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Wengen. Pop. 1,400 (Over 10,000 during skiing season). Currency Swiss franc (CHF). Language German. Time Zone GMT + 1 hour. Best Airport - Berne. Best Time to go – year round location – for winter sports, and summer hiking. Wengen started off as a small farming community and has since grown to be a major winter sports resort. Wengen is home to the Lauberhorn ski races, which consist of a downhill run, a slalom, and a combined event. Wengen is a car-free resort and is accessible only either by rail using the Wengernalpbahn from Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald by changing in Kleine Scheidegg, or by cable car down from the Männlichen on the Luftseilbahn Wengen-Männlichen. Wengen has received many famous visitors over the years including composer Felix Mendelssohn who was arguably the first VIP to stay in Wengen. In celebration of this great musician there is a Mendolssohn festival in late August.


Wengen Skiing Hotels Rooms in the Bernese Oberland

Wengen Skier and Winter Sports Hotels Reservation Belvedere Hotel Eiger Hotel Regina Hotel Silberhorn Hotel Sunstar Hotel Wengen Travel Skiing and Tourism.

Belvedere Hotel - Wengen

The Belvedere is a 3 star hotel with 67 rooms. The Belvedere Hotel Wengen is an elegant retreat conveniently located central to many key attractions and just a few minutes walk to the cable car. The Belvedere Hotel is a property of distinction featuring a superb restaurant and sociable bar where guests will experience inspired cuisine to suit any social occasion.

Belvedere Hotel - Wengen

International Ski Federation FIS - wikipedia

The International Ski Federation/Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) is the main international organisation of ski sports. Founded by 14 member nations in 1924 in Chamonix, France, today it has a membership of 101 national ski associations and is based in Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland.

Lauberhorn - wikipedia

The Lauberhorn ski race (German: Lauberhornrennen) takes place annually in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland on the longest downhill run in the world. Its enormous length of about 4455 meters with ride times about 2:30 minutes (about 1 minute longer than regular downhill races) and the achievement of top speeds close to 160 km/h (highest maximum speed in the FIS world cup) is a huge challenge for all riders.

Wengen - wikitravel

Wengenb is a resort town in Switzerland located beneath the Eiger and Jungfrau. It sits above Lauterbrunnen and can be accessed via train, from Lauterbrunnen or from Grindelwald. Both Wengen and Grindelwald are rather upscale resorts, both for skiing in winter and hiking and bicycling in summer.

Wengen Switzerland - wikipedia

Wengen (1274 m) is a village in the Bernese Oberland in central Switzerland. Wengen has approximately 1,400 year-round residents. This number swells to 5,000 during summer and to 10,000 during the winter peak tourist season. Since 1930, the famous Lauberhorn ski races have been held in Wengen. The races traditionally consist of a downhill run, a slalom, and a combined event. In addition to being one of the technically most challenging downhill races, the Lauberhorn is the longest race in the FIS world cup circuit.


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