Eiger

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Eiger

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 Chic
Eiger Lodge Chic
Grundstrasse 58, Grindelwald, 3818
The price is NT$5,361 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this ski hotel in Grindelwald. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a terrace. Popular attractions Eiger and Jungfraujoch are located nearby. Discover ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (32 reviews)
"Need air conditioning in room, just a little too warm and stuffy after a hot day. Otherwise very good!"

Reviewed on 2022/8/3

Eiger Lodge Chic
BERGWELT GRINDELWALD | ALPINE DESIGN RESORT
BERGWELT GRINDELWALD | ALPINE DESIGN RESORT
3.5 out of 5
Bergwelt 4, Grindelwald, BE, 3818
The price is NT$11,237 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Grindelwald. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a full-service spa. Popular attractions Eiger and Jungfraujoch are located ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (78 reviews)
"The property is beautiful and it has a very sophisticated and cool vibe. I loved the black marble bathroom, although I didn't care for the open shower concept with no door. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. The room was a little dark for my tastes, but others may like that. All of Grindelwald ..."

Reviewed on 2022/7/20

BERGWELT GRINDELWALD | ALPINE DESIGN RESORT
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
3 out of 5
Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, BE, 3823
The price is NT$6,565 per night from Aug 18 to Aug 19
Stay at this 3-star spa hotel in Lauterbrunnen. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (367 reviews)
Very nice stay
"Very pleasant stay with an amazing view on the Jungfrau mountain. The personal is very kind and helpful. The wellness place is pleasant, especially the outdoor jacuzzi."

Reviewed on 2022/8/7

Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
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, 3818
The price is NT$3,243 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
Eiger Lodge
BERGWELT GRINDELWALD | ALPINE DESIGN RESORT
BERGWELT GRINDELWALD | ALPINE DESIGN RESORT
3.5 out of 5
Bergwelt 4, Grindelwald, BE, 3818
The price is NT$11,237 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
BERGWELT GRINDELWALD | ALPINE DESIGN RESORT
Eiger Lodge Chic
Eiger Lodge Chic
Grundstrasse 58, Grindelwald, 3818
The price is NT$5,361 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Eiger Lodge Chic
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
3 out of 5
Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, BE, 3823
The price is NT$6,565 per night from Aug 18 to Aug 19
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Residence Hotel & Apartments
Residence Hotel & Apartments
3 out of 5
Rybigaessli 3, Grindelwald, 3818
The price is NT$4,730 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
Residence Hotel & Apartments
Hotel Spinne
Hotel Spinne
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 136, Grindelwald, BE, 3818
The price is NT$7,281 per night from Sep 8 to Sep 9
Hotel Spinne
Eiger Selfness Hotel - Zeit für mich
Eiger Selfness Hotel - Zeit für mich
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 133, Grindelwald, BE, 3818
The price is NT$8,721 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Eiger Selfness Hotel - Zeit für mich
Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Aspen 1, Grindelwald, BE, 3818
The price is NT$15,016 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 11
Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
Hotel Sonnenberg
Hotel Sonnenberg
3 out of 5
Sonnenbergweg 6, Grindelwald, BE, 3818
Hotel Sonnenberg
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.