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«Eiger Trail» Eigergletscher - Alpiglen

  • Medium
  • Distance6.09km
  • Duration2h 0m
  • Ascent69m
  • Descent773m
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...

«Eiger Trail» Eigergletscher - Alpiglen

Character

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

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


Description

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.      

Turn-by-turn directions

Eigergletscher - Wart - Im glatten Wang - Alpigen

Start

Eigergletscher station

Destination

Alpiglen

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. Ticket purchase Jungfrau Region Timetable and ticket purchase SBB Arrival by train video Jungfrau Region

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.

Tips, hints and links

More hikes in the Jungfrau Region