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«Eiger Trail» Eigergletscher - Alpiglen

At the foot of the impressive Eiger north face

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH- 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12
grindelwald.swiss
info@grindelwald.swiss

To this day, the Eiger has lost nothing of its fascination through the adventurous and dramatic history of climbing the famous north face.

The Eiger Trail starts at the vantage point above the Eigergletscher station and leads over steep alpine meadows and scree slopes along the foot of the north face, past a thundering waterfall, to the Berghaus and railway station Alpiglen. From Alpiglen, the Wengerenalpbahn takes you comfortably back to the glacier village. 
Enjoy the magnificent view of the valley and the notorious Eiger north face during the entire hike.

 

 

 




Difficulty
Medium
Distance
6.09km
Duration
2 hours
Ascent
69 vm
Descent
773 vm
Starting Point
Eigergletscher station
Ending Point
Alpiglen
Top public transport friendly Scenic Geological highlights With refreshment stops

Details

Difficulty
Medium
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2336m1615m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

The journey via Lauterbrunnen and Wengen offers a view of the valleys and Alps on the other side of Kleine Scheidegg.

Equipment

  • hiking daypack (approx. 20 liters) with rain cover
  • comfortable and sturdy footwear
  • adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers
  • sun and rain protection
  • snacks and drinking water
  • first aid kit
  • penknife
  • mobile phone
  • if necesessary: telescope sticks, headlight, maps

Safety Guidelines

  • Please pay attention to the information boards betreffend cable car and do not leave the marked hiking trails.
  • hiking-check

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Eigergletscher station

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.57481 N 7.97406 E

Ending Point

Alpiglen

Step by Step Directions

Eigergletscher - Wart - Im glatten Wang - Alpigen

Getting There

Public transport

Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.

Getting there

There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.

Parking

Grindelwald has public car parks with covered parking spaces: Eiger+ car park (252 parking spaces) and Sportzentrum car park (160 parking spaces). They cannot be reserved in advance. Uncovered parking spaces are available everywhere in the village.

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH- 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12
grindelwald.swiss
info@grindelwald.swiss

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