Eiger Trail: The Swiss Alpine Experience Trail

Eigergletscher - Grindelwald

Kleine Scheidegg and the Eiger, Bernese Oberland

Kleine Scheidegg and the Eiger, Bernese Oberland

Grindelwald First

Grindelwald First

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

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

Interaktive 360°-Webcam Männlichen

Interaktive 360°-Webcam Männlichen

Grindelwald Wetterhorn

Grindelwald Wetterhorn

Interaktive 360°-Webcam Grindelwald-First

Interaktive 360°-Webcam Grindelwald-First

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

Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher

Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher

Wetterhorn

Wetterhorn

The North Face of Eiger, Grindelwald

The North Face of Eiger, Grindelwald

Grindelwald - Grund Blick nach Norden (Reeti, Aellfluh)

Grindelwald - Grund Blick nach Norden (Reeti, Aellfluh)

Grindelwald-Grund - Bussalp

Grindelwald-Grund - Bussalp

Eigernordwand - Hotel Bel-Air Eden Grindelwald

Eigernordwand - Hotel Bel-Air Eden Grindelwald

Gasthof Panorama

Gasthof Panorama

Hotel Kirchbühl 360 HD

Hotel Kirchbühl 360 HD

Wurzenbord

Wurzenbord

Lötschental

Lötschental

Hockenhorngrat

Hockenhorngrat

Lötschental-Gandegg, Gletscherbar

Lötschental-Gandegg, Gletscherbar

Wiler

Wiler

Lauchernalp Piste

Lauchernalp Piste

Lauchernalp mit Blick zur Lötschenlücke

Lauchernalp mit Blick zur Lötschenlücke

Wiler - Bergstation Luftseilbahn Wiler-Lauchernalp

Wiler - Bergstation Luftseilbahn Wiler-Lauchernalp

Oeschinensee Bergstation

Oeschinensee Bergstation

Oeschinensee Hotel Restaurant

Oeschinensee Hotel Restaurant

Autoverlad Lötschberg, Kandersteg

Autoverlad Lötschberg, Kandersteg

Scout Center

Scout Center

Kandersteg Dorf

Kandersteg Dorf

Kandersteg Bergstation Sunnbüel

Kandersteg Bergstation Sunnbüel

Kandersteg, Hotel Bernerhof

Kandersteg, Hotel Bernerhof

Schilthorn

Schilthorn

Lauterbunnen

Lauterbunnen

Schiltorn

Schiltorn

Hôtel Eiger C

Hôtel Eiger C

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

Hôtel Eiger D

Hôtel Eiger D

Hôtel Eiger B

Hôtel Eiger B

Piz Gloria

Piz Gloria

Interaktive 360°-Webcam Kleine Scheidegg-Lauberhorn

Interaktive 360°-Webcam Kleine Scheidegg-Lauberhorn

Wengen - Lauberhorn

Wengen - Lauberhorn

Wengen.net

Wengen.net

Bahnhof kleine Scheidegg

Bahnhof kleine Scheidegg

Männlichen, Blick zur Jungfrau

Männlichen, Blick zur Jungfrau

Wengen village

Wengen village

Kleine Scheidegg - Nursery Slopes

Kleine Scheidegg - Nursery Slopes

Wengen, Hotel Bellevue

Wengen, Hotel Bellevue

Wengen village, train station

Wengen village, train station

Jungfraujoch - SWITCH Webcam

Jungfraujoch - SWITCH Webcam

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Piste

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Piste

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Eggishorn Aletschgletscher

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Eggishorn Aletschgletscher

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp

Fiesch - Bergstation Eggishorn

Fiesch - Bergstation Eggishorn

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch - Eggishorn

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch - Eggishorn

Aletsch Arena - Talegga

Aletsch Arena - Talegga

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Skigebiet

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Skigebiet

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch Dorf

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch Dorf

Aletsch Arena - Talegga II

Aletsch Arena - Talegga II

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp II

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp II

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch Dorf II

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch Dorf II

Schlosshotel Art Furrer

Schlosshotel Art Furrer

Brig Saltinabrücke

Brig Saltinabrücke

Riederalp - Art Furrer Resort, Riederalp

Riederalp - Art Furrer Resort, Riederalp

Aletsch Arena - Riederfurka Dorf von SB Riederfurka Bergstation

Aletsch Arena - Riederfurka Dorf von SB Riederfurka Bergstation

Riederalp

Riederalp

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, Aareschlucht

Bern, Innertkirchen, Aareschlucht

Bern, Innertkirchen, Kreuzung

Bern, Innertkirchen, Kreuzung

Bern, Innertkirchen, Grimsel

Bern, Innertkirchen, Grimsel

Heliport 3

Heliport 3

Helikopter Basis in Raron

Helikopter Basis in Raron

Air Zermatt - Station Raron - Richtung Sion

Air Zermatt - Station Raron - Richtung Sion

Heliport

Heliport

Raron. Blick auf die Burgkirche. (Live Wetter)

Raron. Blick auf die Burgkirche. (Live Wetter)

Thermalbad Brigerbad

Thermalbad Brigerbad

Autoverlad BLS in Goppenstein

Autoverlad BLS in Goppenstein

Tschuggen

Tschuggen

Feriendorf Tschuggen

Feriendorf Tschuggen

Hotel Massa - Aussicht

Hotel Massa - Aussicht

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.

4 Comments

  • 1
    Amelie

    We walked this trail in summer 2013, a very nice experience and they are so many nice and easy panoramic hikes in the area. See my blog for more ideas! http://voyagista.com/2013/10/07/switzerland-hiking-bernese-oberland-top5/

    Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 7:20 AM

  • 2
    Phil

    I should point out that the picture at the top of this page was taken from the Panoramaveg trail, not the Eiger trail. The Eiger Trail starts at the base of the Eiger glacier at the upper right of the photo and goes down to the Kleine Scheidegg station at lower left. It then continues to the left out of the picture along the face of the Eiger for another 2.5 miles to Alpiglen.

    Friday, Jul 27, 2012 3:51 PM

  • 3
    Phil

    My wife, 20yo son, and I hiked this trail in late May 2012 uphill from Alpiglen to the Kleine Scheidegg station, about 4 km long and 400m of vertical. It's a truly breathtaking high-alpine hike. There was still plenty of snow laying about, especially as you got near Kleine Scheidegg, but the trail itself was clear. We had wanted to do the Panoramaveg trail but it was still closed due to snow cover and threat of slides. The Eiger Trail was our second choice and it did not disappoint.

    Friday, Jul 27, 2012 1:43 PM

  • 4
    arthur stokes

    this trail is well worth the journey . We have done it twice , in June 2003 and again in September 2007 . In June if you're lucky like us , the trail will be open , but you should always check locally first .

    Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 10:47 PM

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