10 Best Instagram Spots in Wengen Switzerland – with mapped locations!
Looking for the best Instagram Spots in Wengen Switzerland? This guide will show you the exact locations of where to get that perfect snap shot of the magnificent Swiss Alps. Wengen sits above the Lauterbrunnen Valley in the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland and is accessible only by train so it offers some of the best views in all of Switzerland. There are over 72 waterfalls in the valley, snowcapped mountains in the distance and the picturesque village of Wengen sits in the center of it all.
Wengen is a traditional looking Swiss village and popular skiing destination in winter. However there are lots of fun things to do all year, and everywhere you look is photo worthy. It is difficult not to take a stunning photo, even the train ride up from Lauterbrunnen will offer you some great shots. But the following places are the not to miss viewpoints that you will be wanting for your social media feed!
TIP: Sit on the right side of the train on the way up, or the left side on the way down to get the best views!
A good photo has a subject in the foreground (probably you) something in the middle ground (the village or waterfalls) and something in the background (probably the mountains in this case). The following locations are best Instagram spots in Wengen, Switzerland.
1. Wengen Church View
This is the easiest spot to get to in Wengen. Just look for the church spire, which is a few minutes walk from the train station. There is a small terrace which overlooks Wengen and the Lauterbrunnen Valley and some information about all the mountain peaks you can see from here.
2. Staubbachbankli, Inner Wengen
This viewpoint is from the other end of the village. It takes about 20 minutes to walk along a relatively flat road, then around a small farm where you will find horses, goats, and chickens (also instagrammable) and then you come across a lovely viewpoint with benches. Walk to the tip of the benches and do a twirl like your in The Sound of Music because that’s the feeling you will get!
3. Wengen Views – Main Street
There are a few points along the main street that offer a nice view of the traditional buildings with the mountains in the background. Looking South towards the Jungfrau standing just outside the main sports store gives you a nice view, or further up the street it goes up a little bit so you have a higher viewpoint and a cute little house to be your middle ground.
4. Park Hotel Road
If you want to see more than just the main street of Wengen, there is an easy perimeter road you can take that gives you a stunning perspective that includes the gondola with the Swiss alps in the background. For one of the best Instagram spots in Wengen Switzerland, take a walk around this road and cut back in front of the gondola. Snap your shot when you see the cable car coming.
5. Wengen Train Shot
Coming to Wengen, you might have seen pictures of the train going up the mountain to this idyllic little village. Well getting this shot is also very easy when you know where to go. Walking down from the Church, you will find a path crossing he train tracks, walk a little bit up from here and you will have the perfect shot of the train overlooking the valley – you just might have to wait a bit for the train to pass!
Further Views From Wengen
If you are exploring the Jungfrau area for a few days, there are plenty more amazing viewpoints to find. Hiking in Lauterbrunnen, Murren and Wengen offer incredible views and these Lauterbrunnen photo spots are also worth a visit. If you are visiting Wengen, these places are probably on your list to visit anyways, and now you will know the exact spot to get that perfect image!
6. Maanlichen Crown
Going up the cable car from Wengen is a fun thing to do and also incredibly scenic. From the Maanlichen Crown area (15 minutes walk from the top of the gondola) you get a panoramic view over Grindelwald, Interlaken, Wengen and Lauterbrunnen. There is a lot to look at here so remember to try to get something in the foreground.
This is a traditional hotel with a lovely terrace overlooking the Jungfrau, Monch and Eiger mountains. The train from Wengen continues to Wengenalp, and it is a lovely spot to have lunch while enjoying the view or just to snap that perfect picture!
8. Walking Wengen to Lauterbrunnen
There is an easy path to hike down to Lauterbrunnen from Wengen which takes about 45-60 minutes – depending on how many times you stop for a photo! About halfway down you will have a glorious view of the valley and still have the pathway in the shot. I think this is the best viewpoint of the valley.
9. Lauterbrunnen Church
This might be one of the most Instagrammed photos of Switzerland. Lauterbrunnen Instagram shots are also amazing with the waterfall and church in the background of a small path. It is not too far from the Lauterbrunnen train station, but as the tall cliffs often shade the valley, be sure to visit around midday.
10. From the Sky
You might have heard that this area is known for it’s extreme sports! Skydiving, paragliding, BASE jumping and others are popular adrenaline experiences attract all sorts of adventure seeking people. Paragliding is the most relaxed way to enjoy the skies and get some amazing photos and videos of the Swiss alps from above!
There you have it! The best Instagram spots in Wengen Switzerland and surrounding area, be sure to search out a few of these spots on your next visit to the Jungfrau region and Lauterbrunnen valley.
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