Wengen – Switzerland
When you think of the ‘chocolate box’ Swiss village the image in your head is likely to resemble Wengen, a beautiful alpine retreat near the town of Interlaken that is accessed by cogwheel railway. The views are amongst the best in the land and everything in the Lauterbrunnen Valley is dwarfed by the impressive peaks of the Eiger, Jungfrau and Monch that dominate the region. The ski area is known throughout the world as the home of the Lauberhorn downhill course.
The railway is an essential mode of transport here, not only for getting to resort but also for getting between ski areas, and it is worth getting your head around the timetable in order to make the most of the skiing in the spectacular yet fragmented Jungfrau region. Don’t forget to take a minute at Kleine Scheidegg to admire the almost vertical north face of the Eiger. This is certainly not skiable terrain but you may see lunatics trying to climb it!
- Try the popular sport of curling at the local sports centre.
- For a great night out head to Sina's pub for Friday night karaoke.
- Take a once in a lifetime helicopter tour.
- In February there are the Velogemel world champtionships - snow bikes racing.
- Take a train to the 'Top of Europe' mountain restaurant.
Posted by Vanessa Fisher on 1st March 2015
I'm sure my fellow blogger from Grindelwald, Richard, was booked up for lessons last week, as the slopes all over the Jungfrau region seemed busy with half-term skiers. I joined them with my family in Wengen, a resort I have been to many times before and draws us back most years to see friends who live there.
Posted by Vanessa Fisher on 4th April 2012
Sitting in the warm sunshine, under the magnificent Eiger, with a glass of wine, bubbling cheese raclettes and Bryan Adams strumming along in the background I contemplated the season here in Wengen.
At a glance
|Resort altitude||1274 m - 1275 m|
|Highest lift||2970 m|
|Lowest lift||900 m|
|km of piste||214|
|Number of lifts||45|
|Lift pass price||339CHF/6 days Jungfrau|
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