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37 Jungfrau Eiger Walk

The hike leads to a wide, well-developed trail that goes steadily downhill to Kleine Scheidegg. The highlight is the high-Alpine surroundings, with stunning views of the rock and ice masses of the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau seeming almost close enough to touch. The trail leads past the old Mittellegi mountain hut, which used to be located on the northeast ridge of the Eiger. A look inside gives a fascinating insight into the Spartan conditions in the Alpine pioneering days.

After the underpass, there is the beautiful Chilchli (tiny church). It is a former Jungfrau Railway transformer station, Today, the listed building hosts an exhibition on ascents of the Eiger North Face. The nearby man-made Fallbodensee (lake) serves as a reservoir to make artificial snow for the surrounding ski pistes in early winter. One part of the lake is only knee deep and can be paddled in; benches in the water offer the chance of a refreshing footbath.

Variant

Variant A: Same trail in the opposite direction: If the downhill trail seems too easy, then the hike can be made in the opposite direction. Hiking time 1 hour

Tour characteristics

Distance Distance 2 km
Difficulty Difficulty 1 of 5
Time requirement Time requirement 0.75 h
Highest point Highest point 2322 m

places along the route

  • Eigergletscher
  • Fallboden
  • Kleine Scheidegg

Elevation profile