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

Grindelwalderhof
Grindelwalderhof
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 155, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$3,124 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in the heart of Grindelwald, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of First, Mannlichen Mountain, and Kleine Scheidegg. Eiger and Mystery Rooms are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (311 reviews)
"IT was a great balcony experience"

Reviewed on 2021/9/5

Grindelwalderhof
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 168, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$7,870 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 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! (511 reviews)
"Three of us friends stayed here two nights for hiking in the area. It was perfect. We had a room with a postcard view; lovely spa on site, also with the spectacular view; the included breakfast was exquisite and sustained us well during our hikes until dinner time. We had everything we needed, and ..."

Reviewed on 2021/9/5

Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Hotel Spinne
Hotel Spinne
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 136, Grindelwald, BE
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$6,119 per night from Oct 14 to Oct 14
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! (393 reviews)
Gorgeous views
"The Jungfrau suite is fantastic with a huge balcony with stunning views. The living area with the fireplace was so nice to relax in. Loved the spa as well"

Reviewed on 2021/5/1

Hotel Spinne
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Grindelwalderhof
Grindelwalderhof
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 155, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$3,124 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Grindelwalderhof
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 168, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$7,870 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
Hotel Spinne
Hotel Spinne
4 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 136, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$6,119 per night from Oct 14 to Oct 14
Hotel Spinne
Boutique Hotel Glacier
Boutique Hotel Glacier
4 out of 5
55 Endweg, Grindelwald
The price is NT$8,238 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Boutique Hotel Glacier
Hotel Bernerhof Grindelwald
Hotel Bernerhof Grindelwald
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 89, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$4,148 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
Hotel Bernerhof Grindelwald
Central Hotel Wolter
Central Hotel Wolter
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 93, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$4,470 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Central Hotel Wolter
Hotel & Spa Silberhorn Wengen
Hotel & Spa Silberhorn Wengen
4 out of 5
Wengiboden 1347, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$7,143 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 21
Hotel & Spa Silberhorn Wengen
Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
4 out of 5
Aspen 1, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$9,851 per night from Oct 15 to Oct 15
Aspen alpin lifestyle hotel Grindelwald
Belvedere Swiss Quality Hotel
Belvedere Swiss Quality Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 53, Grindelwald, BE
The price is NT$8,958 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 8
Belvedere Swiss Quality Hotel
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