Wengen Travel Guide

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Wengen Highlights

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     NOTHING BUT PRO'S 

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     Expensive 

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     Typical Switzerland as one would expect it 

Wengen Things to Do

  • Hiking the Lauberhorn

    Years ago I decided to hike down the famous Lauberhorn downhill course. Last July I had my chance and it was a great experience. I jumped off the train in Wengernalp, had some refreshments in local hotel's terrace and climbed uphill. Greatest moment was to stand on the top of Hundschopf but it was impossible to capture the steepness in any picture....

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  • Hiking around Wengen.. Panoramaweg and...

    There are plenty of well maintained trails that you can access from Wengen and the cable car station on Mannlichen quite easily.Hiking trails are well marked with large yellow signs that indicate the destination and the time required that it will take for you to travel to that point. You’ll see them as soon as you get off the train at the station...

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  • Jaunfraujoch…”Top of Europe”

    This is really a ONE of a KIND experience that one MUST do when spending time in Wengen or ANYWHERE in the Lauterbrunnen Valley for that matter. Its maybe a little on the “touristy” side of things but I guarantee you…it’s a truly unique experience and you wont do this anywhere else in the World.This was my prime reason for visiting Wengen, to use...

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  • WENGEN ONCE MORE.....

    This is WENGEN WITH JUNFRAU AND BREITHORN and here you see the part of the village that is called: "AM LUUS".This photograph is here just to make you want to go, to activate the travelbug.........

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  • EXPLORE the Village of WENGEN...

    You really should take some time if you can to stroll around town and visit the backstreets of Wengen.What you'll find is a mix older traditional homes and buildings that are typical of this region of Switzerland as well as modern buildings that have been built more recently.The designs of most new buildings are not overwhelming but seem to have...

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  • Explore Kleine Scheidegg…

    This is the terminus for the Jaunfrabahn line that will take you up to the “Top of Europe”.Sitting at an altitude of 6762 feet or 2061 meters the panoramas that can be seen here are stunning. The Eiger, The Monch, and the Jaungfrau are easily visible here, in fact, this area offers some of the best views of the trio. The trains from the Wengernalp...

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  • Free Music in Wengen...Protestant Church

    I was lucky enough to be in Wengen when a free performance of violin music was being offered in the Protestant Church.For the summer season Professor Michael Grube of Vienna is performing a variety of music on a weekly basis. If you are visiting during the summer season of 2010 than please do yourself a favor and see and hear this violinist play....

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  • Trümmelbachfälle or Trummelbach Falls

    This ‘Wow Cool” attraction is not in Wengen itself but makes for a great way to spend a part of the day if you have some extra time while you’re in the area.You would need to use the train to get yourself down to the town of Lauterbrunnen and then take a short bus ride if you don’t have a car parked somewhere in Lauterbrunnen. We visited before we...

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  • Mendelssohn.. .. Music Festival and...

    High above the town of Wengen you can visit a memorial to the great German composer Felix Mendelssohn at a quiet and pretty spot that overlooks the village. It is here during a visit by Mendelssohn that it is thought that he sketched a “scene’ of Wengen and a portion of the Lauterbrunnen Valley in August of 1842, just a few years before he died at...

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  • Lauberhorn World Cup Skiing...

    If you are planning a visit to Wengen during the month of January you may want to consider taking in some incredible World Cup skiing that happens every year here on the hills above the village of Wengen.This past January marked the 80th anniversary of the race and the upcoming race will be run over the course of three days from January 14th until...

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  • spend a day in wengen or in Murren

    Wengen and Murren are beautiful places that arent touristy and are pollution free.spend a day in one of these places or stay here and use it as a base to see Jungfroujoch,trummelbach etc.

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  • Wengen Skiing and Ski Touring

    Wengen is amazing. It's got pretty much everything under the sun that most high-end ski areas have, in addition to the amazing summer-time activities... as well as being a world-class BASE-jumping mecca. It's not cheap, coming from the US... but it's not completely out of hand. There's spectacular scenery, amazing hut-touring up high, and it's in...

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Wengen Restaurants

  • AMAZING VIEWS of Jaunfrau and the Eiger

    This restaurant is actually located a few minute hike along a well maintained path above Kleine Scheidegg.Although I visited during the summer months I would imagine that this would make a great spot to deek into during a ski day up here during winter.The views of the trio, the Eiger, The Monch, and the Jaungfrau are simple amazing and so worth the...

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  • TERRIFIC food..GREAT service !!

    This restaurant is found within the walls of the Hotel Baren...I had the good fortune to have my meals included in the rate that I paid for overnight stay but they advertise wherever they can and the restaurant is open and available to people that are NOT just staying at the hotel.The dining area is quite nice with modern wooden furniture, the food...

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  • A real swiss experiense

    Outside Wengen in the middle of the beautiful meadows with cows and next to a farm with other animals, rabbits, ducks, I have seen a horse in the car free resort of Wengen Local dishes mainly cheese, fondues, raclette but also daily menues with beef stew on beer or quails cooked in front of me on the open fire place, the Aelpler Maccaroni, pasta...

