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Fox Run Wengen

Short facts

  • start: Kleine Scheidegg
  • destination: Wengen
  • easy
  • 6,89 km
  • 25 minutes
  • 1 m
  • 2062 m
  • 1274 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

Sledging fun next to and above the famous Lauberhorn downhill run.

4.5 kilometres of toboggan run right next to the Lauberhorn run: here tobogganists are closer to the racers than anywhere else. On the sometimes challenging, carefully prepared track, they can sled just as tactically as these. Which is the smartest line? How can the momentum be better exploited? If you think smart as a fox on the Fox Run, you'll really pick up speed right after the start on the Wengernalp and arrive with a shot at the finish, the Wengen train station. To get back up right away and make it even better on the next round. Tip: If you go down fast enough, you can just about make it without waiting for the next train at Wengernalp. Toboggan until the runners glow!

General information

Directions

Kleine Scheidegg - Wengernalp - Allmend - Wengen

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

After or between sledding: The unique «Röstizza» in the mountain restaurant Allmend

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.

Parking

Lauterbrunnen: Lauterbrunnen car park or other uncovered parking spaces in Lauterbrunnen. A place in the multi-storey car park can be reserved online.

Grindelwald: 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)

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. 

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.

Additional Information

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG, Author: Jungfrau Region Tourismus

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