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«City Run - The classic» Bussalp – Weidli (No. 57)

Short facts

  • start: Bussalp (1800 m)
  • destination: Weidli (end of the official sledge run)
  • easy
  • 5,38 km
  • 30 minutes
  • 1801 m
  • 1241 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

The classic for the whole family, in the sledge paradise of Bussalp.

The Bussalp is the sunny paradise for non-skiers and the Mecca for sledgers. The yellow «Grindelwald Buses» take guests from Grindelwald up to the sunny Bussalp terrace, with its unique panoramic view at 1800m. You can enjoy the clear winter sun on the terrace of the mountain restaurant, have fun in the Family Snow Park, set off on a winter hike or jet off to the village on the top toboggan runs.If you don't have your own sledge, you can rent the sports equipment directly at Bussalp. The City-Run leads from Bussalp in the direction of Grindelwald. The 8km long sledge run is a fun for the whole family. An absolute tobogganing classic in the Bernese Oberland. Caution: the City Run is also the road where the bus regularly takes you back up to Bussalp.If you still haven't had enough after a downhill run, you can get back on the bus in the Weidli and enjoy another rapid downhill run.

General information

Directions

Bussalp - Lochsteinen - Weidli (end of the official sledge run)

Depending on the snow situation you can continue sledging as far as Grindelwald Dorf.

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
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
Tip
  • Buy a day ticket for sledging
  • Try out night sledding on the Bussalp
  • Enjoy a warm drink at the Steintor or Weidli Bar
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

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

Alternatively Parking area Grindelwald Grund

 

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. The buses are right next to Grindelwald railway station.

Maps

Winter hiking and sledging map (1:27,000) available from Grindelwald Tourism.

Additional Information

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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