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  • Incredible good food

    This is the best Restaurant all around, it has 15 points in the food guide Gault & Millau.A very romatic atmosphere, a very attentive service and the food is incredible, the presentation, the taste, the creativity I have not had anything which I would not like to pass on, we were 4 and all had different dishes and we tried them all.

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  • Good pizza and pasta

    This is a great little restaurant. The pizzas are what most people go for and they are excellent. However its worth venturing out into the pasta dishes as they are a little unusual and really delicious.We had spaghetti with chilli and grandmas lasagne - both excellent.

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  • Good food in the snow

    The Bahnhof restaurant is always busy as skiers come off the slopes and need refuelling. We always pay at least one visit for a huge plate of spaghetti bolognaise, and eat it sitting outside with the Jungfrau and the Eiger towering above us. The pasta is very good although service can be a bit hit and miss when it gets really busy. Try to keep a...

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Wengen Nightlife

  • Shaken not stirred

    This is a great little bar for cocktails, they do a lovely Sidecar. They also have a happy hour which makes enjoying them even easier.Its busy but its not full of boozy teenagers, who all head for for noisy Red Chili Peppers further down the street. casual

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  • Swiss Fondue

    At some time or other I'm sure you'll be tempted to have a swiss fondue....a pleasant way to spend an evening in a local eaterie, cooking your own dinner! The melted cheese is laced with wine and/or spirits....very scrummy for dunking your food in.

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Wengen Transportation

  • Train Travel…Wengen Area

    During my two nights and three days in and around Wengen I used two different train systems.Initially I was a little confused about they’re relation to each other and how passes affected certain runs and to a certain extent I still am confused about they’re price structure.I won’t go into too much detail here because I think that there’s already...

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  • Train Station: Wengen

    Like most people arriving in Wengen we used the train to travel here from the town of Lauterbrunnen where we had parked our car easily at a car park directly attached to the train station there.Access by train to Wengen is efficient and reliable; the small and easy train station in Wengen is conveniently located in the heart of the small village...

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  • Mannlichenbahn… Mannlichen Cable Car...

    You’ll find the cable car station in the heart of the town just a few minutes walk from the train station. Using this cable car to reach the station at Mannichlen you can access Mannichlen peak itself, or use it as a starting point for a variety of hiking possibilities including Kleine Scheidegg where I caught the Jaungfraubahn to the “Top of...

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  • OUTDOOR GEAR and RENTALS...

    This shop on the main street of Wengen will have what you need if you have forgotten something or you’re just interested in buying some good quality German or Austrian hiking boots or some warm clothing. It’s VERY close to the Mannlichen Cable Car station.It’s a fairly large store with a large variety of selection and sizing from the looks of...

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  • What Did You Forget..?

    This is a Nationwide grocery chain..and its located just off the main square in Wengen. You can find any toiletries you might need or have forgotten or food that you might want to eat.Its well stocked and I think the prices are cheaper for water and pop than the KIOSK connected to the train station here where they also sell odds and ends.If you...

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Wengen Warnings and Dangers

  • ELEVATION Sickness..

    When you’re visiting at the “Top of Europe” there is more than one sign around advising you to move slowly. It’s also mentioned in the literature as a caution when visiting here. “Please go slowly” are the exact words on the signs.I personally experienced a few symptoms of this phenomenon, slight headache, a little bit nauseuous and I was easily...

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  • Heimwehfluh Rodelbahn Nr Interlaken.

    This is billed as "The Fun Hill", not for us it wasn't, it was raining for the second day in a row. We went up on the funicular, had a little walk around and looked at the views and watched a very nice model railway show. Then we decided to go down on the rodelbahn. Big mistake! My eldest son went down first. Myself and my three year old son were...

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Wengen Sports & Outdoors

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    Ice curling

    by sandysmith Written Nov 8, 2002

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    In the centre of Wengen is an ice rink and it was fun in the winter to wrap up warm and watch the ice curling activities.

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Wengen Favorites

  • Whats GOING on in Wengen...Info Web...

    WENGEN.COMIm not sure where else to put this but its a great information source about "things going on" around town.The web site provides information about some free events including village tours,current weather and forecasts, restaurants, hotels, and some events going on that are not free of charge.I used it in the prelininary stages when I was...

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  • Alpine Flowers...

    OK this wasnt my favorite thing about Wengen but this seemes like the best place to include this ...I was fortunate while hiking from Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg a variety of Alpine Flowers in bloom…between the altitudes of about 2345 meters (the peak of Mannlichen) and about 2061 meters (Kleine Scheidegg).If you might be traveling in the area...

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  • Favourite Hike

    The walk from Mannlichen (reached by gondola fronm centre of Wengen) to Kleine Scheidegg is surely on of the most scenic short alpine strolls in Switzerland - its certainly my favourite. The mountains seem so close you could almost touch them. The path winds around the side of the craggy Lauberhorn - the setting for a famous downhill race in the...

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