At the foot of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau
It’s an easy train ride from Grindelwald or via Lauterbrunnen-Wengen to the mountain railway station on Kleine Scheidegg. The spectacular view of the Eiger North Face will take your breath away on arrival.
Follow the trail marked with purple trailmarkers, passing Hotel Bellevue. The trail climbs gently uphill until you reach the Fallbodensee, a man-made lake which serves as a reservoir for making artificial snow for the surrounding ski slopes in early winter.
Before you head back to the Kleine Scheidegg, stop in at the «Chilchli», which is directly on the edge of the lake. The «Chilchli» used to be a transformer station for the Jungfrau Railways and is today a protected historical landmark. It hosts an exhibition about the history of ascents over the Eiger North Face.
After the circular hike, treat yourself to something delicious on the sun terrace of the mountain restaurant on Kleine Scheidegg.
After a snowfall, the ground can be softer and more difficult to walk on.
Car: 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.