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Lenk in Simmental belongs to the Canton of Bern and lies at the foot of Wildstrubel Mountain (3.243 m) at an altitude of 1068 m. The municipality covers an area of 123,1 km2 and is home to about 2400 inhabitants.
The average temperature in the Simmental Valley is 5,4° C, the yearly precipitation is around 1.350 mm. July is the hottest month, with 8 hours of sunshine a day. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of -4°C. August sees the most rainfall with an average of 150 mm, while October is the driest month with about 85 mm.
The holiday resort of Lenk lies in the Bernese Oberland and has a lot to offer for its guests. Winter athletes and families alike will be thrilled by the 70 top-of-the-line ski lifts and the 210 kilometres of perfectly groomed ski trails of the Adelboden-Lenk Ski Resort. Stockhorn panorama sun-terrace at 2.190m is a great place to take holiday pictures. Snow-shoe tours, tobogganing, climbing, curling or ice skating will make the holiday a bliss. Cross-country skiers definitely enjoy the run along the Simme River or the high altitude cross-country run (higher than 1800m). More adventurous characters spend their time airboarding at Leiterli or book a glacier and mountain sightseeing flight. Lenk is well known for genuine traditions, concerts, exhibitions and winter sports competitions. Food connoisseurs will enjoy Lenk’s local delicacies such as Lenk Hobelkäse or Bergbleu cheese, Lenk jerky or Lenk fondue. The Lenk Night Race, a back-country race and part of the Bern Alps Cup is just one of many highlights.
Alpine culture and traditions such as the Lenk Apple Festival, the St. Stephan Dairy Cow Parade and the Boltingen Farmer’s Market are an integral part of the Simmental summer. The various mountain trails will cater for families as well as experienced hikers. Lenk Betelberg or Stockhorn in Erlenbach can also be reached by cable car. Do not miss the unique view of the surrounding mountains and lakes.
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