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Kleine Scheidegg, Jungfrau Region

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Kleine Scheidegg is a railway station that is situated on the summit of the Kleine Scheidegg Pass in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland. The pass houses a complex of hotels and railway buildings. Administratively, the station is in the municipality of Lauterbrunnen in the canton of Bern.The station is on the Wengernalpbahn (WAB), whose trains operate to Kleine Scheidegg from Lauterbrunnen via Wengen, and separately from Grindelwald. It is also the lower terminus of the Jungfraubahn (JB), whose trains climb within the Eiger to the Jungfraujoch. All passengers travelling to the Jungfraujoch, or between Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald, must change trains at the station.WAB trains from Lauterbrunnen enter the station at its western end, and from Grindelwald at its eastern end, but no through trains are operated. This is principally because of the need, for safety reasons, to have each train's motorcar or locomotive at its downhill end. The WAB tracks at Kleine Scheidegg includes a, partially underground, wye track to allow trains to be reversed, but this is not used for trains in passenger service.The WAB and JB use different rail gauges, different electrification systems and different rack railway technology, and are not physically connected. The depot of the JB is located at Kleine Scheidegg, but not the line's workshops. These are located at Eigergletscher station, one stop up the line.
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  • Catch the train to Wegnen, Gondola to Manlichen and hike to Kleine Scheidegg. Really fun way to spend a day. There are lots of hikes you can do from Kleine Scheidegg, so a little research beforehand w...  read more »
  • Lovely train ride from Grindlewald with stunning views all the way. Choice of eating places at the top. This is beautiful in the summer but is even more so in the winter. Access to the Jungfrau from t...  read more »
  • If you are going to Jungfraujoch, you will have to change train at KS. But on your way up or down, do spend time to look around and have a short walk. You may go to the artificial lake which will take...  read more »
  • Definitely worth the visit. The train loop from Interlaken via Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald is a great ride. Don't forget to visit Schynige Platte as well from Wilderswil. This train trip is even better!
  • A hub for skiing, Jungfraubahn (train to Jungfraujoch) and many more activities. If you have time, you can spend an hour here to roam around - many great spots for photography.
  • The best place on earth. Bratwurst and chips with a beer at the Hotel Belvedere below the Eiger Norwand is not to be missed!
  • After catching the aerial tram from Wengen to Mannlichen, a scenic trek delivers you to the sweeping and majestic mountain views Kleine Scheidegg provides in all directions. Klein Scheidegg is also the jump off point for a pleasurable and mostly downhill hike on trails and through cow and goat pastures that pass Wengernalp and Allmend and lead you back into Wengen. Around you incredibly sheer and rocky mountain juggernauts appear in and out of the fog. You wonder how livestock can be raised on land that looks better suited for use as ski slopes. In villages not far off the trail, restaurants provide periodic opportunities for sustenance (and beer). It's cool and damp up there, even in the summer, but a memorable experience.
  • Gerstesuppe is really great
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