Big Pintenfritz Grindelwald – Longest Toboggan Ride in Europe

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Big Pintenfritz Grindelwald –

Longest Toboggan Ride in Europe

Love tobogganing? Then you might very well be interested in the longest toboggan ride in the whole of Switzerland? What’s more is that Big Pintenfritz is also the longest toboggan ride in the whole of Europe!

Scenic Toboggan Run

This snowy downhill adventure starts at the Faulhorn then goes via Bussalp to Grindelwald. Along the way you enjoy get to enjoy some spectacular scenery and of course a great ride as you race down along the snowy track. You can even spot the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as you sled by.

15km Long and 1,600metres Drop

You can reach the 2,680 m summit of the Faulhorn with your toboggan in tow by walking from Bussalp or First. This enjoyable 2.5 hour walk on a snowy footpath takes you from either Bussalp or First to the summit of the Faulhorn. It’s then a 15 kilometres run with a vertical drop of 1,600 metres to Grindelwald. The level of difficulty for the slope is “medium” and if you wish you can hire a toboggan on site!

Big Pintenfritz

Apparently the run was named  Big Pintenfritz after a village innkeeper who apparently made the run after a bet!




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  1. Albert Ulrich says:

    I ask me, why the MIGROS Cumulus Card is not accepted as well the Coop Card.
    We don’t like Coop for shopping.
    Best regards
    A. Ulrich

    • newinzurich says:

      Hi Albert I think Coop is a sponsor that’s why they give the discount with their card. Hope you enjoy the Slow Food Market anyway!

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