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43 Wengen-Allmend-Mettlenalp-Biglenalp-Wenger

  • Medium
  • Distance6.9km
  • Duration2h 30m
  • Ascent608m
  • Descent1m
  • The path has has some restaurants.
From Wengen railway station you follow the tracks of the Wengernalp Railway uphill, crossing under them after about 300 m. The route continues along a surfaced road through the southern part of the...

43 Wengen-Allmend-Mettlenalp-Biglenalp-Wenger

Character

Mostly wide, moderately steep gravelled trail. No exposed passages.

Equipment

Normal hiking gear, hiking boots with good soles

Restaurant

Restaurant Allmend, Wengen

Restaurant Alpstübli at Hotel Jungfrau, Wengernalp


Description

From Wengen railway station you follow the tracks of the Wengernalp Railway uphill, crossing under them after about 300 m. The route continues along a surfaced road through the southern part of the village, soon passing mountain meadows and pretty chalets on the way up to the Allmend. The effort of the uphill hike is richly rewarded by the majestic view of the Jungfrau. Crossing under the cables of the Innerwengen chairlift, you reach the forest and continue on a gentle ascent to Hanegg. Now you have a view of the Jungfrau massif, of its principal spur, the Schwarzmönch, as well as the village of Mürren sitting above a massive cliff on the opposite side of the valley. Idyllic natural landscape: An easy uphill section takes you to Mettlenalp. The trail now continues almost level for around 1.5 km. The views are overwhelming: Many waterfalls plunge into the depths from the rugged cliffs on the flank of the Jungfrau. Above them tower the mighty ice masses of the Giessen, Guggi and Eiger Glaciers. A sometimes narrow but scenic path with no difficult passages leads to tranquil Biglenalp, from where a rather steep trail over flower-filled meadows leads to Wengernalp.

Variants

Season

End of May to mid-October