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Wengen – Mendelssohn Memorial 20 Min.

Short walk to the Mendelssohn memorial. Only accessible in summer.

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

The path leads next to the Beausite Park Hotel into the forest. Follow the brown signs "Mendelssohn Memorial". At the top is a memorial stone from where Mendelssohn drew a sketch of the Virgin in 1842. Only accessible in summer.

Difficulty
Easy
Distance
0.94km
Duration
19 minutes
Ascent
80 vm
Starting Point
Wengen village
Ending Point
Mendelssohn Memorial
Top NULL

Details

Difficulty
Easy
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1356m1277m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

Mendelssohn Music Week every year in mid-August.

Equipment

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Clothing suitable for the weather
  • Sun and rain protection
  • Food and drinking water

Safety Guidelines

  • No strollers
  • Gravel path

Directions

Starting Point

Wengen village

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.605606 N 7.921303 E

Ending Point

Mendelssohn Memorial

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 cable cars to Wengen.

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

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