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Grosse Scheidegg - Rosenlaui

Short facts

  • start: Grosse Scheidegg (1962 m)
  • destination: Schwarzwaldalp (1454 m)
  • medium
  • 5,35 km
  • 21 minutes
  • 4 m
  • 1962 m
  • 1450 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

The fast-paced sledging run from the Grosse Scheidegg down to the Schwarzwaldalp is legendary and enjoys an excellent reputation that extends far beyond the valley.

The fun can begin after a PostBus ride through the snow-covered Reichenbach Valley to the Schwarzwaldalp and then on to the Grosse Scheidegg.

The 5.5-kilometre-long sledging run in the heart of Switzerland starts on the Grosse Scheidegg. The action-packed sledge ride through the magnificent natural scenery finally ends at the Schwarzwaldalp.

The sledging run slopes gently down the mountain and is suitable for novice and experienced riders. With the 1-day pass for the PostBus, you can ride back up again as often as you want and spend the whole day sledging.

General information

Directions

Post bus from Meiringen to Grosse Scheidegg (via Rosenlaui and Schwarzwaldalp)

Toboggan run: Grosse Scheidegg - Schwarzwaldalp

Safety Guidelines

In such beautiful, untouched nature, wild animals also feel at home. They react sensitively to disturbances and should not be frightened away, especially in winter. Please show respect for nature and do not travel at night and twilight. Thank you.

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
  • Snacks & Drinks
  • Emergency numbers
  • Optional: Use a «Rodel» sledge instead of conventional wooden sledge (better controllable)
Tip

The Chalet-Hotel Schwarzwaldalp is the perfect place for hungry sledgers to find refreshment. The Chalet-Hotel also has comfortable rooms for an overnight stay.
By the way, this winter wonderland can also be explored on foot. On the winter hiking trails or with snowshoes on marked trails.

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.

Snow chains or all-wheel drive are required for the journey to Schwarzwaldalp. There is a general driving ban from Schwarzwaldalp.

Parking

The municipality of Meiringen has 835 public parking spaces in the village centre and at the valley station of the Meiringen-Hasliberg mountain railways. All parking spaces are operated daily (including Sundays) from 08.00 to 19.00 hours by means of parking meters. Except for the Casino AEH (multi-storey car park), which is operated 24 hours a day.

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.

Maps
Additional Information

Sledges and snowshoes can be rented at the Chalet-Hotel Schwarzwaldalp. 

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