Eiger Trail: The Swiss Alpine Experience Trail

Eigergletscher - Grindelwald

Kleine Scheidegg and the Eiger, Bernese Oberland

Kleine Scheidegg and the Eiger, Bernese Oberland

Grindelwald Wetterhorn

Grindelwald Wetterhorn

Eigernordwand - Hotel Bel-Air Eden Grindelwald

Eigernordwand - Hotel Bel-Air Eden Grindelwald

Interaktive 360°-Webcam Männlichen

Interaktive 360°-Webcam Männlichen

Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald - panoramic view

Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald - panoramic view

Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald - Panoramic view 2

Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald - Panoramic view 2

Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald - Panoramic Eiger view

Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald - Panoramic Eiger view

Gasthof Panorama

Gasthof Panorama

Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher

Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher

Grindelwald, First - LIVE (2168 m.ü.M.)

Grindelwald, First - LIVE (2168 m.ü.M.)

Grindelwald First

Grindelwald First

Wetterhorn

Wetterhorn

Grindelwald - Grund Blick nach Norden (Reeti, Aellfluh)

Grindelwald - Grund Blick nach Norden (Reeti, Aellfluh)

Interaktive 360°-Webcam Grindelwald-First

Interaktive 360°-Webcam Grindelwald-First

Wurzenbord

Wurzenbord

Hockenhorngrat

Hockenhorngrat

Wiler

Wiler

Lauchernalp Piste

Lauchernalp Piste

Lötschental-Gandegg, Gletscherbar

Lötschental-Gandegg, Gletscherbar

Lauchernalp mit Blick zur Lötschenlücke

Lauchernalp mit Blick zur Lötschenlücke

Lötschental

Lötschental

Wiler - Bergstation Luftseilbahn Wiler-Lauchernalp

Wiler - Bergstation Luftseilbahn Wiler-Lauchernalp

Kandersteg Dorf

Kandersteg Dorf

Kandersteg Bergstation Sunnbüel

Kandersteg Bergstation Sunnbüel

Scout Center

Scout Center

Oeschinensee Bergstation

Oeschinensee Bergstation

Autoverlad Lötschberg, Kandersteg

Autoverlad Lötschberg, Kandersteg

Oeschinensee Hotel Restaurant

Oeschinensee Hotel Restaurant

Lauterbunnen

Lauterbunnen

Schilthorn

Schilthorn

Hôtel Eiger C

Hôtel Eiger C

Piz Gloria

Piz Gloria

Hôtel Eiger B

Hôtel Eiger B

Schiltorn

Schiltorn

Hôtel Eiger D

Hôtel Eiger D

Hotel Eiger Mürren

Hotel Eiger Mürren

Eiger Mönch Silberhorn vom Hotel Edelweiss*** in Mürren aus gesehen

Eiger Mönch Silberhorn vom Hotel Edelweiss*** in Mürren aus gesehen

Wengen village

Wengen village

Männlichen, Blick zur Jungfrau

Männlichen, Blick zur Jungfrau

Wengen - Lauberhorn

Wengen - Lauberhorn

Kleine Scheidegg - Nursery Slopes

Kleine Scheidegg - Nursery Slopes

Wengen.net

Wengen.net

Jungfraujoch - SWITCH Webcam

Jungfraujoch - SWITCH Webcam

Bahnhof kleine Scheidegg

Bahnhof kleine Scheidegg

Wengen, Hotel Bellevue

Wengen, Hotel Bellevue

Wengen village, train station

Wengen village, train station

Interaktive 360°-Webcam Kleine Scheidegg-Lauberhorn

Interaktive 360°-Webcam Kleine Scheidegg-Lauberhorn

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch Dorf

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch Dorf

Eggishorn

Eggishorn

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Eggishorn Aletschgletscher

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Eggishorn Aletschgletscher

Fiesch - Bergstation Eggishorn

Fiesch - Bergstation Eggishorn

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Piste

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Piste

Aletsch Arena - Talegga

Aletsch Arena - Talegga

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Skigebiet

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Skigebiet

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp II

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp II

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch Dorf II

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch Dorf II

Aletsch Arena - Talegga II

Aletsch Arena - Talegga II

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch - Eggishorn

