grindelwald-First station. From there, take a short walk to the gondola station.
  • Age, Height, & Weight Restrictions: The minimum age for the First Flyer is 10 years old, minimum height is 130 cm, and the maximum weight limit is 125 kg. The operator may ask for identification to verify age.
  • Safety Equipment: All visitors are required to wear a helmet and harness provided by First Flyer Grindelwald.
  • Health Conditions: Visitors with heart or back problems, epilepsy, or any medical condition that could be aggravated by sudden movements should not participate in the ride.
  • Behavior: Visitors must follow the instructions of the operator and respect the safety rules. Running, jumping, or any other dangerous behavior is prohibited.
  • Prohibitions: Visitors are not allowed to bring food, drinks, or any glass objects onto the ride. Smoking and the use of electronic devices are also prohibited.
  • Weather Conditions: The First Flyer Grindelwald may be closed or stopped in case of unfavorable weather conditions such as high winds, heavy rain, or thunderstorms.

First Flyer Grindelwald Highlights

Zip Line Ride

The prime attraction of First Flyer Grindelwald is the zip line ride, where visitors fly through the incredible Swiss Alps at high speeds while taking in gorgeous views of the surrounding scenery.

Suspension Bridge

Another unique and exciting way to experience the Swiss Alps. It is 107 meters long and suspended over a deep gorge, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

Winter Sports

Hit the slopes and experience the winter wonderland of the Swiss Alps! From skiing to tobogganing, there's something for every snow enthusiast looking for an outdoor adventure.

Gondola Ride

he gondola ride to First Flyer Grindelwald is the perfect preview of the awaiting adventure. Soar to new heights and witness the jaw-dropping beauty of the Swiss Alps.

History of First Flyer Grindelwald

First Flyer Grindelwald was opened in 2009 as part of the First Cliff Walk by Tissot attraction. The idea for the attraction came from a desire to create an innovative and exciting way to experience the natural beauty of the Swiss Alps. 

The project was a collaboration between Jungfrau Railways, Tissot, and a team of engineers and architects. Since its opening, First Flyer Grindelwald has become a popular attraction for tourists and locals alike, offering a unique and thrilling way to experience the breathtaking scenery of the Swiss Alps.

Frequently Asked Questions about First Flyer Grindelwald

What is First Flyer Grindelwald?

First Flyer Grindelwald is a zip line attraction located in the Swiss Alps that allows visitors to fly through the mountains at high speeds while enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding scenery.

How long is the First Flyer Grindelwald zip line?

The zip line is approximately 800 meters long and reaches speeds of up to 84 kilometers per hour.

What are the age and weight requirements for First Flyer Grindelwald?

Participants must be at least 10 years old and weigh between 35 and 125 kilograms to ride the zip line.

Is there a dress code for First Flyer Grindelwald?

There is no specific dress code for the zip line, but visitors are advised to dress warmly and wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for outdoor activities.

Is First Flyer Grindelwald open year-round?

No, the attraction is only open during the summer and winter seasons. The exact opening and closing dates vary depending on weather conditions and other factors, so it's best to check the official website for the most up-to-date information.

Are there any other activities at First Flyer Grindelwald?

Yes, First Flyer Grindelwald also offers a range of other activities, including hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and tobogganing. Visitors can also enjoy a meal or a drink at the nearby mountain restaurant.