Holidays To Wengen - Bernese Oberland

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 a backdrop of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. Its relaxed atmosphere, wooden chalets and local stüblis with open terraces make Wengen one of our most popular destinations in all Switzerland. Add in the wide variety of stunning walks and a great variety of sightseeing opportunities that are available from Wengen and this could be your perfect mountain holiday resort.

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What to see and do from Wengen

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 one of the longest in Europe and travels high above 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 the mountain and 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

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.

Explore the Bernese Oberland 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!  

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 Express (for Montreux) or Luzern-Interlaken Express (for 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.

How to get to Wengen

Your ticket wallet will contain comprehensive travel instructions to help you reach your destination with ease, including recommended rail connection times and platform numbers. These are the most common routes for your Wengen holiday. 

Fly to Zurich

Flights available from London, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow.

Swiss Railways: Zurich Airport > Interlaken > Lauterbrunnen > Wengen with a transfer time of around 3 hours. 

Fly to Geneva

Flights available from London, Luton, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle.  

Swiss Railways: Geneva Airport > Bern > Interlaken > Lauterbrunnen > Wengen with a transfer time of around 4 hours.

Travel by international rail

Rail from London St. Pancras via Paris to Basel.

Swiss Railways: Basel > Interlaken > Lauterbrunnen > Wengen with a transfer time of around 2 hours 50 minutes.


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  • Decide where you would like to stay
  • Choose your scenic journeys
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • How many nights in each resort
  • Decide on bed & breakfast or half board
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Plan visits with your Half Fare Card
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