The Eiger Trail, Grindelwald

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#1 of 11 in Trails in Jungfrau Region
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 visit The Eiger Trail during your Grindelwald vacation using our convenient Grindelwald tour builder tool .
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  • Determine whether or not go to the Jungfraujoch Observatory off on the climbing train at eigergretcher station and walk the Eiger trail here in the rainy conditions, GO's conclusion! Overview of the Eiger North wall is totally invisible because of rain. Sometimes the clouds broke and villages below look vibrant heart. Able to waterfalls in the North thanks to the rain, together they have become a swamp. Swamp water than usual much swollen like the momentum is strong. Careful enough crossed the swamp to several places. It was a Trek station Alpin green went down in about 3 hours, but I can't.
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  • I am an Eiger fan. This is a good trail with different views around every corner. Some prefer going up, some prefer going down. I like doing both.  more »
  • This trail deserves it's good ratings. We went from low to high but most people and families started high and had a gentle walk down. The walk takes about three hours and a train can drop you off at e...  more »

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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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