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Hike Wengen - Wengernalp - Kleine Scheidegg No. 41

Hike from Wengen via Allmend and Wengernalp to Kleine Scheidegg.

Initially asphalted road, then wide forest road.

Wengen Tourismus
CH - 3823 Wengen
+41 33 856 85 85
wengen.swiss
info@wengen.swiss

Hike from Wengen via Allmend and Wengernalp to Kleine Scheidegg.

Initially asphalted road, then wide forest road.

Mostly easy, pleasant hiking trail with short steep passages between Allmend and Wengernalp.

In winter, a different route between Allmend and Wengernalp.

In winter, the hiking trail has to be shared with the sledders and, from Wengernalp, also with the skiers.

Difficulty
Moderate
Distance
6.73km
Duration
2 hours, 40 minutes
Ascent
790 vm
Descent
3 vm
Starting Point
Wengen village
Ending Point
Kleine Scheidegg railway station
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Details

Difficulty
Moderate
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2062m1273m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

On the Allmend, Wengernalp as well as on Kleine Scheidegg there are restaurants for a stopover with breathtaking views.

Equipment

  • The sun's rays are particularly intense in the mountains. Sun cream with a high protection factor, a sun hat and sunglasses with UV protection should therefore be part of your luggage.
  • Even in summer and in good "starting weather", warm clothing and rain protection are part of the equipment. The onion principle with several layers of clothing is recommended.
  • Day hiking backpack with rain cover
  • Sturdy and comfortable shoes
  • Clothing adapted to the weather and hard-wearing (onion principle)
  • Charged mobile phone
  • Pocket pharmacy
  • Beverages and food
  • Pocket knife

Bergwandern.ch equipment

Safety Guidelines

  • Regularly check the location and compare it with the schedule. In this way, alternatives, shortcuts, demolition, etc. can be considered in good time.
  • In the event of bad weather, turn back in good time or seek shelter. If thunderclouds are gathering, it is advisable to abort the tour as soon as possible.
  • Do not leave the marked paths. Stay on the official hiking trails even if trails look like shortcuts. Some of these paths are not maintained and can end in a dead end.
  • Lost? Stay together as a group and return to the last known point. Wait for better visibility or call for help.
  • Plan enough time and energy reserves for the descent.
  • Slow down and take breaks.
  • Steep grass, scree and snow slopes are safer to tackle on the ascent than on the descent.
  • For the descent, choose the easier option or take the train down to the valley.
  • Avoid herds of cattle calmly and at a sufficient distance. Keep dogs on a leash.
  • In encounters with guard dogs, the following applies: Remain calm so that the dog realises that you are not a danger to the herd. Keep a generous distance from the herd.
  • Allow mountain bikers to pass without obstructing their ride unnecessarily.

Mountain Hiking Check

More information and links

  • Wide forest road
  • Partly asphalted, mostly with gravel/chippings
  • Not suitable for prams
  • Not suitable for children

Directions

Starting Point

Wengen village

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.605013 N 7.921491 E

Ending Point

Kleine Scheidegg railway station

Getting There

Public transport

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

From Interlaken Ost station we reach Wengen in 44 minutes. The blue and yellow train of the Berner Oberland Bahn (BOB) takes us to Lauterbrunnen. Important: We sit in the front part of the train, as it splits in Zweilütschinen. If you take a seat at the back, you will make a detour to Grindelwald. In Lauterbrunnen we change to the yellow-green train of the Wengernalp Bahn (WAB). This takes us to Wengen in 12 minutes.

Timetable & Ticket Shop SBB

Getting there

From Basel and Geneva, the fastest route to the Jungfrau Region is via Bern. From Zurich, the route via Lucerne and the Brünig Pass is recommended. The pass is open all year round.

From the south, travel to the Jungfrau Region via the Grimsel or Susten Pass. Both passes are only open in summer. An alternative is the Simplon Pass with subsequent car transport through the Lötschberg tunnel.

Wengen is car-free. If we arrive by car, we have to leave it in Lauterbrunnen and take the train. The journey from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen takes about 20 minutes.

Arrival Lauterbrunnen

Parking

There is a multi-storey car park directly below Lauterbrunnen station. Alternatively, you can use the car park at the Lauterbrunnen church. From here, a bus leaves for the station every half hour. On foot we need about 10 minutes.

Lauterbrunnen multi-storey car park

A covered passage leads from the Lauterbrunnen car park to the railway to Wengen.

Wengen Tourismus
CH - 3823 Wengen
+41 33 856 85 85
wengen.swiss
info@wengen.swiss

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