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Best known for being frequent host to various international skiing competition, not least of which is the annual Lauberhorn race, which takes place every January, Wengen Switzerland is one of most excellent ski resorts in Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland.
The village of Wengen Switzerland is located in the heart of the country, approximately 190 km or 118 miles from Zurich and the nearest international airport. It lies right on a shoulder of the Alpine pastures and forests where you can get a dazzling view of Jungfrau, arguably the most spectacular mountain in the Swiss Alps.
Offering perfectly kept paths and unique points of view of the various scenic points in Switzerland, Wengen is no doubt one of the most visually spectacular places to visit in the country. Walking is pure delight along adventure trails and romantic footpaths, which are regularly cleared of snow even during the winter. And skiing is taken to a wholly different level with your time divided between the sport and luxuriating in any of the various top-class ski resorts dotting the mountainside.
In the winter, the major activity in Wengen is, of course, skiing with every conceivable slope busy with skiers well into April. However, once the snow clears or receded, the car-free village is prime for a plethora of activities, starting with:
Ice or snow, panoramic views, and train rides – these are only some of the things that Wengen Switzerland mountain excursions have to offer. Jangfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe, is a great place to start with its Ice Palace and fantastic Sphinx observation hall. Also, check out the Schilthorn-Piz Gloria, the world’s first revolving restaurant. With an altitude of almost 3,000 meters, it offers a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of some 200 snow-peaked mountains.
Wengen Switzerland is conveniently located near fascinating cities, making it an excellent starting point if you are planning a city excursion some time during your trip.
Bern, the country’s capital, is only a two-hour rail trip from Wengen Switzerland. Lucerne, the City of Lights and one of Switzerland’s most popular destinations for city excursions, is also located nearby, approximately 2.5 hours of travel from Wengen. In Lucerne, you will find the historic Chapel Bridge, plus plenty of opportunity for elegant shopping.
With its excellent railway system, it’s not a surprise that one of the attractions to a vacation in Wengen Switzerland is full-day rail excursions. One such trip is the Montreaux on Lake Geneva, which takes you across the “border” between German and French-speaking Switzerland. For even greater enjoyment, combine this particular Wengen Switzerland trip with wine-tasting.