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Unesco Theme Trail: Eigergletscher U4

Take an excursion into the Unesco World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch.

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH - 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12

The UNESCO theme trails are digitally accessible via smarTrails (only in German). All you need is this link and an internet-enabled smartphone. Alternatively, you can also book guided tours here.

The hike starts at the top of the Eigergletscher station. To get there you can take the Eiger Express at the Grindelwald Terminal. The gondola ride takes 15 minutes. The theme trail has 7 stops. Learn more about the Unesco World Heritage Site. At the end, you will end up back at the Eigergletscher station, where you can take the gondola back down to the valley.

1 hour, 45 minutes
322 vm
322 vm
Starting Point
Ending Point


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Author Tips

Follow the theme trail with the help of Smartrails and learn more about the Unesco World Heritage Site.



  • hiking daypack (approx. 20 liters) with rain cover
  • comfortable and sturdy footwear
  • adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers
  • sun and rain protection
  • snacks and drinking water
  • first aid kit
  • penknife
  • mobile phone
  • if necesessary: telescope sticks, headlight, maps

Safety Guidelines

More information and links


Starting Point


Koordinates :

Geographic 46.574944 N 7.973898 E

Ending Point


Step by Step Directions


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 directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.


Getting there

There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.



Grindelwald has public car parks with covered parking spaces: Eiger+ car park (252 parking spaces) and Sportzentrum car park (160 parking spaces). They cannot be reserved in advance. Uncovered parking spaces are available everywhere in the village.


Grindelwald Tourismus
CH - 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12

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