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Horischlittenrennen (Grosse Scheidegg to Schwarzwaldalp)
Feb 16, 2019Free
Exploring the local culture can be really fun.
Try it in Grindelwald by going to the annual Horischlittenrennen sledge race. You will see some serious rugged men with pipes in their mouths, going down the hill on wooden sledges like there is nothing more normal to do.
The massive Hori sledge, once used as an everyday vehicle for mountain farmers to transport heavy goods, now is used for a more fun purpose. The Hori sledge race is the time when you can see this interesting means of transportation being used to be fast – or last!
And do not just stand there – rent a sledge yourself and rush down from the nearby Faulhorn to Grindelwald on the longest sledge track in the world (15 km)!
Take the Postauto bus from Schwarzwaldalp to the top of the race track (last bus leaves at 11:30 AM). Winners will be announced inside the heated tent at 4:30 PM.
(Photographs copyright horischlittenrennen.ch)