Now known as the oldest, longest, fastest and one of the most beautiful courses on the World Cup circuit, racers start close to the Lauberhorn summit at 2315m under the shadow of the Eiger and finish at just 1273m in Innerwengen. A great weekend with the chance to see some of the World’s best skiers, enjoy the party atmosphere and ski on the beautiful slopes of the Jungfrau Region.
Off snow activities are also important during your stay. Wengen has ice and curling rinks and access to sledging and winter hiking trails both from the Mannlichen and the Kleine Scheidegg. Although no public swimming pool in the Winter, it is possible to swim as some of the hotels do have indoor pools. Interlaken is only a short train ride away as well and offers a town like feeling, stunning views, a beautiful river and two stunning lakes. Activities here include paragliding and Winter kayaking.
Trains are a big part of the history of Wengen and reason why tourism here started during Victorian times. The railway to Wengen was completed in 1892 and the cog railway to Kleine Scheidegg in just a few months later. Still in use to this day, the cog railway to Kleine Scheidegg offers a pleasant, spacious and comfortable journey to the heart of the ski area at just over 2000m.
Although the skiers disembark here, it is possible, with a change of trains, to continue from Kleine Scheidegg to Europe’s highest train station at the Jungfraujoch, a hugely popular tourist attraction throughout the year. Located at 3466m above sea level the Jungfraujoch offer stunning views over the surrounding area and sits atop the Aletsch glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps!
In short, Wengen is a beautiful traditional Swiss Alpine village with incredible views of the Jungfrau massive and Lauterbrunnen valley, a varied enjoyable ski area and plenty to do both on and off the slopes. We look forward to seeing you here soon!