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Sensational tobogganing for everyone: In the Bavarian Alps there are a whole range of snow-covered, well-prepared toboggan runs, the starting point of which can often be reached by lift. We present you the best and most racy runs. But be careful: don't forget your helmet, goggles, gloves and a portion of courage!


Wallberg at Tegernsee

One of Germany's longest natural toboggan runs is located at the southern end of Lake Tegern: a six-and-a-half-kilometer toboggan run and panoramic views of the Alps make the 1722-meter Wallberg in Rottach-Egern a destination for sledders. The cable car takes you up to the 1620-meter Wallberg plateau, where the sporty descent starts. Big advantage: there is no skiing on the Wallberg, so tobogganers are all to themselves. However, the toboggan run is less suitable for beginners and small children, because the first section of the run is quite challenging with its steep passages, sharp curves and steep inclines. If you need to get used to the sometimes high speeds, you can make a stop at the mulled wine hut after 500 meters. If you rest past the hut, the next opportunity for a leisurely stop opens up halfway down: the Wallbergmoosalm. The challenging descent covers 825 meters in altitude and takes a good half hour to reach the valley - depending on your speed.

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Hirscheck flash near Ramsau

The alpine town of Ramsau in the Berchtesgadener Land National Park is home to the famous parish church of St. Sebastian © Shutterstock/canadastock

At an altitude of 1390 meters and with a view of the peaks of the Berchtesgadener Land, the Hirscheckblitz natural toboggan run extends in the Hochschwarzeck family ski area. The 2.5-kilometer-long track from the Hirschecksesselbahn mountain station to the valley has several superlatives. Tobogganing legend Schorsch Hackl collaborated in planning the route. The track is correspondingly demanding, steep and winding, but also safe. In 2012, it was named test winner by the German Automobile Club (ADAC), and the German Alpine Club also considers the sporty toboggan run to be one of the best in the country. The slope is very steep at 14 and 22 percent - so you should already have some experience with the toboggan. On the 400 meters in altitude down to the valley, colored signs point out hairpin bends, curves, steep sections and danger spots early on. Waiting bays at the edge make breaks and overtaking maneuvers possible. On the way, speeds of up to 50 kilometers per hour can be reached. The good thing about the high-speed route: since it is purely a toboggan run, neither pedestrians nor skiers cross it. 

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Family tobogganing at Spitzingsee

Snow-sure, sunny side, no dangerous spots and a 45-minute walk-like ascent: The natural toboggan run at Spitzingsee is perfect for families and for those who prefer leisurely sledding. From the parking lot at Spitzingsattel, the footpath leads to the Obere Firstalm, which is located at an altitude of 1375 meters. The fun begins here with a stop at the mountain inn with a magnificent view of the Mangfall Mountains, where you can fortify yourself for the descent. This leads over 250 meters in altitude on a not particularly steep forest road for two and a half kilometers in the direction of Spitzingsattel. For night owls there is a special fun here: tobogganing at night, because the toboggan run is illuminated daily from December to mid-March until 10:30 pm. It doesn't hurt to pack a headlamp, but you can also rent one at the Obere Firstalm - and return it at the end of the run.

You can find more interesting facts about moonlight tobogganing at here.

And go to the website of the Firstalm here.


Natural toboggan run on the Breitenberg in Ostallgäu

Comfortably up, with maximum fun down: The 6.5-kilometer natural toboggan run on the Breitenberg near Pfronten is considered one of the longest in the Allgäu. The Breitenbergbahn and the Hochalpe 4-seater chairlift take you effortlessly up to 1677 meters. It's almost too bad to rush down immediately, because the mountain panorama is best enjoyed with a warm drink and an Allgäu speciality - either in the Hochalp Hütte, the Berghaus Allgäu or after a half-hour winter hike at the Ostlerhütte. Afterwards, you can put your skids to the test: Over 660 meters in altitude, the toboggan run with difficulty level "medium" leads down for about half an hour between Fallmühle and the border Tannheimer Tal. Once there, the toboggan bus will take you back to the valley station of the Breitenbergbahn.

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Toboggan Park at the Hornbahn in Oberallgäu

Yellow, red and blue: Three toboggan runs await you in Bad Hindelang in the Allgäu. The toboggan park at the Hornbahn is considered snow-sure, because one run is always artificially snowed. The three toboggan runs, each three and a half kilometers long, have different colors. Yellow is suitable for experienced and sporty sledders. The winding terrain requires tobogganing technique, skill and reaction speed. The red toboggan run leads in long sweeping turns past the horn meadows and is suitable for those who are a little more daring. On the blue marked route families with smaller children have the most fun and also all those who like it more comfortable. Due to its safety precautions and comfort, the toboggan park has already been awarded several times as the best toboggan run by the ADAC. Tip for the brave: If you are looking for the ultimate tobogganing experience, you can rent a luge at the valley station of the Hornbahn.

You can find more info here.

Cover image: For children and families, the blue-marked route of the Hornbahn is suitable © Shutterstock/marima

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