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48 Lauterbrunnen - Wengen

  • Medium
  • The path has been cleared by the authorities for use.
  • Distance2.9km
  • Duration2h 15m
  • Ascent479m
  • Descent1m
  • The path has has some restaurants.
The so-called "Hohstäg", the trail from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen, is part of the classic Bernese Oberland tour, which from the 18th century has attracted intellectuals and tourists in search of the...

48 Lauterbrunnen - Wengen

Character

Partly steep but good hiking trail

Equipment

Normal hiking gear, hiking boots with good soles and walking sticks help with the ascent.

Restaurant

Various restaurants in Lauterbrunnen

Various restaurants in Wengen


Description

The so-called "Hohstäg", the trail from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen, is part of the classic Bernese Oberland tour, which from the 18th century has attracted intellectuals and tourists in search of the grand nature experience to the alpine landscape. The area has lost none of its charm. In the footsteps of olden-day intellectuals: The hike from Lauterbrunnen begins along a wide trail to Zwirgi. From here it winds steeply up around many hairpin bends in a shady mountain forest to Wengen, set almost 500 metres higher on a sunny terrace. The reason for the steep ascent is the landscape fashioned by the hinteren Lauterbrunnental Glacier during the last Ice Age. The holiday resort of Wengen is a typical picture-postcard mountain village. It is still free of individual motorized traffic and thus the preserve of pedestrians. The wide terrace opens out towards the southwest, guaranteeing an above average amount of sunshine and magnificent views of the Swiss Alpine world.

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