Wengen is a magical car-free village with some of the most magnificent mountain views in the Alps. Located within Switzerland's Jungfrau region, this picturesque setting retains its historic roots; with the Wengernalpbahn cog railway trains remaining one of the principal forms of uphill transport within the region. To reach Wengen, you take the mountain railway which runs up from Lauterbrunnen on the valley floor before climbing upwards via the Kleine Scheidegg summit at 2,060m.
Although Wengen is certainly much livelier than its neighbour Mürren on the other side of the Lauterbrunnen valley, it is still a compact and traditional feeling village which offers plenty of Alpine charm. Most of the action is centred around one long main street, which offers stupendous views looking out to the surrounding Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains. The calm, unhurried atmosphere of the village alongside an abundance of gentle, leisurely pistes makes for the ideal environment for families and groups which include non-skiers.