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Kleine Scheidegg - Wengen (Nr. 66)

Short facts

  • start: Kleine Scheidegg
  • destination: Wengen
  • medium
  • 6,90 km
  • 2 hours
  • 2062 m
  • 1274 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

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.

General information

Directions

Kleine Scheidegg - Wengernalp - Allmend - Wengen

Safety Guidelines

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

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
Tip

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

Getting there

Car: There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.

Parking

Grindelwald has public car parks with covered parking spaces: Eiger+ car park (252 parking spaces) and Sportzentrum car park (160 parking spaces). They cannot be reserved in advance. Uncovered parking spaces are available everywhere in the village.

Public transit

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

Additional Information

Pavings

  • Street (1%)
  • Hiking Trail (41%)
  • Unknown (58%)

Weather

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