Base Villages
Base Village: Wengen

Wengen

Vistas, Valleys & Waterfalls –

Named the Valley of Waterfalls, Lauterbrunnen Valley is one of Switzerland’s most picturesque, and Wengen offers the perfect vantage point to take it all in. Seventy-two waterfalls gush down vertical cliffs. Another striking feature of the area is the impressive 11,014 feet of elevation gain from the valley floor to the summit of Jungfrau. (For comparison’s sake, the distance from base camp to Mt. Everest’s peak is only 10,000 feet.) The verdant green valleys and high alpine meadows have attracted hikers to the area since the early 1800s, which has led to the creation of more than 500 kilometers (310 miles) of marked trails and 15 mountain cableways.

Nostalgic timber houses and chalets dating from the belle époque period (1890-1914) help make Wengen a postcard-perfect mountain village. Paragliding, river rafting, and canyoneering are offered in this area. Another interesting bit of history: German-born classical composer Felix Mendelssohn was ever inspired by the alpine landscape. Also a talented artist, he created the oldest depiction of Wengen in 1842. The town honors Mendelssohn each August with a week of concerts by top-notch musicians.

Would you like to visit?

We offer awe-inspiring hiking tours that explore
the natural wonders of this area.

All trips have one guide per six guests with a maximum group size of 18. Three levels of hiking are offered each day. Trips have built in free-day(s) to explore on your own. Using your Swiss Pass that is included with your vacation package you can also make any day a free-day if you wish a rest from hiking. The pass covers trains, buses, boats, cable-cars, streetcars and entrance into museums. A day visit to Lucerne, Bern, Interlaken, St. Moritz or Montreux or many other interesting towns is quite simple using your Swiss Pass.

Wengen, Switzerland

Hotel: Hotel Falken
Altitude: 1,274 m (4,183 ft)
Population: 1,300
Area: 36 sq km (14 sq mi)
Canton: Bern
Latitude: 46°36′20″N
Longitude: 7°55′13″E


TOURS VISITING THIS VILLAGE

TOUR 5: Swiss Summer Special

August 6 – August 17, 2017 - 11 Nights

Base Villages: Zermatt & Wengen, Switzerland

Take in the Matterhorn and postcard-worthy village at its base, nestled in the Pennine Alps, as well as the famous Jungfrau region in the Bernese Oberland—all in the height of Switzerland’s warmest and sunniest season. You’ll go from warm valleys flush with spectacular... Read More