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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 Kreuz & Post
Hotel Kreuz & Post
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 85, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$6,818 per night from Apr 4 to Apr 5

This family-friendly Grindelwald hotel is located in the mountains, within a 5-minute walk of Sportzentrum Grindelwald and Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area. First ...

4.3/5Excellent! (211 reviews)

"Very well located close to the train station and in the centre of the village."…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/18

Hotel Kreuz & Post
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 168, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$6,344 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22

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 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (470 reviews)

"It was the best possible view I've ever had from a hotel room. Breakfast was great. The location couldn't be better."…"

Reviewed on 2020/11/3

Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Aspen 1, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$11,072 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15

Located in the mountains, this slopeside hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access in Grindelwald within 2 mi (3 km) of Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area and Grindelwald ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (125 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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Best Lodging Options Near Eiger

Hotel Kreuz & Post
Hotel Kreuz & Post
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 85, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$6,818 per night from Apr 4 to Apr 5
Hotel Kreuz & Post
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 168, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$6,344 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Aspen 1, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$11,072 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15
Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
Mountain Hostel - Swiss Hostel
Mountain Hostel - Swiss Hostel
1.5 out of 5
Grundstrasse 58, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$874 per night from Mar 17 to Mar 18
Mountain Hostel - Swiss Hostel
Derby Swiss Quality Hotel
Derby Swiss Quality Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 75, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$5,566 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15
Derby Swiss Quality Hotel
Belvedere Swiss Quality Hotel
Belvedere Swiss Quality Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 53, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$8,800 per night from Mar 30 to Mar 31
Belvedere Swiss Quality Hotel
Hotel Sonnenberg
Hotel Sonnenberg
3 out of 5
Sonnenbergweg 6, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$4,662 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6
Hotel Sonnenberg
Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof
Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof
5 out of 5
Swiss Alp Resort 1, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$8,523 per night from Apr 4 to Apr 5
Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof
Hotel Gletschergarten
Hotel Gletschergarten
3 out of 5
Obere Gletscherstrasse 1, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$5,070 per night from Mar 16 to Mar 17
Hotel Gletschergarten
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.