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Kleine Scheidegg - Wengen (Nr. 66)

Winter hiking trail with a view of the Lauberhorn ski race course 

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH - 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12
grindelwald.swiss
info@grindelwald.swiss

It’s an easy train ride from Grindelwald or via Lauterbrunnen-Wengen to the mountain railway station on Kleine Scheidegg. The spectacular view of the Eiger North Face will take your breath away on arrival.  

Once you’ve reached the top, cross the railway track and follow the signposted and well-maintained winter hiking trail downhill, past the Hundschopf to the Wengernalp.  The trail continues to meander gently downhill, passing through some wooded areas, until you reach the Allmend.  The magnificent sunny terrace of the Allmend mountain restaurant is the perfect place to sit and take a well-deserved break. 

Re-energised, we continue our descent towards Wengen. From a distance, you can already see the first houses.  The final section of the winter hiking trail takes you through the village, past traditional chalets until you reach the centre of Wengen and the train station. The charming village of Wengen is situated far above the Lauterbrunnen Valley at 1,274 m above sea level and is virtually free of cars. The Wengernalp Railway takes you back down to the valley from Wengen.

Difficulty
Moderate
Distance
6.9km
Duration
2 hours, 30 minutes
Descent
788 vm
Starting Point
Kleine Scheidegg
Ending Point
Wengen
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Details

Difficulty
Moderate
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2062m1274m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

For those who prefer speed, the route can be covered by sledge.

Equipment

  •  The sun’s rays are more intense in the mountains. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen with a high protection factor, a hat and sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Charged mobile phone
  • First-aid kit
  • Winter shoes with non-slip sole
  • Drinks and snacks
  • If available: hiking sticks

Safety Guidelines

After a snowfall, the ground can be softer and more difficult to walk on.

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Kleine Scheidegg

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.585221 N 7.961319 E

Ending Point

Wengen

Step by Step Directions

Kleine Scheidegg - Wengernalp - Allmend - Wengen

Getting There

Public transport

Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run from Basel and Lucerne directly to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich change trains in Bern. The trains run every half hour.

 

Grindelwald

From Interlaken Ost railway station we reach Grindelwald without changing trains on the Bernese Oberland Bahn (BOB). Important: Get on the rear part of the train, as it splits in Zweilütschinen. If you get on at the front, you will end up in Lauterbrunnen. The journey takes 30 minutes to Grindelwald Terminal (V-Bahn). Three minutes later we are at the terminal in the village.

There are three stations in Grindelwald (Terminal, Grund and Dorf). The terminal station (Dorf) is in the centre of Grindelwald.

Wengen

From Interlaken Ost station we reach Wengen in 44 minutes. The blue and yellow train of the Berner Oberland Bahn (BOB) takes us to Lauterbrunnen. Important: We sit in the front part of the train, as it splits in Zweilütschinen. If you take a seat at the back, you will make a detour to Grindelwald. In Lauterbrunnen we change to the yellow-green train of the Wengernalp Bahn (WAB). This takes us to Wengen in 12 minutes.

Getting there

From Basel and Geneva, the fastest route to the Jungfrau Region is via Bern. From Zurich, the route via Lucerne and the Brünig Pass is recommended. The pass is open all year round.

 

From the south, travel to the Jungfrau Region via the Grimsel or Susten Pass. Both passes are only open in summer. An alternative is the Simplon Pass with subsequent car transport through the Lötschberg tunnel.

 

Grindelwald

From Interlaken we follow the main road to Zweilütschinen. Here we turn left towards Grindelwald. The whole trip takes about 30 minutes and leads over a partly winding road.

 

Wengen

Wengen is car-free. If we arrive by car, we have to leave it in Lauterbrunnen and take the train. The journey from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen takes about 20 minutes.

Parking

Grindelwald

There are three public car parks: Parkhaus Eiger+ (252 parking spaces), Parkhaus Sportzentrum (160 parking spaces) and the new Terminal Parking (1000 spaces) of the V-Bahn. Alternatively, we can also use the car park in Grindelwald Grund.

 

Wengen

There is a multi-storey car park directly below Lauterbrunnen station. Alternatively, you can use the car park at the Lauterbrunnen church. From here, a bus leaves for the station every half hour. On foot we need about 10 minutes.

A covered passage leads from the Lauterbrunnen car park to the cable cars to Wengen.

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH - 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12
grindelwald.swiss
info@grindelwald.swiss

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