One of a trio of famous peaks that dominate the Bernese Alps, the Eiger, along with the neighboring Jungfrau and Mönch, is one of Switzerland’s most recognizable mountains, towering 3,970 meters above the resort town of Grindelwald. Notorious among climbers, scaling the 1,800 meter near-vertical North Face of the Eiger is one of the country’s most challenging feats, first accomplished in 1938 and claiming a number of lives over the years. It’s perhaps for this reason that the mountain was named – ‘Eiger’ translates from the German word for ‘Ogre’.

Thankfully, less-skilled mountaineers can still enjoy a number of hiking and climbing trails on the Eiger, the most famous of which is the Eiger Trail, which runs along the foot of the famous North Face. The dramatic landscapes of the Eiger can also be viewed by taking the scenic train ride to Jungfraujoch, where Europe’s highest train station and observation deck is aptly nicknamed the ‘Top of Europe’.

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Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from Lucerne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 375 Reviews

Travel to the top of Europe and admire the soaring peaks of the Swiss Alps on this 9.5-hour Jungfraujoch day trip from Lucerne. Take a scenic drive through ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $206.03

6-Day Jungfrau Region Railway Pass

Use this unlimited pass to spend six glorious days experiencing Switzerland’s beautiful Jungrau region. Travel on railways, gondolas, bus lines and boats ...  Read more

Location: Interlaken, Switzerland
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $273.64

3-Day Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Unlimited Travel Pass

Spend three days exploring Switzerland’s Jungfrau region with an unlimited travel pass. At the foot of the mighty Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains, the ...  Read more

Location: Interlaken, Switzerland
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $262.91

Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Lucerne

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Enjoy a day full of fresh mountain air and unforgettable Alpine scenery on this mostly independent day trip from Lucerne. Travel through the Bernese Oberland ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $82.63

Eiger and Jungfrau Panorama Day Trip from Lucerne

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

For the best Alpine views in Switzerland, don't miss the opportunity to take a day trip from Lucerne to ride the rack railway for magnificent panoramic vistas ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $116.97

Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Zurich

Travel from Zurich for a mostly independent day trip to the Swiss towns of Grindelwald and Interlaken, with transport included. Enjoy a coach ride through the ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.87

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