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Eiger

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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

Eiger Lodge
Eiger Lodge
1.5 out of 5
Grundstrasse 58, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$2,926 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Located in the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out hostel in Grindelwald is within 6 mi (10 km) of Eiger and First and close to winter sports such as skiing lessons ...
4.1/5Very Good! (142 reviews)
"I would recommend!"

Reviewed on 2021/1/2

Eiger Lodge
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 168, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$7,448 per night from Aug 18 to Aug 18
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! (494 reviews)
"Excellent hotel in Grindelwald. We highly recommend it."

Reviewed on 2021/4/11

Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Hotel Alpenhof
Hotel Alpenhof
3 out of 5
Kreuzweg 36, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$5,478 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out hotel in Grindelwald is within a 10-minute walk of Sportzentrum Grindelwald and First Cable Car and close to winter ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (556 reviews)
"Such a great, nice lodge near the train station in Grindewald. We had researched several locations and ultimately ended up here because of the Expedia benefits. And WOW. I’m sure that most rooms have a Mountain View, but this was one of the prettiest views I’ve ever had. The room was spacious and ..."

Reviewed on 2021/7/1

Hotel Alpenhof
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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Best Lodging Options Near Eiger

Eiger Lodge
Eiger Lodge
1.5 out of 5
Grundstrasse 58, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$2,926 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Eiger Lodge
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 168, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$7,448 per night from Aug 18 to Aug 18
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Hotel Alpenhof
Hotel Alpenhof
3 out of 5
Kreuzweg 36, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$5,478 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Hotel Alpenhof
Grindelwalderhof
Grindelwalderhof
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 155, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$3,988 per night from Jul 30 to Jul 30
Grindelwalderhof
Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Aspen 1, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$11,571 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
Hotel Spinne
Hotel Spinne
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 136, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$6,319 per night from Aug 12 to Aug 12
Hotel Spinne
Hotel Bernerhof Grindelwald
Hotel Bernerhof Grindelwald
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 89, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$4,749 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 15
Hotel Bernerhof Grindelwald
Central Hotel Wolter
Central Hotel Wolter
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 93, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$4,587 per night from Aug 19 to Aug 19
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$7,426 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Eiger Selfness Hotel - Zeit für mich
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