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«Jungfrau Eiger Walk» Eigergletscher - Kleine Scheidegg

Short facts

  • start: Eigergletscher
  • destination: Kleine Scheidegg
  • easy
  • 2,23 km
  • 1 hour
  • 6 m
  • 2323 m
  • 2061 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau within reach

The Jungfrau Eiger Walk leads from the Eigergletscher station, on a well developed path, steadily downhill to Kleine Scheidegg. On the route, which can also be walked in the opposite direction, there are wooden stelae which take you through the history of the Eiger North Face.

Even before you reach the Fallbodensee, the path leads past the old Mittellegi mountain hut, which used to be on the north-east ridge of the Eiger. In the hut you get an insight into the barren life of the alpine pioneer era. A little further on is the "Chilchli", which used to serve as a transformer station for the Jungfrau Railway. Today it houses an exhibition on the history of the Eiger north face crossing. Opposite is the Fallbodensee, the lake was artificially created and used to serve as a water reservoir for the snow-making of the surrounding ski slopes. The benches by the water invite you to linger.Follow the path further until you reach the Kleine Scheidegg mountain station.

General information

Directions

Eigergletscher - Fallbodensee - Kleine Scheidegg

Safety Guidelines
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
Tip

On the Kleine Scheidegg, as well as at the Eigergletscher station, there are refreshment facilities.

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. 

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.

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

Pavings

  • Path (21%)
  • Hiking Trail (55%)
  • Unknown (2%)
  • Crushed Rock (15%)
  • Asphalt Coating (6%)
  • Street (1%)

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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