With its nostalgic wooden houses, numerous holiday chalets and Belle Époque hotels, this Bernese Oberland resort has preserved the authentic character of a mountain village. The terrace, which opens wide to the south-west, guarantees an above-average amount of sunshine. The pedestrian village of Wengen has been accessible since 1893 by the Wengernalpbahn from Lauterbrunnen, where car parks are available.
More than 500 km of signposted hiking trails and 15 ski lifts in the surrounding area lead you to the most beautiful vantage points in the Jungfrau region, for example the panorama trail between Wengen and Kleine Scheidegg, from where the view of the imposing Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau rock massif is particularly impressive. If you like adventure, you can try your hand at paragliding, rafting and canyoning. And if you want a fascinating experience, don’t miss the Eiger Trail at the foot of the Eiger North Face, a mountain hike of medium difficulty.
The 160 km of mountain bike trails make the hearts of all mountain bike enthusiasts beat faster and correspond to different levels of difficulty.
For more than a century, the Jungfraubahn has been taking visitors to Europe’s highest railway station at 3,454 metres above sea level. When you stand on the Jungfraujoch, the first thing you feel is that it is another world. An experience you must have had.
The site is now a World Heritage Site (Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch). The rack railway starts at Kleine Scheidegg and runs through a tunnel to provide year-round access to the roof of Europe.
The tunnel, seven kilometres long from Eigergletscher station, was dug between 1896 and 1912. Two stops allow you to take a look at the fascinating spectacle of the north face of the Eiger and the glacier. At the summit, visitors discover a fabulous world of ice, snow and rock, which they can admire from the panoramic terraces of the “Sphinx” and the “Plateau”, on the Aletsch Glacier or in the “Ice Palace”.
From the top station, the Royal Walk leads in 30 minutes to the 2345-metre-high summit. Along the way, seven information boards provide visitors with an insight into the fantastic world of the Alps.spectaculaire. Le téléphérique de la Wengen Männlichen AG propose à ses hôtes de nouvelles cabines, équipées d’un balcon en plein air sur leur toit. Les passagers accèdent à cette plateforme via un escalier en colimaçon et profitent durant tout le trajet d’un panorama unique sur la montagne et la nature majestueuses. En quelques minutes, les voyageurs atteignent la station supérieure du Männlichen à 2229 m d’altitude où la vue sur la triade des monts Eiger, Mönch et Jungfrau les surprendra.
Depuis la station supérieure, le sentier de petite randonnée « Royal Walk » mène en 30 minutes au sommet, à 2345 m d’altitude. En chemin, sept panneaux d’information permettent aux visiteurs de mieux connaître le fantastique monde alpin.
From the Männlichen at 2230 metres above sea level, the magnificent high altitude path leads southwards. Along the eastern flank of the Tschuggen, still at the same altitude, you reach Honegg. Then you make a loop around the rocky Lauberhorn foothills to reach the Grindelwaldblick mountain restaurant. Kleine Scheidegg (2061 m) is not far away.
Big station on Kleine Scheidegg: Two cog railways meet here, where you can discover the most beautiful region of the Bernese Oberland. For nature is very close at hand, and many excursions will tempt you : Would you rather go to the Jungfraujoch, hike the Eiger Trail or conquer the Lauberhorn?
Apart from the last of the Trümmelbach Falls, all the other waterfalls within the mountain have remained invisible since the last ice age, about 15,000 years ago, until 1877, when they were first man-made. Therefore, the name “Trümmelbach” does not convey an optical impression, which is often the case in the naming of waterfalls, but an acoustic one, as the name Trümmelbach is similar to that of Trommelbach, “Trommel” evoking the rolling of the drum.
The flow of the torrent is subject to large fluctuations: from December to March, it is only a trickle of water flowing under thick shells of ice. After the night frosts in April and October, the flow is limited to a few dozen litres per second. When the snow melts from April to June and then during the melting of the glaciers from June to September or after rainstorms, up to 20,000 litres of water per second flow through the rocks: the stream turns into a tumultuous torrent.
What flows and roars in summer comes to a standstill in the icy silence of winter, leaving it all to the stone to express itself.