High above the Lauterbrunnen valley and with a fantastic view of the world-famous Jungfrau massif, lies a small patch of paradise. But Wengen is not only the sunniest village of the Bernese Oberland: at any time of the year, nature invites you to be explored and enjoyed respectfully.
The icy air sweeps over your face, snow crunches under your feet — meanwhile, your eyes glance upon the alpine panorama, stretching over the horizon in its most beautiful splendour. Atop the Jungfraujoch, 3,454 metres above sea level, the inexplicably overwhelming feeling persists: This is a different world. One to be experienced.
Wengen offers a variety of activities to make your holiday unforgettable.
So that you do not climb the mountain in vain, however, you can always use webcams about the current weather conditions in the area. Discover Wengen live and interactive.
In the middle of the village centre, young and old alike will get their money’s worth. The open-air ice rink in Wengen is appreciated way beyond the Lauterbrunnen valley for its superbly prepared artificial ice. A charming natural ice rink is also available for Christmas and New Year (depending on annual weather conditions).
Two valleys, three mountain ranges and over 200 km of perfectly groomed slopes: the Jungfrau Ski Region above Wengen is one of the most popular and spectacular winter sports destinations in Europe. From gentle pistes and fun parks to challenging steep slopes and race tracks, there is everything your heart desires.
From Wengen, the aerial cableway takes you directly to Männlichen station — and to the fun of tobogganing! The exciting route leads over 1000 meters down into the valley and offers (besides a breathtaking view) a lot of fun for young and old.
Around the Lauberhorn there are various wonderful winter hiking trails that cover all levels of experience. The route lengths range from a few kilometres easily manageable during an afternoon to extensive daily routes. Hands down the best opportunity to enjoy the beauty of nature from up close.
Around Wengen there are 27 km of cross-country trails, most of which are also suitable for beginners. The route “Lauterbrunnen-Stechelberg-Lauterbrunnen” with its 12km is one of the longest in the region: it leads past the white Lütschine and icy waterfalls and ends at the rear of the Lauterbrunnen valley.
Curling combines precision work with playful relaxation: fun is the main focus, and the winner will be the one who applies his fine touch to the best stones. There’s hardly a better place to learn the traditional sport: on the Wengen artificial ice rink offers covered and open-air areas alike. Lessons can be booked during the winter season.
More than 500km of marked hiking trails are awaiting your feet! Between April and November, the landscape around Wengen offers unique hiking trails that allow nature-loving people (and those who would like to reconnect with it again) fantastic insights into the flora and fauna of the Alpine Jungfrau region.
It doesn’t have to be the Eiger north face just yet: four via ferratas in the Jungfrau region allow even less extremely inclined people to enjoy the rush and sense of freedom only alpine climbing can provide. In winter, the many high alpine mountain tours offer spectacular experiences and impressions.
There are also plenty of activities for adventurers off the beaten track. Have you ever tried canyoning? Or why not discover the Jungfrau region’s third dimension: From helicopter tours to paragliding with an experienced tandem pilot, there’s enough options to satisfy all tastes.
Pack your parachute! The Lauterbrunnen valley hosts over 20,000 jumps per year. with its steep cliffs, green pastures and breath-taking alpine scenery is an ideal jumping area. The participation is only suitable for experienced and safe base jumpers.
Buckle up, and off you go: with the First-Flieger you glide down a whole 50 metres over the alpine pastures into the valley. Optimally secured in the sturdy harness, up to four people can enjoy the race from First to Schreckfeld. Revel in the freedom of the third dimension — and discover a new perspective on the Alpine world.
Summer has its fair offer of fast and furious action. Steer your Summer Gemel® over the starting line, at 2’225 m above sea level — and enjoy the six-kilometre long descent to the middle station Holenstein! The green toboggan run takes you along untouched mountain meadows and romantic Swiss pine forests through the Bernese Alps.
The fans of larger two-wheelers will also get their fix in Wengen. In just a few minutes, the BLM aerial cableway takes you and your bike to Grütschalp. From here you glide down the Grütsch Trail into the valley: trail and north shore areas, steeply sloping sections and wonderful flow passages allow you to overcome all boundaries.
Around Wengen and in the entire Lauterbrunnen valley there are various bike trails for all levels. Particularly recommendable is the Alpine Stage #12: The ascent at the foot of the Eiger north face takes you to Kleine Scheidegg, from where you’ll enjoy a flawlessly flowing experience in the majestic neighbourhood of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau — careful not to fall in love with this route…