The unique course of the Jungfrau Marathon
The world's most beautiful course! A scenery which you can't find anywhere else. The course starts in Interlaken and goes into the Jungfrau Region via Lauterbrunnen, Wengen up to the Kleine Scheidegg with its famous mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. A challenge for every runner!
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A great experience and an adventure - the idea of the Jungfrau Marathon
After the start a 3 km loop through Interlaken the course goes along the beautiful lake Brienz. The first 10 km are flat, like at a city marathon. At the old wooden bridge in Wilderswil the runner is confronted with the first ascent of the marathon. The course goes further into the valley and reaches Lauterbrunnen - a very impressive place with it's 400 metre high cliffs and 72 waterfalls. The last flat loop of 6 km shows the competitor the prettiness of the Lauterbrunnen valley. Now kilometre 26 is reached and the strong ascents begin. It takes 26 turns to Wengen at 1274 metre above sea level is reached. But there are still 12 km and a altitude and difference of 1'000 metres to go...
Mettlenalp, Wengernalp is reached, the trees fade away and the impressive mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau get nearer and nearer. We are now above 1600 metres. At km 40 we reach the highlight: the moraine on which every runners pulse beats as high as possible. The last km goes down and after 42,195 km the finish line on the Kleine Scheidegg is reached.