Jul 15, 2017 - 3:18 PM
Hi schmeeper and welcome to the forums!
I think AlanPrice misread your question, thinking you were asking about Mürren (which is on a shelf up above Lauterbrunnen Valley) rather than Meiringen.
Hands down Wengen is the best pick, IMO. It is a breathtakingly gorgeous car-free alpine village perched up above Lauterbrunnen Valley (on the opposite side from Mürren). The views are jaw-droppingly gorgeous and there are lots of wonderful trails that either start from there or are easily accessible. In contrast, Meiringen is a busy small town that is not in the mountains and is not very charming.
I have been to the region 20 times and have authored a document (written from a Wengen base) that describes many things to do and see. It is published in a series of 3 PDFs here on this site at