Go to the Swiss village of Wengen to watch the brilliant orange-pink sunset

 The Swiss village of Wengen is the perfect example of an Alpine village, where traditional wooden houses cling to the slopes of the Lauterbrunnen valley.

Wengen Village - heaven in the mountains

The village of Wengen, located near the capital Bern , is a quintessential alpine town. It features the Jungfrau mountains as a backdrop and awe-inspiring mountain views in the Bernese Alps. The village is popular with tourists but still retains its beauty and relaxed feel with its car-free status. A year-round stop, there are several outdoor fun activities open in both winter and summer.

Wengen Village has bungalow-style houses, rolling green rolling hills, snow-covered mountains and lots of cow bells.


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During Summer (May to October) Wengen is a hiker's paradise with 500 kilometers of scenic mountain trails to explore various scenic walks around the village that wind through flower meadows or pine forest. In winter (December to April) Wengen becomes a community of more than 10,000 skiers and mountaineers. The  famous Swiss village of Wengen hosts the Lauberhorn downhill ski race - the longest and most exciting race on the world cup track.


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Arriving at Wengen village (1274m) is through the ravishing Lauterbrunnen valley (796m), a U-shaped gorge where waterfalls cascade down sheer cliffs to feed the raging Weisse Lutschine river. The monorail journey from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen is breathtaking with panoramic views of the valley and snow-capped peaks across the horizon. The train goes up at a pleasant speed taking about 15 minutes to Wengen!


Wengen Tourism - Wengen VillageTravel to Wengen to breathe in the fresh mountain air, far away from the daily pollution.


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Visiting Jungfrau

The most popular activity in the Jungfrau region is to visit the Jungfraujoch - The Peak of Europe. This is a Plateau in the Jungfrau Mountains, accessible by train. Jungfraujoch is a plateau of the Jungfrau Mountains. It has a train station that is accessible daily, making it a good starting place for those who are adventurous and plan to climb the mountain.


Train to the top of Jungfraujoch - Wengen Làng VillageTrain to the top of Jungfraujoch


Getting to Jungfraujoch is not cheap, taking the train can cost you around $200USD. The most popular indoor activity in Jungfraujoch is the Ice Palace. Just follow the signs and you'll eventually walk through ice tunnels that open up to areas with ice sculptures.


Jungfraujoch Ice Plateau - Wengen . VillageJungfraujoch Ice Plateau


On the bottom floor of Jungfraujoch, you can walk out to the ice plateau. This is where you can join other fun activities for kids. There are also several benches where you can relax and soak up the views of the Jungfrau mountains.


Explore the village of Wengen

Wengen is a small, easily walkable village. After enjoying a delicious meal, you should wander through the streets of Wengen village and enjoy the view from every angle.


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You will pass by the houses and smile at some of the friendly locals. If you have enough energy, walk to Hunnenflue, an observatory about a 30-minute walk from central Wengen. It is high enough to give you a view of the Lauterbrunnen valley.


Wegen Village in winterWegen Village in winter


The Swiss village of Wengen has been attracting tourists since the early years of the 19th centuryThe Swiss village of Wengen has been attracting tourists since the early years of the 19th century


See the sunset

Since Wengen village is surrounded by mountains, the sun will set over the village before disappearing behind the mountains.

The Eastern Mountains take on a beautiful vibrant orange color around sunset and the sky turns pink. Choose a hotel with a terrace facing this direction and schedule a time of the day where you can see this colorful nature. You can also see the clouds hovering over Jungfrau turning a brilliant pink! This is a spectacular sunset!


Colors begin to light up in the mountains above Wengen Village, SwitzerlandColors begin to light up in the mountains above Wengen, Switzerland @mickeyshannon


Vivid sunset lighting up the mountains above Wengen Village, SwitzerlandVivid sunset lighting up the mountains above Wengen, Switzerland @mickeyshannon

Enjoy fondue

This Alpine village , like most of Switzerland, hasgreat fondue . You can visit any of the restaurants here to enjoy this dish.

If you're looking for a different hobby, try a raclette. Raclette is a cheese that is heated and begins to bubble and brown, you use a knife and scoop them onto potatoes, bread or meat.


Warm fondue for a winter day - Wengen VillageWarm fondue for winter days @thetravelblog


If you're looking for a hearty meal, head to the Tavern Restaurant at Hotel Bernerhof in the village of Wengen . Here you can enjoy traditional Swiss meals such as soup, rösti, steak, fondue and raclettte.

For a more upscale dining experience, head to the restaurant at Hotel Schönegg. They have more international menus with local and seasonal ingredients. There is also a bar area if you just want to go for drinks and snacks.


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When to visit the Swiss village of Wengen?

Summer is a great time for hiking near Wengen village but it's also a busy time. You may have to pay more for accommodation and trains going to Jungfraujoch.

In winter, Wengen turns into a ski village in winter. A lot of families take ski trips, accommodation is also higher.

September and October are great times to visit. Temperatures start to get cooler; and the tour is less crowded.  


Houses from the Belle Epoque era Wengen làngHouses from the Belle Epoque


May and June are one of the crowded times to visit Wengen, the snow starts to melt so hiking trails are opening around this time.

Travel to Wengen to breathe in the fresh mountain air, far away from the daily pollution. It features luxury hotels, Swiss chalet-style buildings and cozy bungalows. These houses date from the “Belle Epoque” period, which will give you the feeling of being in a fairy tale. This idyllic resort village will bring you the optimism, inner peace and prosperity typical of that beautiful era.