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Old 09.01.2012, 12:54
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Lauberhorn downhill 14.01.12

For the 1st time in 16-odd years, thinking about going to Wengen for the Lauberhorn downhill this Saturday. Anyone been already and can recommend a good vantage point and how to get there? Is it possible to spectate anywhere near the Hundschopf?
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Re: Lauberhorn downhill 14.01.12

Great idea - its a fantastic day out, I go every year.

I watch from Hundschopf, if you take the train up from Lauterbrunnen side, get off at Wengernalp and walk under the railway to the viewing area. You'll join the cowbelling and fonduing masses on the hill to see the jump and the turn into Canadian Corner.

One piece of advice - get there VERY early. The trains up there are packed and you'll need to queue in the valley, also parking in Lauterbrunnen will be impossible without booking, so suggest you take the train the whole journey or at least park no closer than Interlaken.

Another tip for the hard core enthusiast - get there very early and get off at Wengernalp, then walk UP the hill immediately by the station (you'll need sticks and boots) and take a bottle of something and sit on top of the hill and eat bratwurst for breakfast whilst waiting for the Patrouille Suisse air display team to arrive. You will get a 360 view of their display which is an amazing experience. Once thats finished, walk down to join the spectators for the race (the hill top is no good for race viewing)

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