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Where to stay

Wengen has accommodations in all price ranges, from inexpensive hostels to four- and five-star hotels. You can also rent an apartment or chalet by the week; see my Wengen Web links page for details.

What do do

Besides hiking, there are plenty of things to see and do in Wengen and its surrounding area. Possibilties include:

  • Jungfraujoch Railway.
  • Männlichen aerial cablecar.
  • Trümmelbach Falls.
  • Staubbach Waterfall (near Lauterbrunnen).
  • Wengernalp (where you can watch avalanches on the Jungfrau during summer).
  • Lake steamer rides on the Thunersee and Brienzersee near Interlaken.
  • Excursions to Interlaken, Thun, the Swiss Open-Air Museum at Brienz, or the Swiss capital of Bern with its parliament buildings and bear pits.

Getting to Wengen

Wengen is served by the Wengernalp Railway (WAB), whose cogwheel locomotives and narrow-gauge carriages take about 22 minutes to reach Lauterbrunnen from the Interlaken Ost railway station, then spend another 14 minutes climbing the mountainside to Wengen. (Interlaken is easy to reach via Bern, Lucerne, or Brig if you're coming from the Zürich or Geneva airport.) For more details on Swiss railways (including an interactive train schedule), see my Swiss Official Timetable article.

Driving is trickier. You'll have to park your car in Lauterbrunnen, then take the train to Wengen. (Watch for parking signs as you approach Lauterbrunnen.)

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