This village must rank as one of the most romantic in Europe and be more British than some British towns! It can only be reached by narrow guage railway from Lauterbrunnen (a romantic start to your holiday)and hotel porters meet guests to transport their luggage.
Throughout the winter the streets are full of Brits yet it retains most of it's Swiss charm and individuality despite an increasing use of petrol/diesel vehicles by local farmers and taxi drivers! Oh for the days when only electrically driven baggage carts trundled down Wengen's streets.
Wengen attracts those keen on curling but also those seeking to emulate the best skiers who dare to descend the famous Lauberhorn Mens' Downhill World Cup course.
Wengen is part of the famous Jungfrau Region which incorporates the neighbouring villages of Murren and Grindelwald. Of the three, only Grindelwald can be accessed directly by car. The other two are reached by mountain railways and you leave your car in a purpose-built multi-storey car park at Lauterbrunnen which has been built by the Jungfrau Railway company from where luggage is automatically transferred from your car to the train and from Wengen station to your hotel.
The region has 205km of downhill piste and in addition to the mountain railway network, there are 2 cablecars, 2 gondolas, 13 chairlifts and 13 draglifts. The area is good for beginners and intermediate skiers but the more advanced will find plenty of challenging runs including the Lauberhorn.
From Wengen you can take a romantic train ride to Kleine Scheidegg at the start of each day - a journey of 15/20 minutes or you can ascend via the Manlichen cablecar and ski the wide open slopes and down to Grindelwald before taking a train journey back to Kleine Scheidegg.
For independent drivers heading to the Jungfrau Region, why not contact Jungfrau Tours of Interlaken.Please visit the Jungfrau Tours Website. They can provide advanced parking arrangements at Lauterbrunnen, select charming hotels in the area, reserve mountain guides, seating on mountain trains, or..... the icing on the cake..... a champagne cocktail ride to Jungfraujoch at the Top of Europe - 3,330m.