«Eiger Trail» Eigergletscher - Alpiglen No. 36

Short facts

  • start: Eigergletscher station
  • destination: Alpiglen
  • medium
  • 6,14 km
  • 2 hours
  • 78 m
  • 2346 m
  • 1615 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

At the foot of the impressive Eiger north face

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.




General information


Eigergletscher - Wart - Im glatten Wang - Alpigen

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

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

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.


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.

Public transit

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.

Additional Information


  • Asphalt Coating (5%)
  • Path (92%)
  • Hiking Trail (3%)


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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