Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken from the bottom of the Wengen-Mannlichen cable car in winter. The picture also shows part of the nursery ski area and the dramatic ridge rising above the village, covered in fresh snow. Image taken skiing in the area in 2006.
Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car - FURTHER INFORMATION
Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car - Jungfrau visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Bernese Oberland.
Wengen village lies at the heart of the Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen ski area in the wider Jungfrau region of Switzerland. The historic farming village lies on a shelf at 1274m, far above the base of Lauterbrunnen Valley. It is full of hotels, ski chalets and holiday apartments and is quite busy year round, though during the peak ski season the village population can swell to 10,000. The village has an active night life with numerous cafes, restaurants and bars.
From Wengen, skiers can take the Wengen-Männlichen cable car, which rises 948m up the ridge to the Männlichen restaurant, outside which is a fantastic viewpoint over the valley. This accesses some of the 200km of ski runs and lift system descending down to Grindelwald. The network of lifts also allows skiers to traverse across to Kleine Scheidegg, from where it is possible to either ski back to Wengen or take a train to Wengen Station. This cog train also links Wengen with Lauterbrunnen on the valley floor.
Wengen also hosts the longest World Cup Downhill Ski Race on earth (the Lauberhorn-Weltcup Abfahrt ), which starts near the top of the Lauberhorn and descends 4.455 km (2.77 miles) to the finish in Innerwengen.
For further information about skiing in Wengen, see our Jungfrau Ski page, which provides further details about the resort, as well as displaying various panoramas taken around the area linked to an interactive piste map.
During the summer months Wengen often accomodates around 5,000 visitors who come to walk, hike and climb in the stunning mountain scenery.