Wengen is a beautiful car-free village in the Bernese Oberland, on a sunny shelf beneath the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains. Mürren is a little more peaceful and probably better for hikers.  Grindelwald is larger, with more lifts up into the mountains and more things to do in general, but Wengen strikes a nice balance for a lot of people.

Main Attractions

Trümmelbach Falls

In the Lauterbrunnen Valley, these falls have cut a gorge so narrow they actually appear to fall inside the mountain.

Schynige Platte

The Schynige Platte cogweel train takes you to a beautiful viewpoint high on the ridge separating the lakes around Interlaken from the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains.


Switzerland’s highest railway station – there are tunnels carved into the ice, but the main attraction is the view of the Aletsch glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps.


Tours & Other Resources

Self-Guided Bernese Oberland Traverse – Part A is a great choice for anyone, and especially for early-season hikes, families, and people of varying abilities…