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The classic: Bonera-Eiger Trail No. 32

Trail that follows the world-famous Eiger Trail below the Eiger North Face through a fascinating moraine glacier world.

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH - 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12
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From Grindelwald village, this trail leads towards Bonera on the east side of the Eiger and from there onto the world-famous Eiger Trail below the Eiger North Face. The trail winds through an impressive moraine glacier world onto the Eiger glacier. From here it goes over the Kleine Scheidegg to the Männlichen, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the snow-covered peaks of the surrounding 4000-metre peaks. From Männlichen you can tackle the long descent to Schwendi. As an option, you can also return to the valley by cable car, either from Männlichen or the Holenstein middle station.

Difficulty
Difficult
Distance
30.97km
Duration
6 hours, 40 minutes
Ascent
2005 vm
Descent
2006 vm
Starting Point
Grindelwald Sports Centre
Ending Point
Grindelwald Sports Centre
Top public transport friendly Scenic Geological highlights Loop With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details

Difficulty
Difficult
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2352m919m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

Free running shoe test at the Backdoor Shop Grindelwald

Equipment

  • First aid kit
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always bring rain gear)
  • Drink and food
  • Mobile phone

Safety Guidelines

  • In case of heavy precipitation, stream courses
  • Watch out for snowfields in spring
  • Beware of thunderstorms

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Grindelwald Sports Centre

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.623837 N 8.035557 E

Ending Point

Grindelwald Sports Centre

Step by Step Directions

Dorf – Bonera – Eiger Trail – Eigergletscher – Kl. Scheidegg – Männlichen – Schwendi - Dorf

Getting There

Public transport

Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run from Basel and Lucerne directly to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich change trains in Bern. The trains run every half hour.

 

Grindelwald

From Interlaken Ost railway station we reach Grindelwald without changing trains on the Bernese Oberland Bahn (BOB). Important: Get on the rear part of the train, as it splits in Zweilütschinen. If you get on at the front, you will end up in Lauterbrunnen. The journey takes 30 minutes to Grindelwald Terminal (V-Bahn). Three minutes later we are at the terminal in the village.

There are three stations in Grindelwald (Terminal, Grund and Dorf). The terminal station (Dorf) is in the centre of Grindelwald.

 

Wengen

From Interlaken Ost station we reach Wengen in 44 minutes. The blue and yellow train of the Berner Oberland Bahn (BOB) takes us to Lauterbrunnen. Important: We sit in the front part of the train, as it splits in Zweilütschinen. If you take a seat at the back, you will make a detour to Grindelwald. In Lauterbrunnen we change to the yellow-green train of the Wengernalp Bahn (WAB). This takes us to Wengen in 12 minutes.

Getting there

From Basel and Geneva, the fastest route to the Jungfrau Region is via Bern. From Zurich, the route via Lucerne and the Brünig Pass is recommended. The pass is open all year round.

 

From the south, travel to the Jungfrau Region via the Grimsel or Susten Pass. Both passes are only open in summer. An alternative is the Simplon Pass with subsequent car transport through the Lötschberg tunnel.

 

Grindelwald

From Interlaken we follow the main road to Zweilütschinen. Here we turn left towards Grindelwald. The whole trip takes about 30 minutes and leads over a partly winding road.

 

Wengen

Wengen is car-free. If we arrive by car, we have to leave it in Lauterbrunnen and take the train. The journey from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen takes about 20 minutes.

Parking

Grindelwald

There are three public car parks: Parkhaus Eiger+ (252 parking spaces), Parkhaus Sportzentrum (160 parking spaces) and the new Terminal Parking (1000 spaces) of the V-Bahn. Alternatively, we can also use the car park in Grindelwald Grund.

 

Wengen

There is a multi-storey car park directly below Lauterbrunnen station. Alternatively, you can use the car park at the Lauterbrunnen church. From here, a bus leaves for the station every half hour. On foot we need about 10 minutes.

A covered passage leads from the Lauterbrunnen car park to the cable cars to Wengen.

Grindelwald Trail 32
Grindelwald Trail 32
Der Klassiker: Bonera-Eiger Trail Nr. 32

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH - 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12
grindelwald.swiss
info@grindelwald.swiss

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