Holidays in Wengen - Switzerland
A delightful alpine village with flower decked buildings
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.
Click here for a recommended walk from Wengen, with a mountain restaurant en route.
Please call us on 0800 619 1200 to discuss your Wengen holiday.
Your choice of Wengen hotels
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Your time in Wengen - things 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 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 from Wengen: The Jungfrau-Aletsch Glacier
Explore the region with our great value Travel Passes
Our holidays include the Half Fare Card* which is valid all year and entitles you to a 50% discount on rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland.
If you are planning daily outings, it can be well worth 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! Valid May-October, it includes all your mountain rail, bus and cable car journeys, including Kleine Scheidegg, Männlichen and Schynige Platte. Travel to Interlaken and lake cruises are also included and there is a 50% discount for the final part of the journey to the Jungfraujoch.
Other Passes such as the Bernese Oberland Regional Pass are available if you wish to travel further afield. We will be delighted to help you choose the Pass that's right for you, depending on how you plan to spend your time. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice on the most cost effective option for your holiday.
*except self drive holidays - may be purchased as an extra.
Scenic rail holidays - a wonderful way to see Switzerland
Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.
Wengen is on the route of the Jungfrau Railways and has easy connections via Interlaken to the GoldenPass Line and Luzern-Interlaken Express
If you prefer to be based solely in Wengen, there are many beautiful mountain journeys to be enjoyed locally on the Jungfrau Railways.
We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200.
Luggage-free walking holidays on the Bernese Oberland's Bear Trail
Enjoy two of Switzerland's most beautiful passes as you hike at your own pace from Wengen to Grindelwald and on to Meiringen.
This independent hiking tour on the legendary Bärentrek (Bear Trail) has incredible views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. You can choose which stretches to walk and when to use the cable cars. Your luggage is transported for you from one hotel to the next.
2017 departures 2 June - 7 October:
4 nights Wednesday or Friday. Prices from £840
7 nights Saturday. Prices from £1230
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- Decide which resorts you would like to visit
- Do you want to include any scenic journeys?
- 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
- Choose the number of nights in each resort
- 3 or 4 star hotel accommodation
- Choose which sights to visit with your Half Fare Card