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Visit Wengen

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
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
3 out of 5
Wengen, Wengen, BE
NT$7,457
per night
Jan 21 - Jan 22

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 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (256 reviews)

"The hotel is in a great location on the main street by restaurants and shopping. Even though it was near the train station, we were never bothered by any train noise. It is pricey, like almost every other hotel in Switzerland. We ate at the hotel's pasta restaurant and it was very good."…"

Reviewed on 2019/9/30

Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Hotel Schönegg Wengen
Hotel Schönegg Wengen
3.5 out of 5
Auf der Burg 1401C, Wengen, BE
NT$7,457
per night
Jan 22 - Jan 23

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

4.9/5Exceptional! (107 reviews)

"Fantastic Hotel!!! We were looking for a nice, quiet hotel for our mountain retreat. This place was perfect. It wasn't the most expensive hotel in the area, but you would never have guessed it. The location is great, right in the middle of "downtown" Wengen. Easy to locate upon exciting the train. ..."…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/24

Hotel Schönegg Wengen
Swiss Lodge Hotel Bernerhof Wengen
Swiss Lodge Hotel Bernerhof Wengen
1 out of 5
Dorfstrasse, Wengen, BE
NT$2,774
per night
Jan 22 - Jan 23

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

3.5/5Good! (174 reviews)

"we reserved 1 bed and was initally given 2 twins put together but with a space between, so they moved us to a different room. no elevator so tough with the luggage. bathroom super tiny. views incredible, bed comfy, very nice staff. let us keep our luggage at no charge after checkout. the area is ..."…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/21

Swiss Lodge Hotel Bernerhof Wengen

Popular things to do in Wengen

Mannlichen Mountain
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Mannlichen Mountain

5/5(10 reviews)

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

Lake Brienz
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Lake Brienz

4.5/5(150 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Lake Brienz, a popular spot to commune with nature in Brienz. While you're in the area, stroll along the lakeside.

Lake Thun
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Lake Thun

4.5/5(139 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Lake Thun, a popular spot to commune with nature in Spiez. Discover the mountain views while you're in the area.

Eiger
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Eiger

5/5(146 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.

Jungfraujoch
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Jungfraujoch

5/5(182 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.

Adelboden Ski Resort
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Adelboden Ski Resort

4.5/5(22 reviews)

Hit the slopes at Adelboden Ski Resort, a top ski area in Adelboden. Visit the area's spas, or simply enjoy its bars.

Reviews of Wengen

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Top Destination

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SK

Dec 26, 2019

Pristine clean quiet great views

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 21, 2019

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

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 3, 2019

Amazing place with amazing views. Definitely worth staying.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 1, 2019

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

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 22, 2019

We just loved Wengen! Don’t miss the cow parade at 10:30. Amazing food, the nicest people, great hiking!

5/5 - Excellent

Ray-z

Sep 8, 2019

A small town and everyone is very nice and helpful. Beautiful views and places to go on for spontaneous or planned hikes