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

Construction work: EigerTrail - Eigergletscher

Due to construction work, the route will be diverted until summer 2021. Please pay attention to the signalisation on site.

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.

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Grindelwald (Eigergletscher)
Destination
Grindelwald
Direction
One way
Altitude (meter above sea level)
2320 m
Ascent
100 m
Descent
800 m
Distance
6 km
Duration
2 h
Duration back
2 h 45 min
Technical requirements
Medium
Physical requirements
Medium
Season
July - October
Elevation profile
100Meter ascents
800Meter descents
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Theme
With panoramic view
Signalization
Signalisation in both directions
More information https://www.schweizmobil.ch/en/wanderland/route353...

Map

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Contact

Grindelwald Tourismus
Dorfstrasse 110
Postfach 124
3818 Grindelwald

Phone  +41 (0)33 854 12 12
info@grindelwald.swiss
grindelwald.swiss

Grindelwald Tourismus
Dorfstrasse 110
3818 Grindelwald

Phone  +41 (0)33 854 12 12
info@grindelwald.swiss
grindelwald.swiss

Quick Facts

Route number

Distance

6 km

Duration

2 h

Ascent

100 m

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