The longest toboggan run in Europe

Grindelwald

Grindelwald: Wetterhorn

Grindelwald: Wetterhorn

Grindelwald: Wetterhorn

Grindelwald: Wetterhorn

Grindelwald › Süd-West: Eigernordwand

Grindelwald › Süd-West: Eigernordwand

Grindelwald: Interaktive 360°-Webcam Männlichen

Grindelwald: Interaktive 360°-Webcam Männlichen

Grindelwald: First

Grindelwald: First

Grindelwald: Interaktive 360°-Webcam - First

Grindelwald: Interaktive 360°-Webcam - First

Grindelwald: Hotel Belvedere - Panoramic view

Grindelwald: Hotel Belvedere - Panoramic view

Grindelwald: Hotel Belvedere - Panoramic Eiger view

Grindelwald: Hotel Belvedere - Panoramic Eiger view

Grindelwald: First - LIVE (2168 m.ü.M)

Grindelwald: First - LIVE (2168 m.ü.M)

Grindelwald: Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher

Grindelwald: Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher

Alpiglen: Lauterbrunnen - Jungfraujoch

Alpiglen: Lauterbrunnen - Jungfraujoch

Unter Eiger: Grindelwald - Grund Blick nach Norden (Reeti, Aellfluh)

Unter Eiger: Grindelwald - Grund Blick nach Norden (Reeti, Aellfluh)

Alpiglen: Grindelwald-Grund - Bussalp

Alpiglen: Grindelwald-Grund - Bussalp

Grindelwald: Eigernordwand - Hotel Bel-Air Eden

Grindelwald: Eigernordwand - Hotel Bel-Air Eden

Grindelwald: Gasthof Panorama

Grindelwald: Gasthof Panorama

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) (Tobogganers have to pull their toboggans) 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.

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Starting point: Faulhorn (2,680 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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