Wengen (1274m, 4180ft) takes pride of place on a shelf on the Jungfrau side of the deep, U-shaped Lauterbrunnen Valley. It’s car-free status (leave your vehicle in Lauterbrunnen) means that you’ll need to get here by train (regular services connect Lauterbrunnen with Wengen and then Kleine Scheidegg).
Every January the town plays host to the FIS Ski World Cup Lauberhorn races (with the longest race on the Ski World Cup circuit), all against the backdrop of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
It’s a good-sized town in terms of sleeping and eating choices, and there are plenty of walks offering views of lush meadows, waterfalls, the valley and powerful peaks. One great hike is up to Männlichen (you can take a cable car there too) for wonderful views to Grindelwald and the Lauterbrunnen Valley. Sunsets overlooking the valley are particularly cinematic from Wengen.