Winter trail to the Eiger north face W7

Short facts

  • start: Holenstein, middle station cablecar Männlichen (1619 asl)
  • destination: Alpiglen (1614 asl)
  • medium
  • 16,17 km
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • 792 m
  • 2224 m
  • 1620 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 60 / 100

best season

Beautiful winter trail at the foot of the massive Eiger. The total length of 16.84 kilometres and 650 metres of elevation can also be shortened.

The new Grindelwald-Männlichen gondola cableway, which opened in winter 2019/20, takes you to the Holenstein middle station. From here, the well-maintained winter hiking trail runs up to Männlichen, where the mountain inn beckons with a sunny terrace, great views of the surrounding 4,000 m peaks and delicious food. The trail from Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg is not always open, so make sure to find out the status ahead of time. From the Kleine Scheidegg, the winter hiking trail at the foot of the Eiger leads to Brandegg. On the Kleine Scheidegg, Alpiglen or Brandegg you can take the train back to Grindelwald.

General information


Holenstein-Männlichen-Kleine Scheidegg-Alpiglen

Safety Guidelines

Please check Weather, snow and avalanche report https://www.slf.ch/ 

Snow report Grindelwald-Wengen

  • First aid kit
  • weather-appropriate clothing - Onion principle (always carry waterproofs)
  • drink and food provisions
  • mobile telephone
  • Berghaus Männlichen
  • Berghaus Grindelwaldblick
  • Apple Fritters at Mountain restaurant Brandegg
Getting there

Mit dem Auto sind verschiedene Anfahrtswege möglich. Ab Basel und Genf führt der schnellste Weg über Bern. Ab Zürich ist die Fahrt Richtung Luzern und Brünigpass am raschesten. Der Pass ist Sommer und Winter offen.

Von Süden führt die Anreise via Grimsel- oder Sustenpass in die Region. Die beiden Pässe sind nur im Sommer offen. Als Alternative stehen der Simplonpass und anschliessend der Lötschberg Autoverlad zur Auswahl.


Anreise nach Grindelwald

Anreise Video Auto Jungfrau Region


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

Travelling to Grindelwald, take the cable car Männlichen to Holenstein station.

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


Jungfrau Ski Region Pistenplan

Winterwander- und Schlittelkarte 1:27‘000 von Grindelwald Tourismus

Additional Information


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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