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“Hotel Edelweiss, Wengen”
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Cape Town
Level 3 Contributor
5 reviews
12 helpful votes
“Hotel Edelweiss, Wengen”
Reviewed 30 July 2010

My husband and I stayed for 6 days in August 2008 at the Hotel Edelweiss in the breathtakingly beautiful mountainside village of Wengen. The hotel is a family-run concern and is efficiently and pleasantly managed.

The rooms are not luxurious but are extremely comfortable and clean and more than adequate as a base for exploring the area.
The continental breakfasts are simple but again, more than adequate. We were there on a bed and breakfast basis, but it is possible to arrange to have dinner if you inform the hosts early enough.

The view from our balcony was stunning, and the location of the hotel was a short walk up- or down-hill from the station. The Swiss rail system is, of course, super-efficient, and one never has to wait more than 10 minutes for a train.

We had the time of our lives on numerous cable cars - Schilthorn, The Faulhorn via First ((walked up through snow!) to name just two, and walked many throughly enjoyable and scenically spectacular kilometres up and down and around many mountains in the area.

There is a seemingly inexhaustible list of hikes of all levels which are accessible either directly from Wengen, or a couple of stations away, and we could have stayed another week and not run out of places to go. It did help that, with the exception of one rainy day, which we spent in Interlaken, the weather was great.

We took the train up to the Jungfrau - a very worthwhile experience - and would recommend an early start if one goes in high season, so that one beats the rush.

On a previous visit in 2005, I took the narrow gauge railway up to the Schynige Platte, and had hoped to go again this time, but didn't get there. Well worth the time and money.

We found Interlaken a little tired, and just another big town, so would not hurry to visit there again - but Wengen is another story - we'd love to go back.

Thank pollyfrog
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West Palm Beach, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
10 helpful votes
“Wengen, Switzerland”
Reviewed 10 October 2009

Just come back from 8 days vacation in Wengen, Switzerland.
If you want quite and peacefull place for romantic vacation far away from everybody that is Wengen in September. We had amazing weather and enjoyed beautifull scenery all around us. Wengen is the best place as a base to visit all Bernese Oberland region. Places you must visit: Jungfrau and Schilthorn.
We rented small challet thru local challet rental service and we had a felling that we are in our own house. Just perfect...

1 Thank Savetnik
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Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
44 helpful votes
“Most Beautiful Place On Earth”
Reviewed 9 October 2009

We made our second trip in 8 years to the Bernese Oberland in Sept. 2009.The first trip we stayed in Interlaken.This time we chose Wengen, which we preferred.It is a car-free town and is therefore very quiet.If you prefer a quiet, laid back, small town atmosphere, this is for you.It is a good location for day trips to the Jungfrau, Schilthorn, and the numerous small towns in the area.The scenery is out of this world.We love Switzerland and believe that this has to be the most scenic part.See my review of Hotel Silberhorn.

2 Thank angleTexas
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1 review
2 helpful votes
“wengen night life”
Reviewed 21 April 2008

First of all Wengen is a wondefull spot,great slopes more suitable for skiing however.As far as the nighlife is concerned its not a particularly exciting place.One point to note is to stick away from the 'Rocks bar' .You may read from various sources that seem to complement it ,where as in the contary the service is terrible, the guy that runs it is a utter %&^* and Im ashamed to call him a new zealander.beers are expensive-if he doesnt reconise you,he'll charge you up to a frank or 2 more and the internet there is rubbish.Try going up the road to the end of the high st where you will find a great local pub which has internet for unlimited time when you purchase any drink.

Overall I must say however Wengen is a simply amazing spot,everything I pictured Switzerland to deliver. Unfortuantly a wonderfull time spent on the slopes during the day had to be spent experiencing such a terrible bar where I was out of the blue verbally 'attacked' or whatever for not purchasing a drink after I had paid 4 pounds to use the internet for one hour and drinking a glass of water from the jug on my table!

anyhow its a wonderfull resort.

2 Thank lambchop5000
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Dadeville, Alabama
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
37 helpful votes
“May 2007 surprise”
Reviewed 7 July 2007

We decided to stay in Wengen after a two week river cruise (aboard the Tapestry - another wonderful experience). We arrived in Wengen on Sunday, and the weather was beautiful! The scenery around this area (available only by rail) takes your breath away. The train dropped us off less than 1/2 block from our hotel and we were so happy to rest in such gorgeous surroundings. Our hotel room had a small balcony overlooking the train center and then the valley and mountain range beyond - indescribable.
We awoke Monday morning to plan our next four days in Wengen and were shocked (totally) to see 3 inches of snow everywhere and a total accumulation that day of around 15 inches! The snow was in flakes that looked like snowballs floating from Heaven. The wet snow along with the sap running in the trees caused havoc along the railway, so the trains were stopped for the entire day - until Tuesday morning! Thinking "what the heck" we started a foot tour of the village area and met wonderful people, enjoyed watching children have a blast playing in perfect snowman-material snow, and later the silence that comes after such a beautiful gift from above.
We had more exciting days, but that was one true surprise for everyone!

1 Thank abclsc
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