Summer holidays to Wengen, Switzerland for summer 2023 & 2024 with SNO® Summer holidays to Wengen, Switzerland for summer 2023 & 2024 with SNO® Summer holidays to Wengen, Switzerland for summer 2023 & 2024 with SNO®
Highlights: • Climbing on the Eiger • 500km+ walking trails • See the Trümmelbach Falls
The circular walking tour around Wengen takes you to view points at Mönchblick, Hunnenfluh, Leiterhorn and Staubbachbänkli and it’s easy to spot the mightily impressive Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks from these spots. However, our favourite view in Wengen is actually of the waterfall directly across from Staubbachbänkli – the waters of the Staubbach waterfall cascade over a 300m cliff face into the valley beneath, and was the inspiration for a J. W. Goethe poem more than 200 years ago. The Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg walk is probably the most popular route around here. Reaching the Männlichen by cable car in about five minutes from Wengen, from here the marked path winds its way through flower - filled alpine meadows along the mountain side of the Tschuggen and the Lauberhorn to the Kleine Scheidegg. At this elevation you truly feel amongst the mountain; bring a coat though because it gets chilly!
Car free since 1893, Wengen can only be reached by the Wengernalp railway from nearby Lauterbrunnen. This makes the remote village a safe haven for cyclists, who have no vehicles to tussle with. There are two established cycle routes that run through Wengen. The stunning backdrop of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau provide the enterainment on the 43km Grindewald to Interlaken ride. You’ll get the best views on the descent to Lauterbrunnen. The other ride is the 27km Mürren trail which takes you to the south west of Wengen, into the valley and beneath the mountains.
The side roads connecting the Lauterbrunnen valley are perfect for road biking; our favourite route heads north out of Wengen on the road around the Mannlichen, down through some tight hairpins and then into the Grindelwald side of the valley. From here head east and then follow the Abfahrt 23 all the way back around the Mannlichen until you’re back in Wengen. Alternatively, take a different from Grindelwald and head towards Interlaken, then catch the train home.
E-bikes can be used on any of the trails in the region and are available to rent in nearby Grindelwald.