Hike near the north face of the Eiger

Bernes Oberland

No path leads closer to the world-famous north face of the Eiger than the Eiger Trail. This exciting hiking trail promises two hours of pure excitement and adventure. On the Eiger Trail, the world-famous north face of the Eiger is close enough to touch.

Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau summer

Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau summer

Eigertrail

Eigertrail

Hiking along the north face of the Eiger

The hike begins with a leisurely ride on the Jungfrau Railway to Kleine Scheidegg. If you prefer, you can also get off at the Eiger Glacier station (time saving: 1 hour). If you start at Grindelwald and want to travel to the Eiger Glacier, you can enjoy a top-class adventure on the new Eiger Express gondola lift.

Once you reach the Eiger Glacier station, it’s just a short ascent and you’re right in front of the impressive north face of the Eiger. There you can already see the metal ladders that make it easier for climbers to access the Via Ferrata Eiger-Rotstock.

An incomparable high mountain experience without ropes or carabiners! From this point, the trail leads along the foot of the Eiger North Face for around an hour, offering breathtaking views of the Wetterhorn and Grosse Scheidegg.

Wetterhorn

Wetterhorn

Kleine Scheidegg in summer

Kleine Scheidegg in summer

The trail then leads over steep alpine meadows and scree slopes. There are safety ropes at the exposed points. You pass a beautiful waterfall on the way. Finally, the trail zigzags down to the restaurant and the Alpiglen train station.

If you have binoculars with you, you can watch the climbers on the wall. From here, you can enjoy a magnificent view of Kleine Scheidegg all the way to the Lauberhorn and the green Grindelwald valley.

The hike from Kleine Scheidegg to Alpiglen railroad station takes around 3 hours, the hike from the Eiger Glacier to Alpiglen railroad station takes 2 hours.

You can get from Alpiglen station to Grindelwald by train, cab or on foot:

The journey time by train between Alpiglen Station and Grindelwald is about 25 min. over a distance of about 4 km. The connection from Alpiglen Station to Grindelwald by train is operated by Wengernalpbahn with departure from Alpiglen and arrival in Grindelwald.

It takes 19 minutes by cab and around 1 hour on foot.

Video Hiking the Eiger Trail

Hiking the Eiger Trail - Jungfrau, Bernese Oberland

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Video Fantastic hike below the north face of the Eiger

Traumhafte Wanderung unterhalb der Eiger Nordwand im Berner Oberland (Eiger Trail / Schweiz)

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