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Wengen Ski Resort

  • Nearest town: Lauterbrunnen
  • Resort Altitude (metres): 1275m
  • Ski Season: December - April
  • Mountain Range: The Alps
  • Number of Lifts: 21
  • Highest Lift (metres): 2320m
  • Lowest Lift (metres): 1274m
  • Number of Slopes: 33
  • Snowboarding: yes: park and half-pipe
  • Cross Country (km): 17km

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There are a number of other attractions on offer, a good place to start is to take a guided walking tour in the Eiger and the surrounding landscape. The Museum of the Valley of Lauterbrunnen is another great place for an outing, on display are many exhibitions about the history of the valley and its towns. The Trummelbach Falls are another breathtaking sight, and are well worth the trip out of town.

  • Languages: German French Italian Romansch
  • Temperatures: 5.5°C
  • Driving: Drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road
  • Emergency contact numbers: Police: 117
    Fire: 118
    Medical: 144
  • Population: 1200
  • Religion: 49% Roman Catholic 48% Protestant
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The nightlife in Wengen is a little limited, with only a few nightclubs and bars to choose from. There are a few excellent restaurants, which serve a wide range of traditional Swiss and Italian cuisine. A few shops are located in town, which offer equipment for rent There are also a number of non-ski activities on offer, including a bowling alley; a gym; a swimming pool; an ice rink; and a sauna.


Wengen is most famous for its downhill course, the Lauberhorn, and is also know as one of the classic erlaxed Swiss ski resorts with amazing scenery. The views of the Eiger and surrounding mountains is breathtaking. The majority of the runs are best suited for beginners and intermediates, while the of-pistes aer great for experts and snow boarders. Wengen has a relaxed and stress-free atmosphere. There are also many non-ski activities too keep you busy on the days when you're not in the mood to hit the slopes. The nightlife is a little limited, but there's enough to keep you entertained after a day's skiing.

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