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Alpiglen-Brandegg «Eiger Run» (Nr. 64)

Short facts

  • start: Alpiglen
  • destination: Brandegg
  • medium
  • 2,72 km
  • 20 minutes
  • 5 m
  • 1619 m
  • 1335 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

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

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

General information

Directions

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

Toboggan run Alpiglen - Brandegg

Safety Guidelines
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)
Tip

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

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.

Public transit

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

Maps

Winter hiking and sledging map Grindelwald Tourism 1:27,000

Jungfrau Ski Region slope map

Additional Information

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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