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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 Basel and Geneva, the fastest route to the Jungfrau Region is via Bern. From Zurich, the route via Lucerne and the Brünig Pass is recommended. The pass is open all year round.

 

From the south, travel to the Jungfrau Region via the Grimsel or Susten Pass. Both passes are only open in summer. An alternative is the Simplon Pass with subsequent car transport through the Lötschberg tunnel.

 

Grindelwald

From Interlaken we follow the main road to Zweilütschinen. Here we turn left towards Grindelwald. The whole trip takes about 30 minutes and leads over a partly winding road.

 

Wengen

Wengen is car-free. If we arrive by car, we have to leave it in Lauterbrunnen and take the train. The journey from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen takes about 20 minutes.

Parking

Grindelwald

There are three public car parks: Parkhaus Eiger+ (252 parking spaces), Parkhaus Sportzentrum (160 parking spaces) and the new Terminal Parking (1000 spaces) of the V-Bahn. Alternatively, we can also use the car park in Grindelwald Grund.

 

Wengen

There is a multi-storey car park directly below Lauterbrunnen station. Alternatively, you can use the car park at the Lauterbrunnen church. From here, a bus leaves for the station every half hour. On foot we need about 10 minutes.

A covered passage leads from the Lauterbrunnen car park to the cable cars to Wengen.

Public transit

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

 

Grindelwald

From Interlaken Ost railway station we reach Grindelwald without changing trains on the Bernese Oberland Bahn (BOB). Important: Get on the rear part of the train, as it splits in Zweilütschinen. If you get on at the front, you will end up in Lauterbrunnen. The journey takes 30 minutes to Grindelwald Terminal (V-Bahn). Three minutes later we are at the terminal in the village.

There are three stations in Grindelwald (Terminal, Grund and Dorf). The terminal station (Dorf) is in the centre of Grindelwald.

 

Wengen

From Interlaken Ost station we reach Wengen in 44 minutes. The blue and yellow train of the Berner Oberland Bahn (BOB) takes us to Lauterbrunnen. Important: We sit in the front part of the train, as it splits in Zweilütschinen. If you take a seat at the back, you will make a detour to Grindelwald. In Lauterbrunnen we change to the yellow-green train of the Wengernalp Bahn (WAB). This takes us to Wengen in 12 minutes.

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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