Our experience hiking from Kleine Scheidegg to Wengen
We hiked on the Via Alpina from Kleine Scheidegg mountain pass to Wengen in June 2020. This is a rather easy hike and it offers great views of the Jungfrau and the village of Wengen. Hikers will walk along the legendary Lauberhorn ski run and the Wengernalpbahn. Read more about our hike on the Via Alpina from Kleine Scheidegg to Wengen below.
Silent morning on Kleine Scheidegg
If you spent the night in Hotel Bellevue des Alpes like we did you are most likely the first person on the mountain. We were there just after the lockdown in 2020 and where normally thousands of tourists change trains there was – no one. We sat on a bench, had a coffee, and enjoyed the views to the Eiger, the Mönch, and the Jungfrau while sitting in absolute silence.
From Kleine Scheidegg to Wengernalp
The hike starts on Kleine Scheidegg. From the hotel, we crossed the train tracks. The path follows more or less the track of the Wengernalpbahn, the longest rack railway in the world. After hiking for an hour on the gravel road we saw a man taking pictures of the green fields – not the mountains – and were slightly irritated. It turned out that he was a ski fan inspecting the Lauberhorn ski run in detail. We knew that we were hiking next to the legendary ski track. However, we had no idea that every curve and corner of the ski track had a name and a story (if interested read more about it here). Finally, we reached the Wengernalp.
We found this hike to be easy. The leg between Kleine Scheidegg and Wengernalp offers excellent views to mount Jungfrau. The big clouds on that day made the scenery even more dramatic. We let the trigger finger do its thing and took tons of pictures. Check out some shots below:
Early arrival in Wengen
After Wengernalp the path gets a bit steeper. We enjoyed the walk through the forest and the views of mount Männlichen. After 2:30 hours we already arrived in the village of Wengen and checked into our hotel.
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More impressions from our hike from Kleine Scheidegg to Wengen
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