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«Easy» Männlichen - Holenstein (No. 61)

The fun never ends on this technically challenging run with its curves, exciting steep passages and wonderful gliding sections.

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

The sledging run starts at the Männlichen mountain station, which is accessible by cable car from Wengen or Grindelwald. From the Männlichen, the run descends over 1,000 metres in elevation to the Holenstein middle station in the direction of Grindelwald. As you cruise down the mountain, you have a great view of the Grindelwald Valley and the mountain range from the Eiger to the Wetterhorn. If there’s enough snow, you can even sledge all the way down to the Grindelwald bottom station.

Difficulty
Medium
Distance
5.88km
Duration
19 minutes
Descent
606 vm
Starting Point
Männlichen
Ending Point
Holenstein
Top public transport friendly pointToPoint Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly

Details

Difficulty
Medium
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2222m1617m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

Sledges can be rented at the Männlichen mountain station

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

Männlichen

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.61135 N 7.942668 E

Ending Point

Holenstein

Step by Step Directions

Gondola lift (via Grindelwald) or cable car (via Wengen) up to Männlichen

Toboggan run: Männlichen top station - Holenstein middle station

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. 

From Interlaken Ost station you can reach Grindelwald directly without changing trains with the Bernese Oberland Railway (BOB). The blue-yellow train has to be entered on the rear part of the platforms in Interlaken, as the train divides into Zweilütschinen. The journey takes 33 minutes.

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)

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

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