Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mannlichen - Wengernalp - Kleine Scheidegg - Jungfraubahn

The Mannlichen Cablecar takes you right from the centre of Wengen up to the ski slopes within a few minutes for skiing or to enjoy the hiking and exceptional views.

The other mode of transport for getting to the slopes is the train from Wengen up to Kleine Scheidegg in just under half an hour, it is also possible to get off the train at Allmend or Wengenalp, not just to ski back to the village but there are also walking trails and toboggan runs.
Wengenalp in the sunshine.

Wengenalp in a snow storm, photo top right shows how quickly the railway line was getting covered.

Take the train all the way up to Kleine Schidegg and these are the sort of views you will see.
In the sunshine first. In case you were wondering the wigwam is a bar.

In a blizzard it looks rather different!

The Jungfraubahn Railway from Kleine Schidegg to the Jungfraujoch(Top of Europe) celebrates the centenary of its opening on August 1st 1912, Swiss National Day, this year.
Europe's highest altitude mountain railway at 3,454 metres above sea level is still considered a masterpiece of railway technology and every year is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world.

During the first week of January in celebration of this anniversary a Swiss flag was projected on to the Eiger at night by Gerry Hofstetter a light artist. We were fortunate to be in Wengen on the evening of January 1st when this was done for the first time.

All photos are my own taken in December 2011 and January 2012 Copyright All rights reserved by LindyLouMac Photo Collection
For more information about the places mentioned in this post please refer to the following websites. Jungfrau and Mannlichen
If you are also interested in more information about the resort of Wengen, I have written two earlier posts Wengen, Switzerland, Hotel Restaurant Baren Wengen. or more information may be found by visiting the following links. Wikipedia, and Wengen Snow Report

I will leave you with this wonderful reproduction of an old poster that I photographed at Wengen Station.

This post concludes the Travel Tales I am sharing with you from this visit to Switzerland. When we left Wengen we drove to the UK and my next few tales will be from places we visited while we there in January 2012.

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  1. This looks so beautiful (even the snowstorm!)
    I have never been to Europe, but have often fantasized about those glory days of spending months living in a hotel and travelling the rails in grand style, perhaps in the late 1920s (but with no murders a la the Orient Express!). Born too late for all that, I'm afraid.
    Off to read about your other travels now, while I sip my morning coffee (out of a china cup)

  2. Looks like there is a good amount of snow there. Those ski lift towers are really massive!

  3. Thanks for alerting me to this post.
    Very informative. Must have been something special to be there on New Year's eve.
    What can you tell be about that upstanding log with the flame in the top: I saw something like it for sale in the local garden centre this afternoon and wondered what it was for.

  4. Just love your snowy pics! Switzerland is so picturesque! We are visiting France in a couple of weeks, I hope there will be snow like in Wengen!

  5. Beautiful landscape! I would love to visit. Preferably on the highest peak to enjoy the views:-) This place is like a dream.
    Very good photos!

  6. What wonderful pictures. The wigwam is quite funny!


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