Kleine Scheidegg - Wengen (Nr. 66)
Winter hiking trail with a view of the Lauberhorn ski race course
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.
- 2 hours, 30 minutes
- 788 vm
- Starting Point
- Kleine Scheidegg
- Ending Point
- Recommended season
For those who prefer speed, the route can be covered by sledge.
- 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
After a snowfall, the ground can be softer and more difficult to walk on.
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Step by Step Directions
Kleine Scheidegg - Wengernalp - Allmend - Wengen
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
- Arrival Grindelwald
- Arrival Lauterbrunnen
- Arrival by car video Jungfrau Region
- Lötschberg car transport
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.
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.