Alpine escapades centred on the resort of Alpine Wengen for Autumn Holidays 2021.
1. Revitalise body and soul by wandering Wengen trails on an autumn holidays
The Jungfrau Mountain dominates the Swiss Alpine resort of Wengen at 1274m. Situated on a sunny plateau ‘twixt mountain and valley, Wengen is only accessible by cog wheel railway, aerial cableway or on foot. Retreat into nature this autumn.
2. Immerse yourself in the magic of seeming fantasy
Sense the passage of time, ice and water on this walk through rock tunnels and galleries exposed by the Lower Grindelwald Glacier. The Glacierschluecht is a short bus ride from Grindelwald Station. Autumn holidays opening until 14. November 2021.
3. Touch your inner romance on this historic ‘eyrie’
Harder Kulm, a short walk and 10 minute funicular ride above Interlaken, offers views over Lakes Thun and Brienz and the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau Mountains. The funicular operates until 28. November 2021.
4. See the moon rising and the sun setting
A Skyline Walk over the cliff’s edge at Birg. The contours of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau are enhanced under the rays of the setting sun and the moon is rising over the Eiger on an autumn break. Schilthorn cableways close from 25.10. – 19.11. 2021
5. Travel a cute cableway to a Jungfrau view
Sulwald is the destination of the small, almost nostalgic cableway that has existed from 1975. Travel to Isenfluh by mountain bus and embark for a short ride and mountain trails. The cableway operates all year round, every day.
6. Feel nostalgia for a bucolic way of life
Gimmelwald is a small, undeveloped, farming hamlet between Stechelberg and Mürren. Views of the snowy Gspaltenhorn peak are unique. Access via cableway from Stechelberg (closed 25.10. – 19.11. 2021), or walk from Mürren in the autumn holidays.
7. Breathe in the rarefied air of a mountaineer
The breathtaking Aletsch Glacier viewed from the Sphinx Observation Deck on the Jungfraujoch, ’Top of Europe’. Visit this glaciated world at 3463m on any day of the year. Imagine the Ice Ages and visit the Ice Palace with carved sculptures.
8. Sigh at the simple beauty of the summits
Piz Gloria revolving restaurant, Schilthorn summit at 2970m. It was built for and pays homage to the James Bond film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’,1969. See over 200 peaks on a clear day. Schilthorn cableways close from 25.10. – 19.11.2021
9. Be an early bird at Bachalpsee and catch the reflection
Likely to see some snow on the hour long walk to Bachalpsee during an autumn break on First Mountain. Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn and Finsteraarhorn are prominent peaks. Faulhorn trail sometimes open. First cableway operates until 24.10.2021
10. Taste the wines of the region
A walk among the vineyards in autumn at Spiez as the grapes are harvested and the vine leaves golden, is special, with lake and mountain views. Spiez castle is open until 31.10. 2021. Wine tasting possible by arrangement.
11. Embark on a relaxing cruise among fairytale castles
Motorboat cruising of Lakes Thun and Brienz are a highlight of any autumn break centred on Wengen. There are castles at Thun (history museum and splendid views), Spiez, Oberhofen & Hünegg. Timetable and info at https://www.bls.ch <https://www.bls.ch/>
12. Make a Rendezvous with light
Rendez-vous Bundesplatz is a light show on the facade of the parliament building in the Swiss capital, Bern. A day trip from Wengen. This year the autumn break show is entitled ‘Planet Hope’ and is scheduled for 16.10. – 20.11.2021.
13. Reach out and touch the sheer cliff face
The Cliff Walk at First is a thrilling photo venue. Winding around a sheer cliff face, it then rises out into the void. Handy for the Berg Restaurant and First Flyer Zip Wire – an exciting descent to Schreckfeld. First cableway operates until 24.10.2021
14. Time travel to a medieval urban scape
The entire Old City of Bern is a unique UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Zytglogge and fountains crowned with Renaissance allegorical statues are special features. Visit the Historical Museum, bears, bridges, and Parliament.
15. Be a bon vivant for an hour or two
The Victoria-Jungfrau Hotel, ‘Grande Dame’ of Swiss luxury hotels, offers a restaurant and terrace experience to adore. Enjoy Jungfrau views from Interlaken with glass in hand. An Autumn holidays celebration.
16. Barbecue or cheese dip alfresco in autumn tints
A pleasant hike from Wengen to Leiterhorn and the scene is set for a BBQ at the prepared site. Or take along a fondue set to enjoy melting Swiss cheese in the slanting rays of the sun and the view of the magnificent wall of white Alpine peaks.
17. Enjoy Alpine Chic with Alpine Holiday Services
Alpine Holiday Services is a top provider of accommodation in Wengen. No better start for the 20 Alpine escapades centred on the resort of Alpine Wengen for this Autumn holidays 2021. Booking online at alpineholidayservices.ch
18. Tread excitingly within and without cliff faces
Photographing the Glacier Canyon, Grindelwald, left. Course of the Thrill Walk at Birg, Schilthorn, right. The Thrill walk is an exciting, steep, glass-floored sightseeing path around a sheer cliff. Schilthorn cableways close from 25.10. – 19.11.2021.
19. Revel in nostalgia for a railway heritage
The Schynige Platte Railway dates from the 19th century. From 1914 electric locomotives were deployed, the same trains are still in operation today! Worth the ride all the way to the Schynige Platte view and trail point. Operates this autumn until 24.10.2021.
20. Wonder at the feats of man and nature
Fallboden Reservoir is manmade, The Jungfrau Railway is manmade and unbelievably, completed in 1912! The Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau Mountains – another thing altogether! Take Autumn Holidays and hike up from Wengen to the Fallbodensee.