Lauterbrunnen and Wengen – a wedding photographer perspective

10. February 2020

One of my favourite places in Switzerland has to be the Bernese Oberland region. It is an all year exploration wonderland. Summer season is perfect for hiking and riding down the mountain with your bike. It’s a dream for a wedding photographer. Every spot you go is a stunning photo location. But what to do if you have never been to Lauterbrunnen, Wengen or Grindelwald? Let’s have a look at my recent trip to Bernese Oberland.

The Bernese Oberland (also called the Berner Oberland) is describing a region in the canton of Bern. Typically a mountainous area and highly popular among tourists the name dates back when «Oberland» was a canton on its own, before Napoleon merged the canton with Bern. It’s a pretty large area as well. Starting from Meiringen it goes up to the grimsel pass and stretches all the way to Thun. There are some beautiful and famous places like the Jungfrau region (most of you know it as the top of Europe), lake Oeschinen, Adelboden and Zweisimmen. As a wedding photographer I always enjoy to be part of a wedding up in the mountains.

How do you get to Lauterbrunnen & Wengen?

Most of the tourist will start their journey either from Zurich Airport or Geneva Airport. The SBB (Swiss national train service) will take you to the train station in Lauterbrunnen. From there you have to jump onto the Wengeneralp railway. It’s the longest continuous cogwheel railway in the world. Enjoy the train ride while it climbs up the mountain to the picturesque village of Wengen.

What to do in Wengen?

Here are some of my favourite things to do in Wengen:

  • Take the Cablecar up to Männlichen
  • Visit the Jungfraujoch (take the train to Kleine Scheidegg and switch to the Jungfraujoch train)
  • Wintersports: Skiing, Snowboarding, Sledding
  • Hikes in Summer: Männlichen Royal Walk, Hike from Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg
  • If you never had Raclette or Fondue, go find a place where they serve this traditional Swiss dish!
  • Planning on getting married up here and still looking for a wedding photographer? Shot me a message and let’s connect!