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World Snow Festival Grindelwald

World Snow Festival Grindelwald

Jan 16, 2023Jan 21, 2023
8am-5pm
Canton Bern
Free

**This event has been cancelled due to external conditions. Please check the official website for more information.**

World Snow Festival is a celebration of ice-cold art, in which talented international artists create sculptures out of massive blocks of snow! The 40th World Snow Festival takes place in Grindelwald on January 16-21, 2023. It’s free for spectators!

Snow sculptures in Grindelwald

The event is in a world-famous scenic location - Grindelwald in the picturesque mountainous Jungfrau region in Canton Bern. It's situated in the Bernese Alps, at 1.034 metres above sea level! Since the event is held in the mountains, this year's theme is mountains.

Artists work on their spectacular sculptures over the five days of the festival, and the public can both view the finished works and watch the sculptors in action. Artists consist of teams from 10 different countries, and in total, 12 sculptures are made. Sculptures are judged by both the jury as well as the public, on various criteria, such as originality, skill and topic.

Attend World Snow Festival

Admission to World Snow Festival is free, so what are you waiting for? While you're at it, you'll find plenty to do in Grindelwald in January, because it's one of the perfect spots for winter tourism for all the family!

It's easy to reach Grindelwald by public transportation with regular services from Interlaken and Bern. Check out the details on the Grindelwald tourist information website.

Here's a video of the 2020 edition, to give you an idea of what to expect at World Snow Festival 2023: