Wengen - Sightseeing and hiking

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Tschingelhorn and Gspaltenhorn, seen from Männlichen.
© H. Heij

Attractions and hiking in the Jungfrau region

Below are the attractions and hiking trails we recommend if you stay in Wengen.

SIGHTSEEING IN AND AROUND WENGEN

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Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

The highest train station in Europe is located in a magnificent landscape of eternal snow and glaciers.

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  • Attraction type: scenic trip;
    natural site, mountain top, by train
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Jungfrau region (Bernese Oberland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Golden Pass line

Beautiful scenic train ride from Lucerne via the Bernese Oberland lakes to Montreux.

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Schilthorn

The James Bond mountain, and one of the best places to view the Jungfrau massif.

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  • Attraction type: natural site, mountain top, by cable car
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Jungfrau region (Bernese Oberland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Schynige Platte

Take the cogwheel train up to Schynige Platte for superb views of the Jungfrau massif and the lakes.

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Jungfrau region in one day

Don't have much time, or looking for an introduction to the region? This one day trip in the Jungfrau region makes sure you won't miss the best spots.

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Entrance ticket to the Grindelwald Glacier Canyon

Entrance ticket for an independent walk in the impressive Grindelwald Glacier Canyon. The walk in the canyon takes less than two hours.

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Ski rental & lift ticket for experienced skiers in the Jungfrau region

An offer for experienced skiers or snow boarders: rent top equipment for 1, 2 or 3 days. You can browse a large selection of gear. A ski hire technician will assist you. Lift and train tickets to reach the slopes in the Jungfrau region are included, as well as equipment insurance.

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Jungfraujoch guided small group tour from Interlaken

Unlike many other tours to Jungfraujoch, this one also includes a guided tour along all the attractions on the mountain. The entire tour is done by train (better than coach). Seat reservations for the leg up the mountain are included. This is small group tour, so you can easily ask questions.

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Small group tour to the Schilthorn and Mürren from Interlaken

You'll meet your guide at the Interlaken train station. The guide will take you on the train to Lauterbrunnen, then the bus and cable car to the top of the Schilthorn. The Thrill Walk half way up the mountain is included as well. The guide will show you the alpine village of Mürren on the way back.

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  • Attraction type: natural site, mountain top, by train;
    natural site, mountain top, by cable car
  • Escort: private guide
  • Region: Interlaken (Bernese Oberland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
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1-hour tour of Interlaken by minibus

There is no quicker introduction to the town of Interlaken than this one hour tour. Recommended for your first day in the area. Your guide drives you to Lake Thun, the nearby villages of Matten and Bönigen, and Lake Brienz. Pickup and drop-off from various hotels in the center of town.

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REGIONAL HIKING SUGGESTIONS

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First - Bachsee - First

Popular trail to a beautiful mountain lake.

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  • Hiking time: 2h30
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 2149 - 2300 m
  • Distance: 5.8 km
  • Terrain: meadow, high alpine terrain
  • Region: Jungfrau region (Bernese Oberland)

First - Schynige Platte

Long demanding one or two day hike with plenty of views of the Jungfrau region.

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  • Hiking time: 6h00
  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Elevation: 1924 - 2613 m
  • Distance: 15.0 km
  • Terrain: meadow, high alpine terrain
  • Region: Jungfrau region (Bernese Oberland)

Grütschalp - Mürren

Easy, popular, beautiful trail on the western plateau above the Lauterbrunnen valley.

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Männlichen - Kleine Scheidegg

Popular panoramic route across the high alpine meadows to Kleine Scheidegg.

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Schynige Platte

Beautiful panorama trail with alpine flowers and views of the Jungfrau.

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First - Grosse Scheidegg

Easy walk across alpine meadows with great views of the Jungfrau massif.

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Grosse Scheidegg - Meiringen

Great scenery during this hike that starts just above the tree line and leads through forests.

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Lauterbrunnen - Stechelberg

Walk along the impressive Staubbach Fall in the beautiful Lauterbrunnen valley.

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Wengen - Kleine Scheidegg

Demanding hike with lots of views across the Jungfrau region.

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Wengernalp - Kleine Scheidegg

Easy trail with superb views, ending at the Kleine Scheidegg, with a view of the famous Jungfrau.

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