"A Day in the Alps" Top 5 Page for this destination Gimmelwald by lamentforicarus

Gimmelwald Travel Guide: 34 reviews and 109 photos

This tiny town, perched high in the alps, is a photographer's (and hiker's) paradise. Traditionally a farming village, Gimmelwald's 130 residents eked out a living raising cattle. With the advent of tourism, the town has blossomed into its full potential, with a renewed energy fueled by a stream of backpackers and nature-lovers. Gimmelwald's main attractions are its scenic views and the surrounding wealth of beautiful walking trails, which pass over cascading waterfalls and through peaceful meadows. An exploration of the town along its only road is also a great way to spend a sunny afternoon.

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  • Pros:Beautiful views of the alps, mountain trails, picturesque setting...
  • Cons:You won't be the only visitor...
  • Last visit to Gimmelwald: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Ekaterinburg's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Hoping to go to Gimmelwald in June. Your photos are intoxicating :))

  • aGaby's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2007 at 8:14 AM

    great photographs !

  • Tugboatguy's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2005 at 8:10 PM

    Brian, sehr wunderbar! Doug

  • Aug 2, 2005 at 9:45 PM

    This makes me so excited to visit Gimmelwald. Beautifully written descriptions and perfect photographs. I want more!

  • CALSF's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2005 at 7:13 PM

    Gimmelwald is so beautiful and your photos show off its beauty so nicely! Great hiking tips which show off the best places for the prettiest views. Thanks for sharing!


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