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The Eiger Trail

The Northface of the Eiger, Grindelwald, Switzerland
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The Northface of the Eiger, Grindelwald, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hike along intimidating face of Eiger and the spectacular views of Grindewald below. We had an amazing day taking the train to Jungfrauhoch and then returning to Kleine Sheidegg for the hike down the Eiger trail. (This train ride can be expensive) This hike lasts...More

Thank mahdeeyo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We accessed this from our stay in Grindewald by taking the train to Brandegg and then heading upwards. Beautiful views, challenging uphill, but if you're reasonably fit, it's no problem. If you have a fear of heights, no worries, the trail is wide and with...More

3  Thank Grch
Reviewed 11 June 2017

One of my great passions is reading about mountaineering, so the opportunity to walk for a while in the footsteps of some of those who have climbed the North Face of the Eiger was too good to miss. All right, they were going up, I...More

Thank NeilNelson
Reviewed 9 June 2017

While staying in Wengen, I took the train up to Klein Sheidegg. You can can get right on to the Eiger Trail from the station. The hike is pretty tame. For an old guy like me who doesn't do much cardio, I had no problem....More

2  Thank James A
Reviewed 7 June 2017

If you come all the way here you must of course spend some time and read about the history of the Eiger lots of good books are available and I have a few the rest if history.

Thank Adolph I
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Most people walk down, but it is worth walking up. We did it with the three kids, 8,6 and 1. They were hiking fit and the youngest in the pack. We went slow and stopped for breaks , they loved it. We then stayed the...More

5  Thank kiwibaby
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is exactly what I think of when I think Swiss postcard. Fantastic hiking - off season is really nice c

Thank michelle f
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We hiked up the mountain for a more strenuous hike - at last more challenging than hiking down the trail. Relatively well-marked path, stunning views and the sounds of the cow bells in the distance were hypnotic (comforting for my wife who doesn't like heights).

1  Thank Bai_Xing_Xing
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I also agree; some of the reviews are not of the Eiger Trail. You will need hiking shoes/boots and experience will help. We took the train from Wengen to Eigergletcher station and jumped off. Not any of the other 150 people on the train going...More

3  Thank pbirdie3
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a great walk - not so much for the views of the Eiger North Face, although they are great, but more for views back to Grindelwald and of the area. Boots are needed and it's quite tough, but we're in our 70s and...More

3  Thank Bernard R
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MaV000001
31 May 2017|
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Response from kiwibaby | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mandy, the uphill and downhill of the Eiger share the same path. The uphill part of the Eiger is done by less people, it is worth the effort to do the uphill section though Kate
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Mariah L
19 April 2017|
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Response from Bernard R | Reviewed this property |
Hi again. My second answer here. You could of course take train to Kleine Scheidegg then train or walk to EigerGletscher and walk downhill from there to Alpigelen (train) or, if you're full of energy, all the way to... More
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Liz E
2 February 2016|
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Response from DWS177 | Reviewed this property |
The Swiss Hiking Websites are very helpful. There are books published on these as well. We are day hikers so have not done any hut-to-huts. But, as I remember from looking at various guide books there was mention of... More
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