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Eiger Trail

Short facts

  • start: Holenstein, Mittelstation
  • destination: Brandegg
  • easy
  • 5,38 km
  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 81 m
  • 1623 m
  • 1331 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

Trail with impressive views of the imposing Eiger North Face

This impressive hike taking in stunning views of the Eiger North Face initially leads over open terrain, past alp huts and cheese storehouses towards Hubelwald forest. Clearings reveal views spanning from the Faulhorn, the Grosse Scheidegg, Wetterhorn and Finsteraarhorn to the 1800-metre-high north face of the Eiger. Following the forest path, the route winds its way towards the Tschuggen ski piste and then through the Itramenwald to the Brandegg mountain restaurant. The trail is marked pink.

General information

Directions

Holenstein - Hubelwald - Tschuggen - Itramenwald - Brandegg

Safety Guidelines
Equipment
  • Snowshoes
  • Telescopic poles
  • Maps
  • Sun cream & lip protection
  • Snacks & drinks
  • If available: altimeter, compass
Tip

Strengthen up after your tour in the Restaurant Brandegg.

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

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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