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Kleine Scheidegg - Wengen
Walk 8012

Canton - Bern / Berne - Jungfrau Region

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.5 km / 4.1 miles

Ascent - nominal or unknown

Descent - 785 metres / 2591 feet

Time - 2.00 hours

Grade - easy/moderate

Photo from the walk - Kleine Scheidegg - Wengen
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This is a straightforward walk that is downhill all the way. The views are mainly in front of you with the deep Lauterbrünnen valley the main feature. In addition you get good views of the mountains that surround this valley including the Schilthorn.

Start - Kleine Scheidegg station which can be reached by regular train service from Grindelwald and Wengen. See Transport Map for the Jungfrau Region.

End - Wengen station from where there is a regular train service to Grindelwald and Lauterbrünnen.

From Kleine Scheidegg station take the clearly signed path south west. It is on the opposite side of the tracks to the station and immediately starts to descend with the railway on your right hand side. At Wengeralp you cross the railway losing sight of it on some sections prior to Allmend.

Crossing the railway once again the path continues down to Wengen. By the time you arrive in this popular alpine resort your knees may feel that walking downhill is not as easy as it sounds!

Suggested Maps

Landeskarte der Schweiz - 1:50000 - Sheet SW 5004 - Berner Oberland

Landeskarte der Schweiz - 1:25000 - Sheet SW 2520 - Jungfrau Region

Wanderkarte - Wengen, Mürren & Lauterbrunnental - 1:40000

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Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving.

Do do not exceed your capabilities.

Please Note - These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Sitzerland is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps at the most detailed scale where possible. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed, and corrective action taken if necessary.