Kleine Scheidegg - Wengen
Walk 8012

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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 Photo from the walk - Kleine Scheidegg - Wengen 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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