Apr 9, 2016 - 7:44 AM
Hi John, and thanks for your compliments!
Opinions on Wengen vs Grindelwald differ. If you search this forum using the search box in the upper right corner you'll find several other threads dealing with this issue. Now, as for your specific situation: Grindelwald is larger than Wengen and has more facilities, so in all this may be a better choice for a low season visit in early May. Views from both towns are great. Wengen is at a higher altitude, so you'll both look at the snow-capped Alps and down to the Lauterbrunnen valley. Due to this height, there's more chance of (melting) snow and mud near Wengen. Grindelwald is located in a valley, but if you manage to find a good spot with a room facing the Alps, you'll be able to view the impressive Eiger north face.