Campsite Holdrio, Aspen, Under Eiger, near Grindelwald, Switzerland

From miscellus

The view from the camper van window!
click pic for the high-res version, it makes a great desktop image

The campsite with the best views in Switzerland

We stayed here for three days (September 2012). A clean and basic campsite, not unsurprisingly sloping a little, with some of the most scenic views we had ever seen, let alone from a campsite!

It's about 4 kilometers up a very steep road leading out of Grindelwald, follow the signs for Hotel Aspen, the campsite is down a small track to the side of the hotel.

The campsite has heated toilets & washing facilities, a small bar in the campsite and nearby restaurants, the extremely plush Hotel Aspen and the wonderful Restaurant Jägerstübli (I think), where we had a fantastic meal.

The campsite is 'un-manned' and there are signs that seemed to translate to "make your pitch and we will be along later". When we were there it was visited a few times a day by the owner, first thing in the morning and early evening. We saw lots of people waiting around for someone to turn up, but giving up before anyone appeared. Be patient, it's worth the wait. The owner is really friendly and helpful.

Local walks

There are some interesting short stories covering walks in this area on the Trip Advisor website, with the main picture taken in the campsite itself, if I'm not mistaken.

360 ° Panorama taken from around the van

Shots from the campsite

Location: Google maps

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Geographic Location

Campsite Holdrio
Under Eiger
CH-3818 Gridelwald

How to find Camping Holdrio

In simple terms, follow the brown signs to Hotel Aspen or the new signs this year marked Camping Holdrio.

From Interlaken, drive through Grindelwald and out the other side into what looks like a coach park. Form there, just follow the up a very steep hill until you see Hotel Aspen. The campsite is down the right-hand side of the hotel. You'll recognise it from the pictures above.

Hotel Aspen

In the summer of 2013 I suffered a subdural hematoma and epileptic fits. Quick work by the staff and owner of Hotel Aspen probably saved my life. The voluntary assistance the owner and his wife gave to my partner during this troubled time was absolutely invaluable. Absolutely wonderful people and I'm sure, an equally wonderful hotel. As you can see the hotel is located very close to the campsite so the views will be identical.

Mobile telephone

+41 79 656 59 70


See also

My favourite British campsite!