Wengen-Männlichen Aerial Cableway
The Wengen Männlichen aerial cableway is a high-speed cable car situated in the Swiss Alps that offers unparalleled views of the surrounding landscape. It’s the perfect way to experience the scenic beauty of the region.
At the base of the cableway is Wengen, a traditional-style alpine village full of picture-postcard chalets comprising accommodation, restaurants, cafés and shops. From there, cable cars run regularly to the viewpoint atop Männlichen Mountain. Large windows mean visitors can enjoy the view the entire way to the top. For an even more exhilarating experience, stand in the open-air section on the cable car’s roof to truly experience life in the clouds.
Once you exit the cable car, there are plenty of walking routes to enjoy on Männlichen. Continue the climb for another 20 minutes where the views of snow-dusted peaks and lush valleys are even more impressive. Visitors can also follow the popular scenic path from Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg. From there, trains travel back down to Wengen.
Things to know before you go
- Access to the cable car requires a paid ticket.
- A one-way trip takes around eight minutes.
- The cableway is wheelchair accessible and there are staff to assist at either end of the journey.
- There is a restaurant at the top, as well as a children’s play area.
- The terrain can be steep and uneven, so practical footwear, such as hiking boots, are recommended for those planning to walk.
How to get there
The cableway base station at Wengen is situated less than five minutes from Wengernalp railway station. Wengen has been a car-free destination for many years, so drivers need to head to the nearby town of Lauterbrunnen to park, then take the short, 5-minute train ride to Wengen via the Wengernalp railway.
When to get there
The best time to use the cableway depends on the time of year. Make an early start in the warmer months to beat day-tripping crowds; during winter, skiers head up early so it can be better to wait and head up late morning, once the crowds have thinned.
Visit Europe’s largest glacier
South of Wengen is the Great Aletsch Glacier, Europe’s largest glacial landscape. More stunning scenery awaits visitors at the glacier, with plenty of cable car rides, viewing outlooks, and hiking routes to suit any ability or preference. Explore the different trails or take a train ride to Jungfraujoch—the highest railway station in Europe, situated at over 11,000 feet (3350 meters) above sea level.
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- St. Beatus Caves (St. Beatus-Höhlen)
- Lake Brienz (Brienzersee)
- Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
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- Lake Thun (Thunersee)
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