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Tour description

The so-called “Hohstäg”, the trail from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen, is part of the classic Bernese Oberland tour, which from the 18th century 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 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.


Partly steep but good hiking trail.
Normal hiking gear, hiking boots with good soles and walking sticks help with the ascent.

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Places along the route: Lauterbrunnen - Zwirgi - Wengen


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Tour history (B06022)

First published: Freitag, 1. Januar 2016

Last updated: Mittwoch, 6. April 2016

Tour published by: Presented by www.jungfrau.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 2.9 km | Time requirement: 2¼ h
Ascent: 479 m | Descent: 1 m
Highest point: 1277 m.a.s.l.

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Rail Info Interlaken
Höheweg 37
CH-3800 Interlaken
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