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Alpiglen-Brandegg «Eiger Run» (No. 64a - direct)

Sledging experience by day and night - spectacular route along the foot of the Eiger, passing directly below the legendary north face.

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH - 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12
grindelwald.swiss
info@grindelwald.swiss

Even above daytime, the Eiger Run with its gradient of up to 36 per cent is a fast toboggan run. The whole thing becomes even more exciting when the sun goes down. The night-time tobogganing fun on the illuminated track is an experience that no one should miss. In the evening, special trains of the Wengernalp Railway run every half hour - so you can get from the end of Brandegg to the start on Alpiglen in just five minutes. With the Eiger Run evening ticket you can whizz down as often as you want. 

Due to the new Covid regulation, the offer "Eiger Run Night Sledging" will not take place until further notice.

Difficulty
Difficult
Distance
1.87km
Duration
10 minutes
Ascent
4 vm
Descent
283 vm
Starting Point
Alpiglen
Ending Point
Brandegg
Top public transport friendly pointToPoint Mountain railway ascent/descent With Snowmaking Floodlight

Details

Difficulty
Difficult
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1619m1337m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

Before or after the tobogganing fun you can enjoy a fondue in a cheerful atmosphere in the Alpiglen or Brandegg mountain huts.

Equipment

  • Sled or toboggan
  • Ski helmetday
  • hiking backpack (approx. 20 liters) with rain cover
  • comfortable and waterproof winter shoes or sturdy hiking boots (if necessary dredges and gaiters)
  • hat/headband, scarf
  • waterproof glovessun and rain protection
  • Provisions and drinking water, thermos bottle with hot drink
  • first aid kit
  • pocket knife
  • Cell phone
  • if necessary headlamp and reflectors
  • Map material

Safety Guidelines

 The 10 rules of sledging  

  1. Show consideration for others
  2. Adapt speed and driving style to ability
  3. Respect the lane of the vehicle in front
  4. Overtake with distance
  5. Look up before entering and approaching the road
  6. Stop at the edge
  7. Get on and off at the edge
  8. Observe signs and markings
  9. Provide assistance
  10. In the event of an accident: give personal details

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Alpiglen

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.600446 N 8.002954 E

Ending Point

Brandegg

Step by Step Directions

Trip with the mountain railway (WAB) from Grindelwald to Alpiglen

Toboggan run Alpiglen - Brandegg

Getting There

Public transport

Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.

Getting there

From Interlaken follow the main road in the direction of Zweilütschinen. There you turn left towards Grindelwald. The whole trip takes about 30 minutes and is partly winding. 

Parking

Parking area Grindelwald Grund

Alternatively you can use the public parking garages in the center of Grindelwald: Parkhaus Eiger+ (252 parking spaces) and Parkhaus Sportzentrum (160 parking spaces)

Kleine Scheidegg Nachtschlitteln Eiger Run Grindelwald
Schlitteln Kleine Scheidegg

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH - 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12
grindelwald.swiss
info@grindelwald.swiss

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