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Lauberhorn Trail

Short facts

  • start: Kleine Scheidegg, Wengernalp railway end station
  • destination: Bahnhof Wengen, Station der Wengernalpbahn
  • easy
  • 9,88 km
  • 3 hours 25 minutes
  • 307 m
  • 2316 m
  • 1223 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

The Lauberhorn Ski Race is the longest and most demanding downhill event in the Ski World Cup. In summer you can actually experience the key points on the racing piste. The Lauberhorn Trail leads to spectacular passages including the Hundschopf and Wasserstation. Twelve information panels along the trail give interesting facts on the route of the race. The route is also lined with photo-viewers, similar to telescopes aimed at mountain summits, which show the exact route of the race. Start at Kleine Scheidegg: At Kleine Scheidegg railway station you cross the railway tracks and head towards Männlichen. After a few steps you branch off to the left on the mountain trail to Lauberhorn for a gentle but steady climb. At the top station of the Wengernalp/Wixi-Lauberhorn chairlift (open in winter), is a signpost for the Lauberhornschulter (shoulder) and the start of the Lauberhorn Trail. At first this narrow downhill path over mountain pastures more or less follows the route of the Wixi chairlift before bending to the west after 300 metres. In front of you is a small man-made lake which supplies water to make artificial snow for the pistes in late autumn. Key points in the summer: The Lauberhorn Trail leads steadily downhill via Rinderhitta. The narrow bottle-neck at the Hundschopf is mastered in several bends. Just below Wengernalp railway station, you reach the tracks of the Wengernalp Railway and follow these in the direction of Wengen. At the benches above Wasserstation - where steam trains once topped up their boilers - the trail turns to the left, crosses under the railway tracks and continues via Wickibort to Hannegg, where it leaves the actual race piste. You then hike gently downhill through peaceful mountain forest on the Wengen-Wengernalp alp road to Allmend, a station of the Wengernalp Railway.

Note(s)
Mountain hike, no exposed passages but some steep descents.
Normal hiking equipment, hiking boots with good treads, hiking poles an advantage on downhill sections.
End of May to mid-October.

See also
Rail Info Interlaken
Jungfraubahnen
Höheweg 37
CH-3800 Interlaken
Telefon: +41 (0)33 828 72 33
Fax: +41 (0)33 828 72 60
E-Mail: [email protected]
Internet: www.jungfrau.ch/rail-info

General information

Directions

Kleine Scheidegg - Lauberhornschulter - Hundsschopf - Wickibort - Bort - Allmend

Safety Guidelines

Bergwanderung, keine ausgesetzten Passagen, einzelne steile Abstiegsstellen.

Equipment

Normale Wanderausrüstung, Wanderschuhe mit griffiger Sohle, Wanterstöcke erleichtern den Abstieg.

Getting there

Via Bern oder Luzern nach Interlaken. Oder von Süden via Grimselpass (nur im Sommer) oder via Simplonpass und Lötschberg-Autoverlad nach Interlaken. Dann den Schildern nach Grindelwald oder Lauterbrunnen folgen.

Parking

Grindelwald

In Grindelwald stehen zwei öffentliche Parkhäuser mit gedeckten Plätzen zur Auswahl: Parkhaus Eiger+ (252 Parkplätze) und Parkhaus Sportzentrum (160 Parkplätze). Ungedeckte Parkplätze sind im gesamten Dorf vorhanden.

Lauterbrunnen

Parkhaus Lauterbrunnen direkt am Bahnhof oder der ungedeckte Parkplatz bei der Kirche.

Public transit

Mit der Berner Oberland-Bahn ab Bahnhof Interlaken-Ost nach Lauterbrunnen oder Grindelwald. Umsteigen auf die Wengernalpbahn und auf die Kleine Scheidegg fahren. Fahrdauer ab Interlaken-Ost: 1 Stunde und 15 Minuten.

Additional Information

Wanderung 40

(in der gedruckten Sommer Panoramakarte der Jungfraubahnen)

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