The hike leads to a wide, well-developed trail that goes steadily downhill to Kleine Scheidegg. The highlight is the high-Alpine surroundings, with stunning views of the rock and ice masses of the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau seeming almost close enough to touch. The trail leads past the old Mittellegi mountain hut, which used to be located on the northeast ridge of the Eiger. A look inside gives a fascinating insight into the Spartan conditions in the Alpine pioneering days.
After the underpass, there is the beautiful Chilchli (tiny church). It is a former Jungfrau Railway transformer station, Today, the listed building hosts an exhibition on ascents of the Eiger North Face. The nearby man-made Fallbodensee (lake) serves as a reservoir to make artificial snow for the surrounding ski pistes in early winter. One part of the lake is only knee deep and can be paddled in; benches in the water offer the chance of a refreshing footbath.
Via Bern or Lucerne to Interlaken. Or from the south, via the Grimsel Pass (summer only) or the Simplon Pass and the Lötschberg car-transport train to Interlaken. Then follow the signs to Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen.
Lauterbrunnen multi-storey car park directly at the railway station or the uncovered car park by the church.
There are three public car parks: Eiger+ multi-storey car park (252 spaces), Sports Centre multi-storey car park (160 spaces) and Grindelwald Terminal Parking (1,000 spaces). Alternatively, you can also use the car park at Grindelwald Grund.
The Bernese Oberland Railway takes you from Interlaken Ost railway station to Lauterbrunnen, the Grindelwald Terminal or Grindelwald railway station. From the Grindelwald Terminal, the Eiger Express takes you directly to the Eigergletscher in just 15 minutes. Alternatively, from Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald railway station you can change to the Wengernalp Railway and travel to Kleine Scheidegg. From there, take the Jungfrau Railway to the Eigergletscher railway station.
(in der gedruckten Sommer Panoramakarte der Jungfraubahnen)