The Eiger, Jungfrau Region

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Catch some great views at The Eiger, a grand mountain in the Bernese Alps. Test your endurance on a hike to the top, or ascend the mountain via cable car or train. All options give you sweeping views of the dramatic surrounding landscape from the stations at 3,000 m (9,842 ft), so make sure to bring a camera. Experienced climbers can try for the summit, which sits at 3,790 m (17,020 ft). Consider exploring the railway tunnel carved through the mountain, which allows access to two viewing stations. If traveling with a dog, bring your four-legged friend along for some clean air and excellent trails. By using our Grindelwald online road trip planner , you can arrange your visit to The Eiger and other attractions in Grindelwald.
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  • From Muerren, you get a close up and personal view of this iconic peak. Majestic and commanding all day, all night.  more »
  • Get off at eigergresher station on the Eiger North face. Hand while watching. First hike up to clyneshajdik glacier. retreated after rim. Alpine walked after the Prairie, walk right, left, dainty, pretty flowers... flowers Eiger North wall... on gas consuming. didn't look. Hiking trails... walk slowly, and many others flowers... this day you can enjoy... cloudy cloudy weather had
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  • Long immortalized in movies this must see mountain and area is spectacular take the time to book a hotel near here and take the trains in the area  more »
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  • Met a man a few years ago at the lake above Kleine Scheidegg who was going to climb the magnificent and awe-inspiring Eiger.
  • Breathtaking view of a great Bernese Alp, on the way to the Jungfraujoch, the Top of Europe.
  • Watch the movie "Nordwand" before visiting (it's available on Amazon Stream in the U.S., directed by Philip Stolzl). The tragic story of Andi Hinterstoisser and Toni Kurz will make the visit more significant.
  • A beautiful mountain with amazing views
  • One of the most iconic mountains in Switzerland.

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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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