Wengen, Switzerland



The views are fantastic from Wengen. The resort lies on a steep mountainside slope which pretty much cancels out cycling. The shops on main street are tourist oriented. Walking options are limited and there isn't much to the place. Must be a great place in the winter for skiing.

Is this place hopping or is it dead in the summer?
Lots of tourists but it thins out later in the day when the day-trippers leave.

Is there a lake and/or golf course in town?
No.

Arriving by car the only option?
Wengen is a car-free. In other car-free resorts like Saas Fee and Zermatt one can arrive via car and park at the edge of town. That is NOT an option here. You park your car down the mountain in Lauterbrunnen and hop on the train.

Does the place feel claustrophobic?
It could as Wengen is built on the side of a mountain.

Lots of choices for acccomodations (hotels/ chalets) and do I have recommendations?
Not a big selection of hotels. I didn't spend a night in Wengen even though I was offered a room at the four star Regina Hotel.

Could I spend a whole summer here or would I get bored?
No, a week would be the max.