Hotel Jungfrau Wengernalp
The Hotel Jungfrau stands on its own at Wengernalp, at a height of 1900 surrounded by a world of peace and tranquillity. This traditional family-run hotel, originating from the 19th century, has been lovingly restored and modernised in several stages, and by today’s standards is considered one of the most charming hotels in the Alps which is especially attractive to families with its pure mountain air. The Wengernalp train station and Jungfrau railway are conveniently reached and winter sports enthusiasts are able to get to the chairlifts after only a brief descent.Check availability
- Each of the 24 rooms are individually styled and decorated to the highest standards. All rooms are equipped with direct-dial telephone, hairdryer and most rooms have a view of the majestic Jungfrau, Eiger or Schilthorn. The well-equipped modern bathrooms with a traditional feel are all ensuite.
- Free WiFi connection is available for guests
- The sauna and plunge pool allow guests to pamper themselves and treat your body to soothing, warming moments.
What's the story
- The hotel has a long history that dates back to the beginning of touring in the Alps in the 18th century. First mentioned in a formative German travel book “Die Eisgebirge Des Schweizerlandes” by Gottlieb S. Gruner, published in 1760, it has undergone many significant changes since. Starting life as a primitive mountain hut it was then converted into a shelter providing food and drink to weary travellers. By the early 19th century it became a popular mountain inn and by 1865 it was opened as the Hotel Jungfrau that we know today. Over the years many famous composers, poets, writers and artists have stayed here and an intriguing collection of well-known drawings, prints and photographs record the history and events that are detailed in the late Kaspar von Almen’s story of the Wengernalp - hotel proprietor from 1958 – 2007.
Wine & Dine
- The hotel has a reputation for excellent contemporary cuisine as well as local traditional dishes and international delicacies. A five-course set menu is served every evening.
- The attractive dining room serves modern cuisine to international delicacies at dinner with an extensive wine list of fine and local wines and is one of the best in the region.
- A cosy bar is ideal for a fireside drink with friends before or after dinner.
- The popular Jungfraustube restaurant and lounge is perfect for lunch, an evening game of cards or glass of wine around the fire.
- The elegant drawing room with its beautifully upholstered classic chairs is a snug place for reading or a quiet moment with a cup of tea and maybe a slice of homemade chocolate cake.
Ski in & Ski out
- The ski in & ski out convenience of the hotel affords easy connections to the many lifts and cable cars in the Jungfrau region that covers Wengen, Grindelwald and Mürren. A brief descent takes you to the nearby chairlift and the Wengernalp train station is just below the hotel. In summer at Wengernalp, with its quintessential Alpine scenery, there is a diversity of outdoor activities and adventures to suit guests of all ages.
- Cosy up fireside with your favourite cashmere sweater.
- From CHF 500 to CHF 640 half board for two people sharing a room.
- The Jungfrau region is known for having some of the most extensive and varied skiing in Switzerland. With over 200 kilometres of ski runs from challenging black runs for experts to plenty of easy reds and blues for novices and intermediates making it ideal for families and all grades of skiing ability.
- In winter, Wengen is the ideal starting point for the family-friendly ski region of Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen with 110 km of predominantly easy to medium-difficulty pistes, and the renowned World Cup piste on the Lauberhorn. The neighbouring ski areas of the Jungfrau region, Grindelwald-First and Mürren-Schilthorn are also easily accessible. The clean air, the long hours of sunshine – especially in winter – the toboggan runs and around 50 km of winter hiking trails also serve to attract non-skiers to the sunny resort.
- Over 500 km of marked walking trails and 15 mountain cableways in the surroundings lead to the most beautiful vantage points of the Jungfrau region; take for example the classic panorama route between Wengen and the Kleine Scheidegg, which offers up a particularly impressive view of the rock massif of the mighty Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Wengernalp is a convenient starting point to travel up to the Jungfraujoch. Strongly recommended is the the Eiger Trail hike at the foot of the Eiger north face as well as the scenic panoramic walk from the Männlichen over to Kleine Scheidegg, with its view down to Grindelwald and across to the Wetterhorn.
When to go
- The hotel/restaurant opens from mid-December until end of March/beginning April as well as from June until mid-September.
How to get there
- Arriving at Wengernalp is an experience in itself, giving you time to relax and enjoy the majestic mountain scenery. The quaint Wengernalpbahn mountain cog train that departs from Lauterbrunnen climbs up through Wengen’s wooded slopes to the Kleine Scheidegg mountain pass at 2,061 meters, stopping en-route at the tiny station directly beneath the hotel. Regular trains from Zurich, Geneva and Basel airports via Bern and Interlaken Ost provide convenient connections to Lauterbrunnen. Undercover parking adjacent to the station is also available for those travelling by car. As the last train for Wengernalp departs Lauterbrunnen at 17:00 please be sure to check the every leg of your journey on www.sbb.ch.
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