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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
per night
May 8 - May 9

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! (270 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 2020/3/15

Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Hotel Belvedere
Hotel Belvedere
3 out of 5
Galliweidli, Wengen, BE

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 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (304 reviews)

"The view from our room and the dining room was beautiful! Just a short walk from town and train station. The staff was warm and very accommodating."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/3

Hotel Belvedere
Sunstar Hotel Wengen
Sunstar Hotel Wengen
4 out of 5
Wengiboden 1352a, Wengen, BE

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (165 reviews)

"Service was excellent. Oliver and his staff very friendly and always helpful. And great location. My 5 yr old enjoyed Pkayroom for kids in lounge / bar area next to fireplace. Thumbs up for entire experience."…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/22

Sunstar Hotel 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(155 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(143 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Lake Thun, a popular spot to commune with nature in Sigriswil. Stroll along the lakeside or discover the area's mountain views.

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5/5(154 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.

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5/5(188 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. Discover the area's mountain views and spas.

Reviews of Wengen


Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 1, 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 21, 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent


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.

Cities in Wengen

Grindelwald showing farmland, a small town or village and landscape views


Wilderswil featuring a small town or village and land animals as well as an individual male


Lauterbrunnen featuring street scenes and heritage elements