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WengenSwitzerland

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

Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
3 out of 5
Wengen, Wengen, BE
The price is $191 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (288 reviews)

"Great stay! We will come again!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Hotel Belvedere
Hotel Belvedere
3 out of 5
Galliweidli, Wengen, BE
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $173 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (321 reviews)

"Truly enjoyable stay, the hotel team takes great care of you,"…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Hotel Belvedere
Hotel Edelweiss
Hotel Edelweiss
2 out of 5
Am Acher, Wengen, BE
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $155 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Trummelbach Falls, Jungfraujoch, and Jungfrau. Kleine Scheidegg and Lake Thun are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (232 reviews)

"Wengen is , of course, beautiful! But the team at Edelweiss and their personal touch made our stay even better."…"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Hotel Edelweiss
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Wengen

Chalet Miravalle
Chalet Miravalle
3 out of 5
Wengen, Wengen, BE
The price is $191 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5

Situated in the mountains, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Mannlichen Mountain and 6 mi (9.7 km) from Eiger. Harder Kulm is 25.9 mi (41.7 km) away. Wengen ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (28 reviews)
Tucked away and with a view

"We enjoyed a friendly welcome at Chalet Miravalle. The location was excellent for us, tucked away from the main street and with a pleasing view. The standard is slightly dated, however in terms of comfort this is balanced out with outstanding cleanliness. Only twin beds in the bedroom, we would have ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Chalet Miravalle
Haus Bel Air
Haus Bel Air
3 out of 5
Gruebi District, Wengen, BE
The price is $107 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Located in the mountains, this Wengen vacation home offering ski-in/ski-out access is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car and within 20 mi (32 km) ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)

"The property is near the train station. If you follow the guide provided, you will be able to find the place. We found pencils left on the floor, likely by the previous tenants, but cleanliness of the place is generally acceptable. Communication and check-in is fuss free."…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Haus Bel Air
Apartment Helene in Wengen - 3 Persons, 1 Bedrooms
Apartment Helene in Wengen - 3 Persons, 1 Bedrooms
Wengen, Bern

Situated in Wengen, this apartment building is steps from Mannlichen Mountain and Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area. Mini Golf Wengen and Wengen-Mannlichen Cable ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (6 reviews)
A slice of heaven realized

"Nothi ng negative to report about this basement flat... except the tiater.! The view from studio windows down the valley unparalleled. The uphill hike into town short but invigorating. Very, very peaceful. Several hikes start from the doorstep"…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Apartment Helene in Wengen - 3 Persons, 1 Bedrooms
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Wengen

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5/5 - Excellent

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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

SK

Dec 26, 2019

Pristine clean quiet great views

5/5 - Excellent

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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.

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