Point of interest 


The Männlichen chain separates the valleys of Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen. Its southernmost  elevation seems rather unimpressive, compared to the imposing opposite peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Nevertheless, the 2472 m high Lauberhorn is world famous. This is thanks to the Lauberhorn race held here since 1930. The 4,5 km-long descent down to Wengen is considered the longest and most demanding ski run of the World Cup. It requires from the ski racer the uttermost concentration and physical performance. Responsible for this is a series of key locations that have to be mastered at speeds of partially over 150 km/h. Among the most spectacular passages, among others, are the extremely steep bottleneck of the Hundschopf, the treacherous Minschkante, the Hanneggschuss and the Österreicherloch. In winter, outside the racing event, the slopes serve as a normal ski run, which can be negotiated by reasonably skilled amateurs. In the summer the theme path "Lauberhorn-Trail" leads from the start area more or less along the race course down to the Hannegg.