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The Northface of the Eiger, Grindelwald, Switzerland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 November 2013

The Eiger Trail is a must go for all first timers to the Swiss Alps. Pack on some solid hiking shoes and be on your way (hiking poles are not needed but they can be real handy when descending). My girlfriend and I hiked upwards...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Not a difficult hike if you are starting from Eigergletscher, though it is a little steep getting up to Eigergletscher from Kleine Scheidegg. The views looking away from the Eiger out over the valley and mountains beyond were beautiful. But though you walk right beneath...More

1  Thank goodmanjl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you wear good shoes and enjoy a bit of of an ascent this is an easy trail. The path is rough though with plenty of loose stones of which many are rounded. Expect sharp inclines and declines at times. But having the trail skirting...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hiked all the way to train station, amazing views. Enjoyed the waterfalls. Most people seemed to be hiking down hill.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fabulous walk. We took the train part way up the mountain and then hiked the trail. The Eiger Marathon was taking place and there were plenty of people on the track which made the hike even more interesting.The scenery is just magnificent.

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Reviewed 14 October 2018

I hiked the Eiger trail from Alpiglen to Kleine Scheidegg as I prefer walking uphill to down, this was a hot day so I appreciated that it was in the mountain's shadow all morning. The walk was fairly steep and a scrabble at times but...More

1  Thank Katie P
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Most people will do this trail as a downhill, however when you go uphill, you will enjoy more peace and serenity, while still enjoying al the views. Is a moderate uphill hike. Just stunning views! Well marked trail.

2  Thank Kimberly H
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Got the train to kleine Scheidegg and walked up to Eigergletscher Station and hiked to Alpiglen. It takes you right across the bottom of the north face of the Eiger with amazing views, it is a bit rocky in parts especially the descent towards Alpiglen...More

1  Thank Emma C
Reviewed 24 September 2018

The preferred direction starts at the Eigergletscher train station and heads downhill, and that's how I did it. There is currently (Aug/Sept 2018) construction going on at that station, so the start is rerouted, but still easy to find and the experience is not spoiled....More

1  Thank onbelay66
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Although the trail wasn't that long (about 8-9 miles it had a drop of about 5,000 feet going into Grindelwald which pooped this 60's couple out. But fun to do anyway!

1  Thank susanl1917
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I took the route towards Alpiglen due to a hamstring injury. It took me 4 hours. This route in either direction will have ascents and descents. The way I went had about 1000 ft ascent and 3000 ft descent. I did meet people on the...More

1  Thank twitterpook
Reviewed 14 September 2018

This was the walk I really wanted to do and, although the day started with low cloud, we decided to give it a go hoping the cloud would lift. That didn't happen and we spent 3 hours walking in cloud with very limited views and...More

2  Thank John M
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pritha2014
8 October 2018|
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Response from twitterpook | Reviewed this property |
I will just add that there isn't a trail in the Jungfrau region without great views. For me, the hikes were more centered around experiencing the different biomes of the region, form alpine forests, to meadows, to tundra, to... More
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sanando s
30 August 2018|
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Response from stromaneilston | Reviewed this property |
Start at Alpiglen and finish at Eigergletcher.. The mountain railway can take you from Grindelwald to Alpigen and back from Eigergletcher. I suggest that you visit the Grindelwald website for more information
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Mieke B
27 August 2018|
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Response from Martin A | Reviewed this property |
No there should be plenty of space if you get on at Grindelwald. The walk starts at Eigergletscher so you have to walk an hour up to the station where the trail begins or book a ticket separately from Kleine Scheidegg... More
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