Since Christmas, I had the big desire to go to the snow and I came up with the fun idea of going sledding. Do you like sledding ? I hadn’t been since I was a kid, so for me I was very happy to do it again, but without any expectations. After a great recommendation from a friend, my girlfriend and I went to Wallberg to sled from 1,620 meters – a half-day of amazing fun in the snow. Read here about how it went and the costs involved.
Get to Wallberg from Munich
We traveled in the early morning from Munich with the BOB train (Deutsche Bahn) and it only took us one hour to arrive at Tegernsee (the Bavarian day ticket was 31 euro for both of us). From there, we hopped, like many others, onto the bus (#9556) to Wallbergbahn.
Renting the sled
We arrived just before they opened – perfect timing – and rented a sled. To rent two, I had to hand over my ID and pay 5 euro for each – a pretty fair price we thought and they worked really well.
Cable car ticket to Wallberg peak
Next to the sled rental was the place to get cable car tickets. We got tickets for two rides each (20 euro) compared to only one ride (11,50 euro) or three rides (28,50 euro). Apparently, if we had decided to do another ride after the two selected, the women behind the ticket counter would have given us the price for three rides, so no need to pay for one extra ride.
Arriving at the peak, the view over the snow-covered alpine foreland and the Tegernsee lake was beautiful, which made for really nice surroundings.
The first moment hopping onto the sled was unusual because I hadn’t done it for ages; first I had to see how it worked for turning and breaking. I would separate the sledding here into two types of terrain: steep and curvy in the beginning and a flatter second half. The beginning was not ideal to test turning and breaking, but it was a good challenge to learn fast. The first time going down, I would say that it was more a learning trial run. The second time went better for both of us and it was even more fun to go faster. Yet, I still managed to get snow in my face. Haha. Before the second time, it was snowing and we could really feel the difference going down because the snow was thick and powdery, and thus not as easy as the first run.
The track in the early morning after they opened at 8:45am was not very busy – actually quite empty – which was good, but apparently it can get crowded later on.
Duration: ca. 30 minutes
I TRAVEL FOREVER’s VIEW & RECOMMENDATION
Wow, while leaving we were really happy and very pleased after the amazing experience of sledding at Wallberg. We had not have expected it would be so much fun and definitely will be back. The total price for half-day was 40 euros, which was so worth it.
The track was incredible because it had many different types of terrain, making it more interesting. It was just perfect and so much fun going down. I probably wasn’t wearing the right gear because I don’t own it, but the important thing after two hours of sledding is to change into dry clothing, so don’t forget that !