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Wengen Switzerland: Our stay in this car-free town

If planning a stay in Switzerland, consider visiting the charming village of Wengen in the heart of the Swiss Alps.

We spent four days in Wengen on our last Switzerland trip and found some of the best scenery we’ve ever seen. It’s also a very tranquil town, so that may be good or bad depending on what you’re looking for.

Wengen Switzerland

Wengen is a very small, and quiet town. There’s no cars in this village, the only way to get there is via train.

Walking around town (which doesn’t take long) you notice the lack of vehicle noise. It’s almost entirely silent. It’s great for admiring the amazing views of this town, but it’s also

Best Things to Do in Wengen

Take a Cable Car Ride

One of the best ways to see the Bernese Oberland is to take a cable car ride. For an unforgettable experience, take a modern cable car up to Mannlichen from downtown Wengen. This cable car has a fenced-in viewing platform that allows you to stand on the roof! See our complete Mannlichen review here.

Mannlichen View

This was our favorite part of staying in Wengen, it was really easy to get up to Mannlichen. In the picture above, we’re looking down on Wengen from Mannlichen

Take a Train Ride to Kleine Scheidegg, then Junfraujoch

One of the most scenic train rides you’ll find is the one that takes you from Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg. This 50-minute journey takes you through the Lauterbrunnen Valley and up to the foot of the Jungfrau, the highest mountain in the Swiss Alps.

Wengen To Jungfraujoch

After arriving at Kleine Scheidegg, continue the journey up to the top of Jungraujoch for an unforgettable day trip.

Junfraujoch features snow year-round. We took the picture below in June! Make sure to read our complete guide to Jungfraujoch.


Enjoy the Best Views in Wengen

There’s amazing views in town of Lauterbrunnen below. Here’s the view from our rooftop VRBO in Wengen!

Go Hiking

The Bernese Oberland is a paradise for hikers of all skill levels. Wengen’s most popular hiking trails include the Eiger and Panorama Trails.

Explore the Trümmelbach Falls

Trummelbach Falls

The Trümmelbach Falls are a series of ten waterfalls located inside a mountain. The melting glaciers of the Jungfrau feed the falls and are a must-visit attraction for nature lovers.

You can reach the falls by taking a short bus ride from Lauterbrunnen, which is just under Lauterbrunnen.

Visit the Local Swimming Pool and Ice Rink

If you visit Wengen in the summer, you can cool off at the local swimming pool, though it doesn’t get real warm in Wengen. In winter, you can hit the ice rink and try ice skating.

Best Places to Stay in Wengen

If you plan a trip to Wengen, you will want to stay in a comfortable and convenient hotel. Here are some of our top picks for the best places to stay in Wengen:

Our Pick

Hotel Silberhorn

The Hotel Silberhorn is a family-run hotel that offers comfortable rooms and stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

The hotel is located in the heart of Wengen and is a great place to stay.

Our Pick

Hotel Edelweiss

The Hotel Edelweiss is a charming hotel in Wengen. The hotel offers comfortable rooms and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. It is a great place to stay to relax and unwind.

Our Pick

Hotel Schönegg

Hotel Schönegg is a 3-star charming hotel located right in the center of Wengen.

With its stunning mountain views, comfortable accommodations, and excellent amenities, the hotel is a popular destination for travelers seeking a relaxing and unforgettable vacation.

Best VRBOs and Other Hotels in Wengen:


Wengen is a charming small town with amazing views, but it’s the quietest town we’ve ever stayed in.

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