The picturesque little town of Wengen in the Lauterbrunnen Valley is a jewel in the Swiss Alps. It is listeed as one of the 12 beautiful mountain towns in Europe by Magical Planet. It is one of very few car-free resort villages in Europe, although there are a few service vehicles, local farm vehicles, electric vehicles for taxiing to and from the railway station. This creates a tranquil atmosphere throughout the village and reduces traffic noise. For ecological reasons other resorts are considering following the car-free example.