What to do in Wengen

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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Golden Pass line

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

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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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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

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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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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Half a day at Kleine Scheidegg for your first ski lesson

You'll reach Kleine Scheidegg by cogwheel train (tickets not included) and meet your ski instructor there. You'll learn how to ski with the famous Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains in the background! Ski gear is included. This activity takes about 3 hours.

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Half day ski or snowboard class in the Jungfrau region

This is a small group ski class, making this a much more affordable way to experience skiing than a private lesson. All gear like skis, helmet and boots is included. You can be driven to Grindelwald from Interlaken or any of the nearby villages, or you make your own way to Grindelwald if you prefer.

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Two hour snow shoe tour in the Jungfrau region

Enjoy two hours of snowshoeing in the snowy Jungfrau region near Interlaken. Snacks, water, snowshoes and a professional guided are included.

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A day of snowshoeing and sledding in the Jungfrau region

You'll be picked up in Interlaken or any of the nearby villages, and take the cableway to Sulwald to start your snowshoe tour in the forests. Next, you'll enjoy the included Swiss cheese fondue lunch. Finally you go sledding down the mountain to Isenfluh, where the return ride starts.

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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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