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Faulhorn

Winter hiking

The name Faulhorn has nothing to do with laziness ("faul" is German for lazy), neither linguistically nor physically. It derives from the word 'fulen', i.e. friable rock. And you can only reach the summit by foot. The two-and-half-hour winter hike from First is, however, highly rewarding: on the one hand due to the panorama and on the other because it is on the Faulhorn (2681 m above sea level) that the world's longest sledging run begins. Once you've pulled your sled up the mountain you can take it easy on the way back via the Bussalp to Grindelwald: there is nothing else to do except steer and brake for the next 15 kilometres.

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