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WengenSwitzerland

Drink in dramatic views from a sunny terrace, ride one of Europe’s highest Alpine trains, visit waterfalls and explore miles of groomed ski runs amid the Bernese Alps.

Wengen is a postcard-perfect village perched on a plateau above the Lauterbrunnen Valley in the Bernese Alps. It’s a destination for all seasons and boasts breath-taking vistas the whole year round. Come in winter for family-friendly skiing on Männlichen. Arrive in the summer to hike and ride high-altitude railways to the soaring peaks of the Jungfrau Region.

Start your visit in the pretty village, where chocolate-box buildings line a series of twisting car-free streets. Find a range of self-catering chalets, hotels and restaurants, some featured in the revered Gault Millau guide. Play 18-holes at the ski-themed Minigolf Wengen and check out the quaint St. Bernard’s Church. Sit on a bench outside the church and marvel at the views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau massifs.

Travel by scenic cable car to the Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen ski area. Ski, snowboard and sled on 68 miles (110 kilometers) of runs. Follow winter walking footpaths and challenge the Lauberhorn World Cup piste. Visit in January to watch the Lauberhorn World Cup Races.

After the snow melts the meadows turn green and wildflowers bloom to signal the start of the summer season. Explore the trail that leads from the village to Kleine Scheidegg. Hike the Eiger Trail, which skirts the base of Eiger. Walk to the Trümmelbach Falls, Europe’s largest subterranean waterfalls.

Step aboard a cogwheel train for a spectacular journey to the 11,332-feet (3454-meter) high railway station at Jungfraujoch. Pass through tunnels and peer out of panoramic windows. Don’t miss the views from Sphinx Observatory. Adrenalin junkies can enjoy a tandem paragliding flight from Männlichen.

Indulge in some post-activity entertainment at Wengen’s assortment of cocktail lounges, rustic bars and mountaintop terraces. Attend classical music concerts during August’s Mendelssohn Music Week, which celebrates German composer Felix Mendelssohn.

Wengen is just 8 miles (13 kilometers) south from Interlaken and easily reachable via public trains. If arriving by car then you’ll need to park in Lauterbrunnen and then catch a train to the village. Be prepared to extend your trip to discover more natural beauty and superb skiing at nearby Mürren.

Top hotels in Wengen

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Maya Caprice Boutique Hotel & Spa
Maya Caprice Boutique Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Wengen, Wengen, BE
The price is £202 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Located in the heart of Wengen, this hotel is steps away from Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area and Mannlichen Mountain. Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car and Mini Golf ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (104 reviews)

"Stay here for twice. I am very amazed and grateful that the staffs remembered my partner and me when we arrived the hotel the second time (and remembered the wine I opened at out first stay!), giving us some special offers. Best choice of hotel in Wengen in my opinion. We will stay in this hotel ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Feb 2020

Maya Caprice Boutique Hotel & Spa
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
3 out of 5
Wengen, Wengen, BE
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £160 per night from 5 Oct to 6 Oct

Located near the slopes, this Wengen hotel is situated in the mountains, and is within a 5-minute walk of Mannlichen Mountain, Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (276 reviews)

"We liked the spa facilities and had a wonderful view from our room."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Hotel Jungfraublick Wengen
Hotel Jungfraublick Wengen
3 out of 5
Im Gruebi 1445A, Wengen, BE
The price is £134 per night from 22 Sep to 23 Sep

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is steps away from Mannlichen Mountain, Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area and Mini Golf Wengen. Wengen-Mannlichen ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (205 reviews)

"We loved everything. The staff was very helpful and friendly, room was clean, food was plentiful and delicious. Location was great. Overall wonderful experience."…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020

Hotel Jungfraublick Wengen

Popular places to visit in Wengen

Mannlichen Mountain
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Mannlichen Mountain

4.5/5(9 reviews)

Spend some time in a scenic winter and summer playground that is alive with exhilarating, challenging and relaxing outdoor activities.

Jungfraujoch
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Jungfraujoch

5/5(40 reviews)

Go to the highest railway station in Europe, visit an ice palace and view a colossal glacier when you take a picturesque train ride to this mountain pass.

Eiger
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Eiger

5/5(30 reviews)

Whether you hike along it, take the railway to its villages or just enjoy the view from Grindelwald below, this famous peak in the Bernese Alps is not to be missed.

Top things to do in Wengen

Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich
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Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich

£211
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Grindelwald & Interlaken Day Trip from Zurich
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Grindelwald & Interlaken Day Trip from Zurich

£79
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Grindelwald & Interlaken Day Trip from Lucerne
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Grindelwald & Interlaken Day Trip from Lucerne

£71
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Tour from Interlaken
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Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Tour from Interlaken

£199
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Tour from Zurich
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Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Tour from Zurich

£210
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Jungfraujoch Top of Europe with Eiger walking Tour from Interlaken
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Jungfraujoch Top of Europe with Eiger walking Tour from Interlaken

£1,103
Per adult

Reviews of Wengen

4.6

Top Destination

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3/5 - Okay

GG

4 Feb 2020

For skiing it is difficult to get to by train from Geneva. Skiing also average compared to some Alpine resorts. Very British resort.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

30 Jan 2020

A privilege to spend time in Wengen. Superb skiing, scenery and people. Idyllic in every way.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

22 Aug 2019

Easy to walk around and almost traffic-free. A good hub for train connections to the various valleys.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Jul 2019

Surprisingly little in some of the tourist magazines- which is perhaps not a bad thing!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

1 Jul 2019

There are many beautiful walks to be had in and above the Lauterbrunnen valley such as the stunning mountain view trail from Grütschalp to Mürren or the North Face Trail from Almendhubel to Mürren.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

23 Jun 2019

A very pretty nice sized resort in a beautiful location with lots of walking trails in the area, and close to mountain attractions.

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