Wengen trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
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 tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. 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
See all ›
Side trips from Wengen
Places to visit with Wengen
Bern Trip planner BEST FOR: Observation Deck, Garden, Wildlife Area Grindelwald Trip planner BEST FOR: Ski Area, Mountain, Hiking Trail Interlaken Trip planner BEST FOR: Parasailing / Paragliding, Mountain, Stand-Up Paddleboarding Thun Trip planner BEST FOR: Water Body, Castle, Landmark Lauterbrunnen Trip planner BEST FOR: Waterfall, Valley, Parasailing / Paragliding
Recently planned trips to Wengen
12 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Wengen BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, kids, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 9 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: May, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 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