Eiger Trail. 1898 Eigergletscher Station of Jungfrau railway, Switzerland, the Alps, Europe.
The Eiger Trail starts at the Jungfrau railway's Eigergletscher Station (and Workshop), opened in 1898 in Lauterbrunnen Municipality, Bern Canton, Switzerland, Europe. Located under the looming Eiger Glacier, Eigergletscher is the last open-air station before the railway tunnels upwards through the Eiger to reach Jungfraujoch. Engineering this dramatic cog-wheel railway required 16 years (1898-1912) to carve through the Eiger and Mönch for 7 kilometers (4.3 mi), with gradients of up to 25%. The Jungfraujochbahn line begins at Kleine Scheidegg, where connections go to Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Grindelwald and Interlaken. The Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch region is honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download