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Best time to visit Grindelwald, Switzerland

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The best time to visit Grindelwald is May-June

Grindelwald can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, May-June is the best time to go.

In summer, the temperature in Grindelwald can rise as high as 18℃ (65℉). The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as -18℃ (-0℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Grindelwald when the days are longest, you should visit in July. The wet season in Grindelwald falls around May, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in September instead.

Keep reading to find all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Grindelwald. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll be ready to start booking your trip.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

July

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Grindelwald seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Grindelwald as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Grindelwald is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Grindelwald

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Grindelwald for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Grindelwald climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Grindelwald for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
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MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Grindelwald in January

  • Average temperature: -7℃ (19℉)
  • Average high temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average low temperature: -12℃ (10℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 19 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Grindelwald in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Grindelwald in February

  • Average temperature: -7℃ (20℉)
  • Average high temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average low temperature: -12℃ (10℉)
  • Average humidity: 91%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Grindelwald in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Grindelwald in March

  • Average temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average high temperature: 0℃ (33℉)
  • Average low temperature: -9℃ (16℉)
  • Average humidity: 92%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 17 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Grindelwald in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Grindelwald in April

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (24℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 9 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Grindelwald in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Grindelwald in May

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 91%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 117mm (5") over 22 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Grindelwald in May, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Grindelwald in June

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 102mm (4") over 22 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Grindelwald in June, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Grindelwald in July

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 104mm (4") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Grindelwald in July, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Grindelwald in August

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 92mm (4") over 21 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Grindelwald in August, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Grindelwald in September

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Grindelwald in September, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.

Grindelwald in October

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 60mm (2") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Grindelwald in October, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Grindelwald in November

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average low temperature: -6℃ (21℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 64mm (3") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Grindelwald in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Grindelwald in December

  • Average temperature: -6℃ (21℉)
  • Average high temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average low temperature: -11℃ (12℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 78mm (3") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Grindelwald in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Grindelwald is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 16℃ (60℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Grindelwald is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Grindelwald is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Grindelwald, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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