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Eiger
Vacation Travel Guide

Whether you hike along it, take the railway to its villages or just enjoy the view from Grindelwald below, this famous peak in the Bernese Alps is not to be missed.

Visit the Eiger, a special place high among the snowy mountaintops in Switzerland. One of the most iconic peaks in the world, it sits alongside the Mönch and Jungfrau. This trio, nicknamed the Ogre, Monk and Maiden, are revered among locals and tourists alike.

The Eiger is notorious for its North Face. Look up to see it soaring nearly vertical 5,900 feet (1,800 meters) into the air, an object of fear and fascination among mountain climbers. It is known as the “Mordwand” (murderous wall), a pun on its German name Nordwand, because of the dozens of climbers who have lost their lives here.

Locate “The White Spider,” a distinct feature on the North Face. Snow-filled cracks extend from an ice field near the top, resembling the spindly legs of a spider.

Hop on the Jungfrau Railway in the village of Kleine Scheidegg at the base. Take the railway to the Eigerwand station, which sits inside the North Face. Get out and enjoy spectacular views through windows carved into the rock. From here, continue up the mountain to Jungfraujoch, which is the highest railway station in Europe.

While only the world’s best climbers attempt the North Face, you can still experience it casually. The Eiger Trail snakes along the mountain for 3.5 miles (5.7 kilometers). It begins at the Eigerglestscher railway station, midway up the Eiger. You will pass metal ladders in the rock that climbers use to access the mountain face, but the trail takes a much flatter route. Enjoy gorgeous vistas of the Alps and the valleys of Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen below. The trail ends near the Alpiglen train station. For a longer hike, continue for about 90 minutes until you reach Grindelwald.

Sitting in the shadow of the North Face, Grindelwald is known as Eiger Village. This charming resort town provides a great base for your exploration of the Eiger. It has a great variety of shops, restaurants and accommodations.

No matter what season you visit, the Eiger’s peaks always remain snowcapped. Weather can be unpredictable, so dress in layers for flexibility for varying temperatures.

Top Hotels Close to Eiger

Hotel Alpenhof
Hotel Alpenhof
3 out of 5
Kreuzweg 36, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$5,813 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Located in the heart of Grindelwald, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sportzentrum Grindelwald and First Cable Car. Grindelwald Grund Gondola and Kleine ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (534 reviews)

"Excellent hotel! Our room had a superb view of the Eiger (northface) and the little town below. It is literally a 5 mins walk to the train station and town center. Since the hotel is at a height, you do have a steep climb returning after your dinner in town but it is not so bad. Staff are warm and ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/8/22

Hotel Alpenhof
Boutique Hotel Glacier
Boutique Hotel Glacier
4 out of 5
55 Endweg, Grindelwald
The price is NT$8,078 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Situated in a national park, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area and Sportzentrum Grindelwald. Grindelwald Grund Gondola and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (100 reviews)

"The view of the Eigar is amazing, the staff are all very friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/24

Boutique Hotel Glacier
Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Aspen 1, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$9,641 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10

Situated in the mountains, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area and within 3 mi (5 km) of Grindelwald Grund Gondola and Holenstein ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (123 reviews)

"This hotel is amazing! Great location and staff. Up to date with 5* amenities and dining. Excellent spa and jacuzzi. Easy transport (~10 minutes) to main city street via hourly bus, hotel shuttle, or taxi (~$25). The hotel put on a great new years eve party complete with fireworks and sky ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/5

Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Hotel Alpenhof
Hotel Alpenhof
3 out of 5
Kreuzweg 36, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$5,813 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
Hotel Alpenhof
Boutique Hotel Glacier
Boutique Hotel Glacier
4 out of 5
55 Endweg, Grindelwald
The price is NT$8,078 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
Boutique Hotel Glacier
Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Aspen 1, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$9,641 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
Hotel Kreuz & Post
Hotel Kreuz & Post
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 85, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$6,550 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
Hotel Kreuz & Post
Eiger Selfness Hotel - Zeit für mich
Eiger Selfness Hotel - Zeit für mich
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 133, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$7,581 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
Eiger Selfness Hotel - Zeit für mich
3.5-Zimmer Ferienwohnung Ski-In - Ski-Out
3.5-Zimmer Ferienwohnung Ski-In - Ski-Out
3 out of 5
5 Strahleggweg, Grindelwald, BE
3.5-Zimmer Ferienwohnung Ski-In - Ski-Out
Derby Swiss Quality Hotel
Derby Swiss Quality Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 75, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$5,185 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
Derby Swiss Quality Hotel
Hotel Spinne
Hotel Spinne
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 136, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$6,626 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
Hotel Spinne
Aparthotel Eiger Grindelwald
Aparthotel Eiger Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 133, Grindelwald, BE
Aparthotel Eiger Grindelwald
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.