Breaking News

Tiger on Eiger – Largest artwork atop the Swiss Peak

New Delhi (India), February 4: Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter lights up the Eiger North Face in Grindelwald and reiterates Swiss commitment to diverse cultures and environment on eve of the winter Olympic games.

February 3rd, 2022 marks the beginning of the Year of the Tiger in Asia. The Tiger incidentally is the pride of many nations and in extreme danger of being extinct. While many might celebrate the Chinese New Year let’s also pay a tribute to the Tiger who is a significant step in maintaining the ecological balance of this planet.

Switzerland congratulates those who would celebrate the New Year and also reminds us to save the tiger, save our environment with the projection of a 5.3 km long and over 2 km tall tiger on the Eiger North Face projected by Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter. This stems from the artist’s and in general the Swiss people’s deep respect for diverse cultures as well as our environment.

Gerry Hofstetter thus created the largest work of art in the world, over 1,060 football fields in size.

The idea came into his mind when he recognized in the shape of the Eiger a lying Tiger and adding the play on words Tiger/Eiger. With it he wants to symbolize the Swiss mountains and the international solidarity of Switzerland. He particularly chose the start of the winter Olympics as his date with the Tiger on the Eiger as he felt, it should also be a motivation for all Swiss athletes, and of course all other participating athletes, to fight like a tiger for victory. The Winter Olympics will start on February 4th attracting global attention, perhaps also the best moment to create environmental awareness globally.

Gerry Hofstetter and his team needed more than a year to get the projection right. Weather, wind, clouds, moon size, moon position, snow, cold and constellation of the stars had to fit perfectly into a 15-minute time frame. The well-known photographer from Gerry’s team, Frank Schwarzbach, was able to capture the tiger photographically at the right moment.

The action was supported locally by Grindelwald Tourism, the municipality of Grindelwald and by art patrons in Switzerland and abroad.

The tiger lives in 13 countries in Asia. He is threatened with extinction and therefore protected.

Gerry Hofstetter is an internationally active light artist and film producer. With his projections he succeeds in conveying nature, messages and themes spectacularly, sensitively, quietly and sometimes with a wink of the eye. With his illuminations he is also committed to the climate and to a prosperous future for humans, animals and nature on our planet.

Known projects of him are illuminations of icebergs in the Arctic, the Antarctic and the Matterhorn in Zermatt in March 2020 during the global lockdown COVID-19 as a solidarity project for the whole world.

Photos Tiger on Eiger allowed in the attachment for editorial purposes only.

Technical Details

Titel picture: Tiger on Eiger

Place: Eiger North Face, Grindelwald, Switzerland

Giant light art Projections of a Tiger onto the mountain Eiger 3’967 msl (13’000 ft)

For the Year of the Tiger, starting 1st February 2022

A gift from Switzerland to the Asian world and to save the Tigers.

Date of Projections: January 2022

Distance of projections 7.7 km (25’300 ft)

Size of the Tiger: 5.3 km (17’400 ft) large and 2.2 km (7’200 ft) high, World’s biggest art work ever.

Realised by: Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter

Supported by: Grindelwald Tourism, local community of Grindelwald and art enthusiastics mazens from Switzerland and outside of Switzerland.

Photo by: Swiss photographer Frank Schwarzbach

Copyright: Gerry Hofstetter,

Average Rating

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star

105 thoughts on “Tiger on Eiger – Largest artwork atop the Swiss Peak

  1. Thanks for the marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you may be a great author.I will make certain to bookmark your blog and will come back in the foreseeable future. I want to encourage that you continue your great work, have a nice weekend!

  2. 194660 709294I just couldnt depart your internet site prior to suggesting that I incredibly enjoyed the regular info an individual offer for your visitors? Is gonna be back often in order to inspect new posts 841379

  3. 181854 304271Attractive portion of content material. I basically stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to assert that I get in fact loved account your weblog posts. Anyway I will be subscribing to your augment and even I success you get admission to constantly quickly. 310432

  4. Im not positive the place you are getting your information, but good topic. I needs to spend some time studying more or understanding more. Thanks for excellent information I was searching for this info for my mission.

  5. Thanks a lot for giving everyone an extremely memorable chance to check tips from this blog. It’s always so fantastic and as well , packed with a great time for me personally and my office acquaintances to visit your blog a minimum of three times every week to learn the newest issues you have got. Not to mention, I am also at all times astounded with all the wonderful creative ideas served by you. Some 2 facts in this post are certainly the most impressive we’ve ever had.

  6. 367306 906699Hoping to go into business venture world-wide-web Indicates revealing your products or services furthermore companies not only to ladies locally, but nevertheless , to a lot of prospective clients in which are online in most cases. e-wallet 468818

  7. 853822 325296Soon after examine a couple of with the weblog posts in your site now, and I truly like your manner of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark internet site list and may be checking back soon. Pls take a appear at my site as effectively and let me know what you feel. 549148

  8. You can certainly see your expertise within the work you write. The sector hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to mention how they believe. At all times go after your heart. “History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.” by Napoleon.

  9. ufabetstar365 ufabetstar365 online football betting website Online football betting website, direct website, baccarat, baccarat online, both for the latest iOS and Android systems. ufabet เข้าสู่ระบบ ufabet เว็บหลัก เว็บแทงบอลออนไลน์ ufabet

  10. ufa7-11 A gambling website that comes in a comprehensive online format that collects Many online casinos and online gambling games UFA7-11ufabet เข้าสู่ระบบ ufabet เว็บหลัก เว็บแทงบอลออนไลน์ ufabet

  11. ufavip666The provider of UFABET in Thailand, various gambling websites, baccarat, football betting, slots, lottery betting, boxing betting, sports betting – various games, complete in Thailand, deposit-withdrawal system, automatic 7 seconds, safe, stable, fast transfer, real payment, every balance is guaranteed, must be on the website straight UFAVIP666

  12. Everything what you want to know about pills. drug information and news for professionals and consumers. pain medications without a prescription
    Read information now. drug information and news for professionals and consumers.

  13. All trends of medicament. Everything information about medication. buy tadalafil 20mg price
    Prescription Drug Information, Interactions & Side. Some are medicines that help people when doctors prescribe.

  14. Comprehensive side effect and adverse reaction information. Get information now. can i get generic propecia without dr prescription
    safe and effective drugs are available. Commonly Used Drugs Charts.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.