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Eiger
Vacation Travel Guide

Eiger which includes snow and railway items

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

Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 168, Grindelwald, BE
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$5,922 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 2
Situated in the mountains, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of First Cable Car, Pfingstegg Cable Car, and Sportzentrum Grindelwald. Grindelwald - Wengen ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (481 reviews)
"Excellent hotel in Grindelwald. We highly recommend it."

Reviewed on 2021/4/11

Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Hotel Spinne
Hotel Spinne
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 136, Grindelwald, BE
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$6,290 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 2
Located in the heart of Grindelwald, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of First Cable Car, Sportzentrum Grindelwald, and Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (381 reviews)
Cozy Mountain hotel
"I stayed for 1 night after a business meeting. The single room was very comfortable. Some visitors may find it smaller than they are used to, but for a single traveler, it was perfectly appointed and had everything I needed. The outdoor infinity pool overlooking the mountains was my favorite part ..."

Reviewed on 2020/3/11

Hotel Spinne
Central Hotel Wolter
Central Hotel Wolter
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 93, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$4,234 per night from May 29 to May 29
Located in the heart of Grindelwald, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sportzentrum Grindelwald and Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area. First Cable Car and ...
4.2/5Excellent! (604 reviews)
"Fantastic location in the middle of the town. Wonderful check-in. Good food and bar service. Did not disappoint."

Reviewed on 2020/8/22

Central Hotel Wolter
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Best Lodging Options Near Eiger

Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 168, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$5,922 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 2
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Hotel Spinne
Hotel Spinne
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 136, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$6,290 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 2
Hotel Spinne
Central Hotel Wolter
Central Hotel Wolter
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 93, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$4,234 per night from May 29 to May 29
Central Hotel Wolter
Eiger Selfness Hotel - Zeit für mich
Eiger Selfness Hotel - Zeit für mich
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 133, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$6,814 per night from Jun 7 to Jun 7
Eiger Selfness Hotel - Zeit für mich
Hotel Bernerhof Grindelwald
Hotel Bernerhof Grindelwald
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 89, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$4,841 per night from May 19 to May 19
Hotel Bernerhof Grindelwald
Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Aspen 1, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$9,122 per night from May 16 to May 16
Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
Boutique Hotel Glacier
Boutique Hotel Glacier
4 out of 5
55 Endweg, Grindelwald
The price is NT$8,518 per night from May 19 to May 19
Boutique Hotel Glacier
Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof
Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof
5 out of 5
Swiss Alp Resort 1, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$9,720 per night from May 27 to May 27
Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof
Eiger Lodge
Eiger Lodge
1.5 out of 5
Grundstrasse 58, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$2,949 per night from May 24 to May 24
Eiger Lodge
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