Grindelwald in Wintertime 100 Years ago
Snow roller in Grindelwald around 1905
Today we are used to the fact that new snow is immediately cleared from roads and paths by modern snow-clearing equipment.
100 years ago it was not so easy for the locals to get around in the deep snow in wintertime. For Christian Bühlmann, disabled coach builder from Grindelwald, it soon became too tedious to walk to his clients. In his attempt to solve this problem he became the inventor of the velogemel.