The Eiger

The Eiger, Jungfrau Region: Address, The Eiger Reviews: 5/5

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Kevin H
Zurich, Switzerland1,094 contributions
Dec 2021
From Grindelwald, you can get fantastic views of the North Face and no doubt like me will wonder why climbers try to ascend it.
Written December 28, 2021
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CPaM68
Texas586 contributions
Oct 2020
We spent four nights in Grindelwald at a chalet which had a stunning view of Mount Eiger. This was our first trip to the Alps and the building that housed the apartment rental was a true postcard-perfect charming example of a Swiss chalet in every aspect. The chalet had a wrap-around balcony with plenty of chairs where you could just sit and admire the beautiful snow-covered mountain scenery. The setting is breathtaking, and it is an amazing sight when the mountain peak comes out of the clouds. This has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world and being from the flat coastal plains of Texas, you don’t see this very often. Many people come to the Bernese Alps to hike and climb, but I just enjoyed the view from our balcony.
Written September 23, 2021
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SteMar247
Maidstone, UK3,596 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
A fabulous mountain that captivates me from every angle. I love looking up at it from Grindelwald, love seeing the sheer North face from the Eiger Express cable cars and love seeing it from the Eiger Glacier. Very impressive.
Written September 22, 2021
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Lauterbrunnen Apartment
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland194 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Walking from Männlichen in the direction of Kleine Scheidegg you will see the Eiger most of the way.
Written June 30, 2021
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TripleC3
7 contributions
Aug 2020
Eiger Trail - wonderful

We hiked the Eiger Trail in August 2020 with our children, aged 10, 12 and 16. The walk took about 2-2.5 hours. Train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg and then change to another train for the 5 minute trip to EigerGletscher.

I would advise borrowing walking sticks as the hike is steep in part and we were wearing trainers/sneakers. We got unlucky the last 20 minutes on the final leg to Alpiglen station (from which we took the train back to Grindelwald) and got caught in the pouring rain, which made the terrain very slipperyso the walking sticks were really helpful.

The views are beautiful and it is suitable for anyone fairly fit. Our kids are not experienced hikers and I'm not sure I would have been comfortable with anyone younger than 9 or 10 due to the couple of steep and shale-ey/slippery sections.

Definitely use the bathroom at Eigergletscher - it's a long walk down! And bring water and snacks, of course.
Written August 24, 2020
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yns_10
Sydney, Australia1,454 contributions
Oct 2019
The north face (known as the death wall for climbers) of the towering Eiger is fearsome but magnificent. We only did a short section of the hike due to time, we took the train further on.
Written December 12, 2019
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Jens H
Harstad, Norway34 contributions
Oct 2019
The "EigerTrail" walk is highly recommended: Bahn from Station Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg. From there Jungfrau- Bahn to Eigergletscher: Stop there and walk up to the "morene" at the lower area of the melting "Eigergletscher". (Or: Walking from Kleine Scheidegg to Station Eigergletscher takes 1h 30 min: Interesting track). From Station Eigergletscher: Follow the"Eiger Trail" to Station Alpigeln. (4 h). Recommend good walking shoes .May be some local rain coming down from the "North Wand". It is not a difficult walk, but very interesting..
Written November 28, 2019
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Netedge
Suwanee, GA43 contributions
Dec 2018
One of the most unique and beautiful places in the world. Go there and see the beauty and the incredible mountain peak when it comes out of the clouds
Written November 21, 2019
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ActiveBoomerAdventures
San Francisco, CA200 contributions
Oct 2019
Start at the top and walk down. Fairly easy except for a couple of steep uphills. Nice views of the mountains and Grindewald
Written October 16, 2019
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aurimas
Switzerland32 contributions
Sep 2019
Eiger trail if you start from Grindelwald is not that easy, but if you don't rush, it's doable even for not very sporty people :) It's very beautiful, rocky, and the views all time are simply stunning. If you feel tired in the end, just take the train down to Grindelwald. All hike from Grindelwald to Eiger trail end and back took me more than 5 hours :)
Written October 11, 2019
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