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Old Nov 20, 2014, 3:05 pm
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3 Days in Wengen, Switzerland

3 Days in Wengen, Switzerland

We spent 3 days exploring the Bernese Oberland based from Hotel Edelweiss in Wengen. On our way from the train station to the hotel, we stopped in a grocery store and purchased pre-made sandwiches to take with us for lunch during our hiking that afternoon. Once we checked-in the hotel and changed into our hiking clothes, we started exploring by taking the aerial cableway to near the top of the Männlichen. From there, we hiked to the top of the Männlichen. Then, we had our sandwiches for lunch. After lunch, we hiked over to the Kleine Scheidegg train station, which is a beautiful flat hike with stunning views of glaciers and the "Eiger Wall.” Once there, we took the train all the way up to the Jungfraujoch. We explored the “Top of Europe” for a while before taking the train all the way back down to Wengen.

Our second day in Wengen arrived with rain. We decided to hike from Wengen down to Lauterbrunnen as it was primarily through woods. The rain and mist continued as we walked to Trümmelbach Falls. We took the elevator to the top of the falls and hiked back down. We then continued to near the end of the Lauterbrunnen Valley to the aerial cableway at Stechelberg up to Mürren (we had lunch at the station while awaiting the next car). From Mürren, we hiked over 3 hours back down to Lauterbrunnen. By this point, the rain had tapered off and the hike had decent views (though, they were mostly towards our back). From Lauterbrunnen, we took the cogwheel train up to Wengen.

Our third and final day in Wengen was beautifully clear. We checked-out of the hotel after breakfast and left our luggage with the front desk. We started the day with the aerial cableway to near the top of the Männlichen and walked over to take the cable cars to Grund. Then, we took a bus to Grindelwald. Next, we took another aerial cableway up to First. From there, we hiked to the Bachalpsee. The sky was relatively clear and the views were stunning. We hiked back and took a zip-line and cable cars down to Grindelwald. Then, we took trains back to Wengen before retrieving our luggage and departing the Bernese Oberland.

Below are some pictures from (with descriptions of a few of our activities during) our 3 days in the Bernese Oberland:

Photo Below: Aerial Cableway from Wengen to Mannlichen – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View of Wengen and Lauterbrunnen Valley from the Mannlichen Cableway – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View from Mannlichen – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View of Lauterbrunnen Valley from Mannlichen – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View from Mannlichen – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View from Mannlichen – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View toward Grindelwald Valley from Mannlichen – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Views of the Swiss Alps from Mannlichen – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Hike from Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Hike from Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Arriving in Kleine Scheidegg – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Train Seats from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View aboard Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View along Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View along Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View along Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Jungfraujoch – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View along Trains from Jungfraujoch to Wengen – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View along Trains from Jungfraujoch to Wengen – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View along Trains from Jungfraujoch to Wengen – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View along Trains from Jungfraujoch to Wengen – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View along Trains from Jungfraujoch to Wengen – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View along Trains from Jungfraujoch to Wengen – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View along Trains from Jungfraujoch to Wengen – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Streets of Wengen at Night – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Hiking from Wengen down to Lauterbrunnen – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Lauterbrunnen Valley seen while Hiking from Wengen down to Lauterbrunnen – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Robot Friend? Or, Fire Hydrant? – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Trümmelbach Falls – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Mürren – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Outside Mürren – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Hiking from Mürren to Lauterbrunnen – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Lauterbrunnen Valley Floor – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Lauterbrunnen Valley – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View from Mannlichen – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Jungfraujoch Spotted from Mannlichen (with a Telephoto Zoom) – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Eiger Wall – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View along Cablecar from Mannlichen to Grindelwald – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View along Cablecar from Mannlichen to Grindelwald – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View along Cablecar from Mannlichen to Grindelwald – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View Hiking from First to Bachalpsee – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View Hiking from First to Bachalpsee – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View Hiking from First to Bachalpsee – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View Hiking from First to Bachalpsee – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View Hiking from First to Bachalpsee – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View Hiking from First to Bachalpsee – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View Hiking from First to Bachalpsee – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View Hiking from First to Bachalpsee – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View Hiking from First to Bachalpsee – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View of Resting Cow while Hiking from First to Bachalpsee – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View while Hiking from First to Bachalpsee – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View while Hiking from First to Bachalpsee – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Bachalpsee – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: View from Bachalpsee – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Bachalpsee – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Wildflowers – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Wildflowers – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Wildflowers – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Swiss Cow – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Pond – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Grindelwald Valley – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Along Train from Grindelwald to Wengen – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland


Photo Below: Lauterbrunnen Valley from Train to Wengen – Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland

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