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Alpiglen-Brandegg «Eiger Run» (Nr. 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.

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

Details

Difficulty
Difficulty
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1619m1337m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
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  • 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

  • Sledges or other driving equipment such as velogemel, bobsleigh etc.
  • Suitable winter clothing, gloves, snow sports helmet, ski goggles
  • High, solid shoes with a good profile
  • Braking aid on the shoes (shortens braking distance)
  • Sun cream & lip protection
  • Food & Drinks
  • Emergency numbers
  • Optional: Use sledge instead of conventional wooden sledge (better controllable)

Safety Guidelines

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.

 

Ticket purchase Jungfrau Region

Timetable and ticket purchase SBB

Arrival by train video Jungfrau Region

Getting there

There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.

 

Journey to Grindelwald

Arrival by car video Jungfrau Region

Parking

Grindelwald has public car parks with covered parking spaces: Eiger+ car park (252 parking spaces) and Sportzentrum car park (160 parking spaces). They cannot be reserved in advance. Uncovered parking spaces are available everywhere in the village.

Kleine Scheidegg Nachtschlitteln Eiger Run Grindelwald
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Kleine Scheidegg Nachtschlitteln Eiger Run Grindelwald

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

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