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch - Eggishorn

Brig Saltinabrücke

Brig Saltinabrücke

Aletsch Arena - Riederalp Dorf

Aletsch Arena - Riederalp Dorf

Aletsch Arena - Riederalp Aletschgletscher

Aletsch Arena - Riederalp Aletschgletscher

Riederalp

Riederalp

Riederalp - Art Furrer Resort, Riederalp

Riederalp - Art Furrer Resort, Riederalp

Aletsch Arena - Wellness Resort Alpenrose

Aletsch Arena - Wellness Resort Alpenrose

Aletsch Arena - Riederfurka Dorf von SB Riederfurka Bergstation

Aletsch Arena - Riederfurka Dorf von SB Riederfurka Bergstation

Aletsch Arena - Berghotel Riederfurka

Aletsch Arena - Berghotel Riederfurka

Riederalp - Mountain Resort Riederfurka Nord

Riederalp - Mountain Resort Riederfurka Nord

Belalp - Blatten - Brig

Belalp - Blatten - Brig

Kiental Live

Kiental Live

Kiental-Ramslauenen

Kiental-Ramslauenen

Aletsch Arena - Imkerei Furrer

Aletsch Arena - Imkerei Furrer

Wellnesskurort Breiten (bei Riederalp) Aletsch Arena VS, Blick Richtung Brig + Glishorn

Wellnesskurort Breiten (bei Riederalp) Aletsch Arena VS, Blick Richtung Brig + Glishorn

Stechelberg

Stechelberg

Bern, Innertkirchen, Grimsel

Bern, Innertkirchen, Grimsel

Bern, Innertkirchen, Kreuzung

Bern, Innertkirchen, Kreuzung

Bern, Innertkirchen, Aareschlucht

Bern, Innertkirchen, Aareschlucht

Air Zermatt - Station Raron - Richtung Sion

Air Zermatt - Station Raron - Richtung Sion

Helikopter Basis in Raron

Helikopter Basis in Raron

Heliport

Heliport

Heliport 3

Heliport 3

Raron. Blick auf die Burgkirche. (Live Wetter)

Raron. Blick auf die Burgkirche. (Live Wetter)

Autoverlad BLS in Goppenstein

Autoverlad BLS in Goppenstein

Hotel Massa - Aussicht

Hotel Massa - Aussicht

Tschuggen

Tschuggen

Feriendorf Tschuggen

Feriendorf Tschuggen

Hotel Blattnerhof mit Belalpbahn und Altes Dorf von Blatten

Hotel Blattnerhof mit Belalpbahn und Altes Dorf von Blatten

Belalp Aletschbord auf den grossen Aletschgletscher

Belalp Aletschbord auf den grossen Aletschgletscher

No trail comes closer to the famous Eiger North Face – with the Eiger Trail you are guaranteed two hours of top notch thrills.

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Technical information

Starting point:Eigergletscher
Destination:Grindelwald
Getting to the starting point:Train to Eigergletscher train station
Getting to the destination:Train from Alpiglen station to Grindelwald
Technique:medium
Physical fitness:medium
Length:6km
Hiking time:1h50
Season:July till October

Description

The Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau (the Ogre, Monk and Maiden) – the world famous trio of mountain peaks – is the impressive backdrop to the Jungfrau region and has attracted tourists and mountaineers to the Bernese Oberland since pioneering days. The Jungfrau Railway is no less impressive, while the northern flank of the Eiger, with its vertical drop of more than 1600 metres, has always attracted the world's best climbers.

Those with the courage and the desire to get just that little bit closer to the breathtaking Eiger North Face and tackle a superlative high alpine adventure can take the Jungfrau Railway to the station at Eigergletscher and set out on the Eiger Trail. Shortly after starting on this route, you'll find yourself right in front of the famous rock face itself, and above you to the right you'll notice the metal ladders that climbers to the Eiger-Rotstock Via Ferrata use to gain access. From here on, the trail runs for an hour along the foot of the Eiger North Face, sparkling with a beautiful view over the Wetterhorn and the Grosse Scheidegg.

Difficult sections are secured with ropes. If you have brought your binoculars, you'll be able to see the climbers up against the rock face. The train station sells postcards that show all the routes up this mountain. Towards the end of the tour the trail zigzags boldly down to Alpiglen train station.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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