Altitude: 1274 Meters

Wengen in short

  • Pedestrian resort with beautiful hotels
  • Fantastic skiing, in particular, ski touring
  • Large ski area together with Grindelwald

Wengen is an almost completely pedestrian village in Switzerland that can only be reached by train. With its beautiful stylish hotels and the majestic 4000m-high peaks which surround it, Wengen is a ski resort that stays in your memory for a long time. One of the highlights of the skiing in this fantastic ski resort is the world cup downhill run of Lauberhorn where expert skiers can put their skills to the test. A must-see on your trip to Wengen is the Jungfraujoch, otherwise known as the Top of Europe, which offers stunning views of two glaciers and the surrounding mountain peaks.

Wengen shares its ski slopes with Grindelwald, on the flanks of the Kleine Scheidegg and the Männlichen mountains. The two ski resorts are part of the Jungfrau Region. With more than 200km of ski slopes, the Jungfrau Region provides almost unlimited scope for skiers of all levels. The downhill ski area of the nearby ski resort of Mürren is easy to reach by train from here too. If you're looking for a more relaxing activity, you can also enjoy some lovely walks in the area around Wengen. The Jungfrau Region has announced a new lift to be inaugurated for the 2020/21 season. The 3S Eigerexpress will take skiers from Grindelwald to the Eiger Glacier, from where they can ski down into Wengen. A perfect way to spend a day at the Jungfrau Region!

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Skiing in the Jungfrau Region

In total, the Jungfrau Region is divided into four broad ski areas: Grindelwald-Wengen, Grindelwald-First, Meiringen-Hasliberg and Mürren-Schilthorn. Thanks to its central location, it's easy to reach all the ski areas from Wengen. The slopes closest to Wengen are mostly blue slopes, but more challenging red slopes are easily accessible in neighbouring Grindelwald. Expert skiers must try the Lauberhorn World Cup downhill run. At 4.2km long with a vertical drop of over 1000m, this is the longest World Cup run and has seen speeds of over 160km/h. You can try out this race track for yourself but only after the race takes place in January. Freestylers will find limited snow parks in Wengen but can head to the White Elements Snowpark in Grindelwald First.

Off the slopes in Wengen

If you've ever wanted to learn to drive a piste basher, this is your chance: the Jungfrau Region does all-night tours. Another nighttime activity is sledging on the illuminated Eiger Run, a 3.5km track that dips and curves through the forest from Alpiglen to Brandegg. Don't forget to warm up later with a fondue in the alpine chalet! Wengen advertises almost unlimited hiking and sledging trails, a fantastic way to explore this beautiful corner of Switzerland. Maybe stop in at classy Interlaken where the bourgeoisie used to spend the summer! The Jungfrau Region closes out the ski season with Snowpenair, a music festival which brings international stars to the open-air stage at the Kleine Scheidegg.

Family ski holidays at Wengen

Ski holidays with the children at Wengen and the Jungfrau Region are sure to be a hit! At the Männlichen Children's Paradise your little ones can learn to make their first turns in total confidence. The kids' area is equipped with a magic carpet and two Pinocchio lifts (man, kids have it so easy these days!). When they're ready to move on to more difficult slopes, Wengen offers some great blue runs for continuing to build confidence on skis. Kids ski free on Saturdays when accompanied by an adult lift pass holder.

 Apres-ski & entertainment Wengen

Restaurants 23 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 21 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos 4 Concert hall -
Cinema 1  

 Ski school and ski lessons Wengen

No. of ski schools 3Private ski lessons CHF 50
No. of ski instructors 120Ski lessons6 Days, 18 Hours, CHF 170
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessons6 Days, 18 Hours, CHF 170
Ski lessons in Cross-country skiing -

 Book ski schools in Wengen online

Kids-Ski-Lessons 8 Offers available
Adult-Ski-Lessons 8 Offers available
Snowboard-Lessons 7 Offers available
Ski-Touring 1 Offers available
Off-Piste-Skiing 3 Offers available
Telemark-Skiing 2 Offers available
Cross-Country-Skiing 1 Offers available
Park-&-Freestyle 1 Offers available

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 Facilities Wengen

No. of hotels 22 Supermarkets 2
Total no. of hotel beds 2295 Banks
Total no. of beds 5000

 Tourist information for Wengen

Wengen Tourismus
0041 - 033 - 8568585

 Distances from Wengen

Railway station
Wengen - by bus
Bern approx. 80 km
From the motorway:approx. 20 km 30 minuten by car

 Wengen for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet
Playground Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round -

  Leisure & sports activities Wengen

Public saunaFootpaths 70 km
Fitness centreTorchlight descent -
Public solarium Indoor ice rink
Massage Outdoor ice rink
Spa & wellness Curling
Indoor swimming pool Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding -
Paragliding Snowmobile tours -
Indoor tennis court - Toboggan run
Squash court -

Ski blog about Wengen

7 August 2020 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Geneva is a wonderful jumping-off point for many ski resorts. Located on the border between France, Switzerland and Germany, it is within short reach of some of the best skiing in the Alps. And with many budget airlines offering cheap flights into Geneva, there has never been a better time to plan your ski holiday starting from this international city. Once you’ve landed, renting a car is an easy way to get to your destination with all your ski gear, but it’s also possible to take trains. Here i... More ›
(Photo: © Spalder by Thijs Termeer)

17 September 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Part of the reason we love our ski holidays so much is because they give us the chance to be at one with nature. So, smelly car exhaust fumes aren't exactly welcome! For this reason, more and more ski resorts are banning cars in the village centre. The only "vehicles" allowed are electric taxis and horse-drawn carriages. Pedestrians have priority and you'll see people wandering down the middle of the streets carrying their skis or even skiing right through the village centre! Here are 10 of our ... More ›

6 June 2019 by Danielle in 'Latest news''

The Jungfrau Region will inaugurate two new lifts for the 2019-20 ski season. The "V-cableway" - so called because both lifts will start from the same base station - will transport skiers and snowboarders to the Eiger Glacier and the Männlichen in record time. The lifts will make it much faster to reach the slopes of the Jungfrau Region. The new lifts will also facilitate access to the Jungfraujoch, otherwise known as the Top of Europe. Construction of the lifts was started in 2018 and the first... More ›

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Ski area
Jungfrau Region

Jungfrau Region
Total slopes 284 (km)
Blue slopes 106 km
Red slopes 141 km
Black slopes 37 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (49 )
Drag lifts 13
Chair lifts 24
Gondola lifts 12
Train 6
70 cm
20 cm