Located in the Bernese Oberland and sharing a ski area with Grindelwald, Wengen is a calm, car-free village located on a wind-protected sunny terrace.
The picture-postcard village is peppered with traditional Swiss timber houses and chalets from the belle époque era. It is quite the romantic location for anyone looking to enjoy ambience from a previous time period while cosying up by the fireplace.
Ideal for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of larger or busier ski resorts, Wengen is a great winter playground for families and snow-sport newbies thanks to its gentle nursery slopes in the village centre.
It is also home to the awe-inspiring Trümmelbach Falls, the world’s only glacier waterfalls and an impressive sledding track that attracts just as many people as the ski area.
How to get there
The nearest airports to Wengen are Bern and Zurich. Transfer times from Zurich airport to Wengen by road and rail are about two hours and three hours respectively. Wengen is car-free so the last part of the journey from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen is by train.
There are international airports at Bern, Zurich and Geneva. Bern airport is actually nearest to Wengen, but Zurich and Geneva airports offer many more flights throughout the day and, therefore, they are usually easier and cheaper to fly to from Australia. Distances and travelling times from the airports to Lauterbrunnen are as follows:
Bern airport 102km / 1 hour 25 minutes
Zurich airport 144km / 1 hour 45 minutes
Geneva airport 234km / 2 hours 30 minutes
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Train airport transfers to Wengen from Zurich and Geneva Airports are available through Skimax.
Zurich and Geneva airport have a rail terminal with direct train connections via Bern to Interlaken Ost and onwards to Lauterbrunnen. The last bit of the journey by rail from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen takes about 15 minutes and the last train to Wengen departs at 23:45.
From Zurich airport to Wengen by rail takes 3 hours, changing trains three times if taking one of the direct trains to Bern from Zurich airport or four times if necessary to change at Zurich main station.
From Geneva airport to Wengen by rail takes about 3 hours 50 minutes, changing three times at Bern, Interlaken Ost and Lauterbrunnen.
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“Wengen is a small traditional Swiss village, perfect for familes. You have access to 3 ski areas all on the one lift ticket plus the longest sledding track in the world (a must try!).”
Josh, Reservations Consultant
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