If you are looking for an idyllic Swiss mountain village, then traffic-free Wengen with its picturesque buildings and wonderful views is for you. To reach Wengen, you travel by mountain railway up from Lauterbrunnen. This delightful journey winds its way up in 14 minutes with an ever changing scene of the valley below.
Wengen is perched on a sheltered, sun-soaked terrace with spectacular views to the high Alps and with the backdrop of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. Its relaxed atmosphere, wooden chalets, local stüblis with open terraces, stunning walks and a great variety of sightseeing opportunities make Wengen one of our most popular destinations.
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Where to stay
Choose from our handpicked Wengen hotels
What to see and do
Wengen is in an ideal situation for many of the region's top attractions. You can take the mountain train up to Kleine Scheidegg for fabulous walks and connections to the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe. From Kleine Scheidegg you can also travel down to Grindelwald which lies at the foot of the Eiger. Wengen has its own cable car to Männlichen, another good walking area, which also connects by aerial gondola to Grindelwald. This is the longest in Europe and takes approximately 30 minutes over lovely alpine meadows. We can recommend combining the train Wengen-Kleine Scheidegg-Grindelwald and gondola Grindelwald-Männlichen-Wengen as a wonderful round trip.
On the other side of the Lauterbrunnen Valley is Mürren with the impressive Schilthorn-Piz Gloria cable car to Piz Gloria, one of the original revolving restaurants in the Alps which was made famous by the James Bond film 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'. It is also very simple to travel down to Interlaken to enjoy a lake cruise or perhaps take a scenic walk at Harder Kulm. Please click here for our summary of the best the region has to offer.
Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Take a day to visit the amazing Jungfrau-Aletsch Glacier with a stunning mountain rail journey to the Jungfraujoch and awesome views across the glacier from the summit. You can also easily reach the beautifully historic Old Town of Bern from Wengen. Find more Swiss World Heritage Sites here.
Luggage free walking holidays
Our independent walking holidays in the Bernese Oberland offer the chance to have your luggage sent ahead to each hotel while you take in the magnificent scenery. You have a choice of the 'Bear Trail' from Wengen to Grindelwald and Meiringen, or following in James Bond's footsteps, from Grindelwald to Wengen and Mürren. More details...
Explore the region with our great value travel passes
Our holidays include the Half Fare Card, which entitles you to a 50% discount on most rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland.
If you are planning daily outings, we highly recommend pre-booking the Jungfrau Travel Pass as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! We have a special offer on this pass - 7 or 8 days for the price of 6. Even better value for your holiday.
If you are planning trips further afield, other passes such as the Swiss Travel Pass and the Bernese Oberland Regional Pass are also available. We will be delighted to help you choose the one that's right for you. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice.
Scenic rail holidays from Wengen
Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.
From Wengen you can easily travel to Interlaken to connect with the GoldenPass Line/Luzern-Interlaken Express (for Montreux or Lucerne). From Lucerne you can also pick up the scenic boat and rail journey of the Gotthard Panorama Express to the Ticino region.
If you prefer to be based solely in Wengen, the charming Jungfrau Railways offer fabulous views of this picturesque region. We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200.