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Nearest airports: Bern (63km); Zurich (144km); Basel (170km); Geneva (225km)
On rail network: YES
Charming, peaceful, car-free Wengen lies on a sunny terrace high above the Lauterbrunnen valley. Being exclusively accessible by train, it is a noise-free and safe holiday location.
The fresh mountain air provides a boundless energy for the pursuit of outdoor activities. Wengen is part of the Jungfrau ski region which includes the resorts of Grindelwald, Murren, Haslital and Lauterbrunnen and which, in winter gives skiers and snowboarders access to 206km of pistes set against the jagged backdrop of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks. The village is also an excellent starting point for various excursions in the Jungfrau Region including the gondola to the summit of the Männlichen, hikes on the Kleine Scheidegg and the scenically splendid mountain railway to the Jungfraujoch, the highest station in Europe (3,454m), as well as the legendary ride from Mürren to the Schilthorn, made famous by James Bond.
Thanks to the Lauberhorn Race, which takes place in each January, Wengen has made a name for itself in the world. The 4.5km-long descent of the Ski World Cup annually attracts tens of thousands of skiing enthusiasts. A venture down this famous descent on skis is a must and an unforgettable experience for every visitor.
Getting to resort
Travelling from Bern or Basel: take the Motorway (A8). Take direction Interlaken Ost/Luzern and use the first exit after the tunnel to Wilderswil then follow the road to Lauterbrunnen. When travelling from Zurich take the motorway in direction to Luzern/Interlaken. The route goes over the Brünig gap which is open in summer and winter. Before you reach Interlaken you take the exit Wilderswil.
depart from Zurich
airports to Bern where passengers can continue on to Interlaken Ost/ Lauterbrunnen. Total journey time approx. 2.5 hours/3 hours
airport take the airport bus
to the central Bern station for onward train
connections via Interlaken Ost/Lauterbrunnen.
Wengen is car-free and accessed by train from Lauterbrunnen. There is a car park in Lauterbrunnen at the entrance to the village on the left. Reservation
can be made online (recommended in winter). From the car park the elevator takes you to the 7th floor which connects to the railway platform. There is a ticket machine on the platform (takes CHF and credit cards) or passengers can buy tickets at the ticket office (cross over the rails). The ticket desk is open until 20.00.
If the car park is full, please drive your car to the train station first and unload it, then drive on to the car park at the church or further on and park your car. The post bus will take you free of charge back to the train station.
There are international train
connections to and from all neighbouring countries which will bring you into Interlaken Ost and from there by regional train or bus (late evening) to Lauterbrunnen. From Lauterbrunnen the train departs to Wengen every 30 minutes, from 8:30 pm every hour until 2:40 am. Journey time 14 minutes. Timetables
Once in resort the entrance to the ski lifts is directly in the village.