Eiger is part of the Bernese Alps. Though Eiger’s infamous north face is reserved for the most skilled climbers, less experienced mountaineers can enjoy a number of other hiking and climbing trails on the mountain. The most famous is the Eiger Trail, which runs along the foot of the north face. If you want to see the mountain’s dramatic landscapes without the exertion, you can also take a scenic train ride to Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest train station and observation deck.
You can see the region on a day trip from Lucerne, Zurich, or Interlaken. Tours often include a trip through the Jungfraujoch mountain pass and a cogwheel train ride up the Kleine Scheidegg pass with stellar views of Eiger’s north face.