The Eiger Glacier, Jungfraujoch and Kleine Scheidegg are the stage setting for the documentary film on Tibetan refugee-helper, Kelsan Jigme, who helped thousands of Tibetans over the almost 6000-metre-high border pass into exile in Nepal..
2008 - Nordwand (North Wall)Trailer
“Nordwand” (North Wall) is a film from 2008 by German film director, Philipp Stölzl. The mountaineering drama is based on the true events surrounding the dramatic first attempt to climb the Eiger North Wall in 1936.
2007 - The Golden CompassTrailer
“The Golden Compass” is the film of the first novel by the same name of the fantasy trilogy “His Dark Materials” by Philip Pullman. Parts of the film with Daniel Craig, above all action scenes, were filmed in Grindelwald.
2004 - Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the SithTrailer
In 2004, shooting took place in Grindelwald for the film “Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith”. The mountain setting represented part of the planet Alderaan.
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingTrailer
The fantasy film, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”, is the first part of the three-part filming of J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel The Lord of the Rings. The Lauterbrunnen Valley, which Tolkien roamed through in 1911, is considered to be the model for Rivendell, the valley in which the Council of Eldron is held after the discovery that the ring that has been found is Sauron’s ring. The council decides what is to happen to the ring and The Fellowship of the Ring is formed.
1972 - The Eiger SanctionTrailer
“The Eiger Sanction” is a US-American action thriller from Clint Eastwood, made in 1975. The plot is based on a novel by Rod Whitaker, known under his pen name of Trevanian.
1969 - Downhill RacerTrailer
“Downhill Racer” is a film drama dating from 1969 set around the Lauberhorn Ski Races and starring Robert Redford and Gene Hackman.
1969 - James Bond – On Her Majesty’s Secret ServiceTrailer
The film is based on the 1963 novel of the same name by British author Ian Fleming. Many scenes were filmed on the Schilthorn peak as well as in Grindelwald and other parts of the Jungfrau Region.
1962 - Sein bester Freund (His Best Friend)Trailer
In 1962, Luis Trenker made his last film "Sein bester Freund" (His Best Friend)” on the Eiger. The film depicts the ascent of the Eiger North Wall. Watch the unique making-of scenes in the trailer.