Hi Semsel -
<<"Sep 6 : cable car from Grindelwald Grund to Mannlichen,walk to Kleine Scheidegg to Wengen. Explore Wengen.... [Alpenrose wrote] - "Do I understand correctly that you intend to walk from Kleine Scheidegg to Wengen? I haven't done this hike myself, but most people just hike to Wengernalp and then get the train the rest of the way to Wengen. From what I recall, I think this is because the trail from Wengernalp to Wengen is quite steep, and there are no scenic views, as it is mostly through woods. Perhaps someone who has done this part of the walk could give you some better information.">>
I have walked from Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg many times and will go back at every chance I have. In some of my photos I use the caption" Grannies' Walk" which is one nickname for the trail. My granddaughter was 8 years old at the time of the attached photos. My wife and I walked from Kleine Scheidegg all the way to Wengen (not just Wengernalp) only once. That was a long long time ago. I don't remember all the details. I do remember that we said that we would not do it again. We had sore and tired legs at at the end of the walk, and we were disappointed at the views....could not see the valley. From this map you can see that the easiest trail goes right along the tracks most of the way to Wengen: map.geo.admin.ch/?topic=ech&lang=en&bgLa yer=ch.swisstopo.pixel karte-farbe&layers=ch.bav.ha ltestellen-oev,ch.swisstopo.swiss tlm3d-wanderwege&X=159841.74 &Y=638480.37&zoom=6 I recall that, although you can see the surrounding mountains, you cannot really see much of the valley. Flip the map to aerial view if you are not used to the map conventions, and you can indeed see woods along some of the route after Wengernalp. The train gives you as much view, but in a shorter time. If you go all the way to Wengen (800 meters altitude change) you'll likely have sore knees ( unless you are really used to downhill walking.) That is too much altitude change especially aftter a 200 or 300 meters on the M->KS trail. The walk to Wengernalp is more manageable, with only a 200 meter elevation change. If I were doing it, I'd take the train down to Wengen, but certainly the walk partway down from Kleine Scheidegg is an option. However, I'd hesitate to do any of the walks with a 2 year old, and I'd reconfirm that the 2300 meters altitude (Männlichen) is not a problem for the 2 year old.
<<"If Wengen is more beautiful we would like to stay there. But how accessible and convenient it is to transfer with luggage in public transport, I heard it is a car-free area. considering this point,can you suggest any nice economic hotels?">>
Some hotels are near the station. This map is supposed to show accommodations, but is not very thorough.
map.search.ch/?pos=637094,161732&z=10 24&poi=bar,bergbahn,ha ltestelle,hotel,restau rant,zug
Google Maps does a better job:
www.google.com/maps/pl ace/Wengen,+3823+Laute rbrunnen,+Switzerland/ @46.6055518,7.9203229, 18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x 478fa1c61e6dd461:0xb1a 996face2f0381!8m2!3d46 .6054335!4d7.9215399
Many hotels have a pick up service with electric carts.. If you telephone once you are at the Wengen train station, they'll pick you up. Check with a hotel before you book.
And, of course, they will return you and your bags at the end of the trip. Not all hotels do that....ask. And, study the maps for altitude. The hillside below the station is pretty steep.
This is a useful bit of reading:
If you want to put together a tight itinerary, and "cover" various places, assuming that the kids can manage it, check out and work the timetable:
I don't know how to estimate time for "cover" because "cover" can have a wide range of meanings, depending on the people involved, personal preferences, and the weather. If you have thick clouds, you can't see anything.......
The timetable gives cableway information as well as train information. If you use the Wengen listings, you will see Wengen Wengiboden ( the bottom station of the cableway), and if you go up to Männlichen you will see LWM ( Lauterbrunnen-Wengen-Männlichen). Männlichen GGM is from Grindelwald to Männlichen. The stations are a hundred or so meters apart at Männlichen. Check the maps.