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Lauterbrunnen - Wengen

Short facts

  • start: Lauterbrunnen, BOB end station
  • destination: Wengen, Bahnhof der Wengernalpbahn
  • easy
  • 2,95 km
  • 1 hour 24 minutes
  • 487 m
  • 1277 m
  • 790 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

The so-called "Hohstäg", the trail from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen, is part of the classic Bernese Oberland tour, which from the 18th century has attracted intellectuals and tourists in search of the grand nature experience to the alpine landscape. The area has lost none of its charm. In the footsteps of olden-day intellectuals: The hike from Lauterbrunnen begins along a wide trail to Zwirgi. From here it winds steeply up around many hairpin bends in a shady mountain forest to Wengen, set almost 500 metres higher on a sunny terrace. The reason for the steep ascent is the landscape fashioned by the hinteren Lauterbrunnental Glacier during the last Ice Age. The holiday resort of Wengen is a typical picture-postcard mountain village. It is still free of individual motorized traffic and thus the preserve of pedestrians. The wide terrace opens out towards the southwest, guaranteeing an above average amount of sunshine and magnificent views of the Swiss Alpine world.

Note(s)
Partly steep but good hiking trail.
Normal hiking gear, hiking boots with good soles and walking sticks help with the ascent.

See also
Rail Info Interlaken
Jungfraubahnen
Höheweg 37
CH-3800 Interlaken
Telefon: +41 (0)33 828 72 33
Fax: +41 (0)33 828 72 60
E-Mail: [email protected]
Internet: www.jungfrau.ch/rail-info

General information

Directions

Lauterbrunnen - Zwirgi - Wengen

Safety Guidelines

Zum Teil steiler, aber gut ausgebauter Wanderweg.

Equipment

Normale Wanderausrüstung, Wanderschuhe mit griffiger Sohle, Wanderstöcke erleichtern den Aufstieg.

Getting there

Via Bern oder Luzern nach Interlaken. Oder von Süden via Grimselpass (nur im Sommer) oder via Simplonpass und Lötschberg-Autoverlad nach Interlaken. Dann den Schildern nach Lauterbrunnen folgen.

Parking

Parkhaus Lauterbrunnen direkt am Bahnhof oder der ungedeckte Parkplatz bei der Kirche.

Public transit

Via Bern oder Luzern nach Interlaken-Ost. Umsteigen auf die Berner Oberland-Bahn nach Lauterbrunnen.

Additional Information

Wanderung 48

(in der gedruckten Sommer Panoramakarte der Jungfraubahnen)

Weather

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