The Village

Wengen is one of very few car-free resort villages in Europe, although there are a few service vehicles, local farm vehicles, electric vehicles for taxiing to and from the railway station. This creates a tranquil atmosphere throughout the village and reduces traffic noise.

Wengen is serviced by the Wengernalpbahn (WAB), a rack railway, and the village is accessible directly from Lauterbrunnen, or by train from Grindelwald via Kleine Scheidegg, as well as by a series of gondola lifts from Grindelwald via Männlichen. In Kleine Scheidegg, the mountain pass at the foot of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, passengers must disembark and change trains to travel down to Grindelwald and Grund. The rail service from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen railway station runs daily from early in the morning until very late at night and is the most intensively operated section of the Wengernalpbahn. There are approximately 40 services between Lauterbrunnen to Wengen every day.

The journey between Lauterbrunnen and Wengen takes around 14 – 17 minutes.  All freight is delivered by rail from Lauterbrunnen into a depot underneath the passenger railway station, and refuse is returned from the village also by rail. Every day one or two goods trains goes from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen and back carrying large items such as furniture.

The cable car Luftseilbahn Wengen-Männlichen operates seasonally. The view from the cable car and from Männlichen above, affords clear vistas of Wengen and much of Lauterbrunnen Valley and small villages.

Wengen is well served by many good quality hotels of a standard to suit all tastes and budgets. More information can be found at

Most of the 20 or so restaurants in Wengen are located in hotels and many of them serve traditional Swiss food as well as offering international fare. Again, more information is available at