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Wengen
Travel Guide

Wengen showing mountains, a gorge or canyon and snow

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.

Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
3 out of 5
Wengen, Wengen, BE
The price is NT$5,361 per night from May 30 to May 30
Located near the slopes, this Wengen hotel is in the mountains and within a 5-minute walk of Mannlichen Mountain, Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area, and Wengen-Mannlichen ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (294 reviews)
"Great stay! We will come again!"

Reviewed on 2020/7/11

Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Hotel Belvedere
Hotel Belvedere
3 out of 5
Galliweidli, Wengen, BE
The price is NT$6,193 per night from Jun 7 to Jun 7
Located near the slopes, this Wengen hotel is in the mountains, within 6 mi (10 km) of Mannlichen Mountain and Eiger, and close to winter sports such as skiing ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (326 reviews)
"Best offer in town! Friendly staff, excellent buffet service with delicious food. Cosy hotel and rooms."

Reviewed on 2020/12/26

Hotel Belvedere
Beausite Park Hotel
Beausite Park Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Wengi, Wengen, BE
The price is NT$8,637 per night from Jun 11 to Jun 11
Located in the mountains, this Wengen hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access and is within a 5-minute walk of Mannlichen Mountain, Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area, ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (73 reviews)
"My family and I have just returned from a skiing holiday to Wengen - the Beausite Park was fantastic. Great facilities, great food and excellent service."

Reviewed on 2020/1/21

Beausite Park Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Chalet Fortuna 4 Penthouse
Chalet Fortuna 4 Penthouse
3.5 out of 5
Chalet Fortuna, 4, Wengen, Canton of Bern
Situated in Wengen, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area and Mannlichen Mountain. Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car and ...
Chalet Fortuna 4 Penthouse
Haus Bel Air
Haus Bel Air
3 out of 5
Gruebi District, Wengen, BE
The price is NT$5,030 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in the mountains, this Wengen vacation home offering ski-in/ski-out access is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car and within 20 mi (32 km) ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
"The property is near the train station. If you follow the guide provided, you will be able to find the place. We found pencils left on the floor, likely by the previous tenants, but cleanliness of the place is generally acceptable. Communication and check-in is fuss free."

Reviewed on 2019/10/8

Haus Bel Air
Chalet Miravalle
Chalet Miravalle
3 out of 5
Wengen, Wengen, BE
The price is NT$4,538 per night from May 17 to May 17
Situated in the mountains, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Mannlichen Mountain and 6 mi (9.7 km) from Eiger. Harder Kulm is 25.9 mi (41.7 km) away. Wengen ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (30 reviews)
Tucked away and with a view
"We enjoyed a friendly welcome at Chalet Miravalle. The location was excellent for us, tucked away from the main street and with a pleasing view. The standard is slightly dated, however in terms of comfort this is balanced out with outstanding cleanliness. Only twin beds in the bedroom, we would have ..."

Reviewed on 2019/10/23

Chalet Miravalle
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 1, 2020

car free, easy walking distance within village... excellent ski resort... stunning scenery

5/5 - Excellent

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Jan 21, 2020

Staff at Silberhorn is very helpful and friendly. Would love to come back again-

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Dec 26, 2019

Pristine clean quiet great views

5/5 - Excellent

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Oct 21, 2019

When you arrive in the village by train, you can easily walk to your hotel.

5/5 - Excellent

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Oct 3, 2019

Amazing place with amazing views. Definitely worth staying.

5/5 - Excellent

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Oct 1, 2019

Charming little town. Nice shops and restaurants, but everything closes pretty early.

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