Wengen trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
Trip Planner : Europe / Switzerland / Canton of Bern / Bernese Oberland / Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen / Wengen
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Located in the canton of Bern at an elevation of 1274m above sea level, it is part of the Jungfrauregion and has approximately 1,300 year-round residents, which swells to 5,000 during summer and to 10,000 in the winter. Wengen hosts the classic Lauberhorn ski races of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in January.HistoryWengen was first mentioned in official documents in 1268, and the origin of the name is unknown.Primarily an alpine farming community, the village began to be visited by tourists in the early 19th century, when Felix Mendelssohn, followed in the 1817 publication of Mary and Percy Bysshe Shelley's History of a Six Weeks' Tour and Byron's Manfred, in which the scenery of the area is described. This became the advent of the modern tourism industry for the village.Guesthouses and hotels began to be built in the mid-19th century, with the opening of the Launerhaus in 1859, with accommodation for 30 guests, and in 1880 the Pension Wengen was available to 100 guests. The building and opening of the Wengernalpbahn in the 1890s made the village more accessible to tourists who previously had to walk up the steep slopes to the alpine village, opening the area for an expansion of tourism and the beginning of the ski industry.Take stress off the schedule by using our Switzerland trip itinerary planner.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Wengen
Get a personalized planA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Wengen
Glacier Express Panoramic Train Round Trip in one Day Private Tour from Zürich BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $389
Duration: 10 hours
Mount Titlis and Lucerne Day Tour from Zurich BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $189
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
3-8 Day Jungfrau Travel Pass BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $152
Duration: 3 days
See all ›
Places to visit with Wengen
Bern BEST FOR: Observation Deck, Garden, Wildlife Area Interlaken BEST FOR: Parasailing / Paragliding, Mountain, Stand-Up Paddleboarding Lauterbrunnen BEST FOR: Waterfall, Valley, Parasailing / Paragliding Grindelwald BEST FOR: Ski Area, Mountain, Hiking Trail Thun BEST FOR: Water Body, Castle, Landmark
Recently planned trips to Wengen
11 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 39 days in Switzerland, Milan & Tirano BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 37 days in Switzerland & Tirano BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Switzerland, Monza & Tirano BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM GERMANY November, kids, popular sights Preferences: November, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, teens, popular sights Preferences: May, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium