Located on a sunny plateau at 1,274 m altitude at the heart of the Bernese Alps, Wengen offers an exceptional panorama overlooking both the Jungfrau Mountain and the narrow Lauterbrunnen valley.
For many hundreds of years before alpine tourism emerged in the region, Wengen was a farming community only reachable by foot.
Throughout the 19th century the Jungfrau region was discovered by travelers, mainly British, but tourism only flourished after the rack railway Wengernalpbahn opened in 1893, connecting Wengen to Lauterbrunnen.
Shortly after that, in 1896, the construction of the Jungfraubahn was launched., This initiative of Zürich-based businessman Adolf Guyer-Zeller resulted in the opening of the highest railway station in Europe located on the Jungfraujoch, 3,454 meter above sea-level. Every day still, visitors are overwhelmed by the magnificent views of the Aletsch Glacier.
Many ski races and curling competitions have been held in Wengen over the years, but the most remarkable one takes place mid-January when Wengen hosts the Lauberhorn World Cup alpine ski races. Right in front of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, tens of thousands of supporters witness the world’s best skiers race down the longest downhill course in the world.
Many generations have chosen the Männlichen-Kleine Scheidegg ski region as their favorite. 110 km of superbly prepared slopes and 30 km of toboggan runs right in front of the stunning silhouettes of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau guarantee skiing, snowboarding or sledging days to remember.
Modern transport facilities and an ingenious snow-making system provide the technical framework for carefree curves and many meters of altitude difference.
We collaborate closely with Central Sport, right next to the Mänlichen cable car and ski arrival point, for all ski-related services and the storage of your favourite equipment.
During summer more than 500 km of panoramic hiking trails are waiting for you. For daredevils rafting, canyoning, paragliding and bungee jumping are amongst the possibilities.
Or what about an excursion to the Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn or Trümmelbach Falls?