The Eiger Trail, Grindelwald

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Hike through some of the country's most iconic scenery along The Eiger Trail, a short medium-level trail amidst the famous triumvirate of Swiss summits. Enjoy alpine pastureland, waterfalls, scree slopes, grassy boulder fields, and lake scenery, and see the north edge of the Eiger glacier and sheer limestone buttress protruding out of the Mönch. Take your time and soak up the views with other friendly hikers on this good mixture of steeps and flats. Hop on a scenic monorail to reach one of the lower stations. Plan to see The Eiger Trail and other attractions that appeal to you using our Grindelwald trip itinerary planner.
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  • One of my great passions is reading about mountaineering, so the opportunity to walk for a while in the footsteps of some of those who have climbed the North Face of the Eiger was too good to miss. Al...  more »
  • While staying in Wengen, I took the train up to Klein Sheidegg. You can can get right on to the Eiger Trail from the station. The hike is pretty tame. For an old guy like me who doesn't do much cardio...  more »
  • If you come all the way here you must of course spend some time and read about the history of the Eiger lots of good books are available and I have a few the rest if history.  more »

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Where to stay in Grindelwald

In the resort town of Grindelwald, the main street is dotted with mid-range hotels where you can rest after a long day of skiing and shopping. For ease of convenience, opt to stay closer to the city's one train station. Wander a bit off the main road to find a handful of hostels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts--though be warned that their rates are similar to the hotels in town. If you feel so inclined, indulge at one of the upscale hotels for a luxurious stay in this glacier town.
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