The longest toboggan run in Europe


The descent from the Faulhorn via Bussalp to Grindelwald offers unforgettable thrills for anyone who enjoys a toboggan ride. Among aficionados, «Big Pintenfritz» ranks as one of the greatest of all runs.

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An enjoyable walk from Bussalp or First takes you to the summit of the Faulhorn (2,680 m) in about 2.5 hours. From here to Grindelwald is a distance of 15 kilometres with a vertical drop of 1,600 metres – making Big Pintenfritz the longest toboggan run in Europe. With the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau for a backdrop, the setting is spectacular, too.

The curious name of Big Pintenfritz («Big Pub Fritz») refers to a village innkeeper who supposedly inaugurated the run after a bet.


Starting point: Faulhorn (2,166 m.a.s.l.)
Accessibility of starting point: By Foot / Gondola lift / Postal bus / Bus
Finishing point: Grindelwald (1,034 m.a.s.l.)
Altitude difference: 1132 metres
Length: 15 kilometres
Level of difficulty: Medium
Toboggan hire onsite: Yes
Illuminated for night sledging: No
Option to eat: At the start, on the move and at the finish

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Combined offer: journey using public transport and leisure offer (also for existing tickets) to The longest toboggan run in Europe


  • 1
    Barry&Lynette Cooper

    Had a week in Grindlewald over Christmas 2010 Absolutley thought the sled runs from Mannlichen were wonderful for a couple of amateurs from sunny Queensland. Also perfect. White Christmas Thanks Again

    Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011 9:00 PM

  • 2
    Sean MacDonald

    Some detail of the run would be useful, eg where to start (Mannlichen?) Does this connect to Rita's speedway? Images also a good idea!

    Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011 6:47 PM

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