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The Community of Wengen

Wengen is situated at 1.275 m above sea level in the Swiss canton of Bern. The community has 1.332 inhabitants and covers an area of 36,4 km².

The Weather in Wengen

Mean annual temperature is 5,4 degree Celsius, annual precipitation is 1.346 mm. Rainfall is at its highest in August at 155 mm, at its lowest in October at 84 mm. It’s warmest in July, coolest in January.

The Jungfrau Region

The Jungfrau Region reaches from Interlaken (570 m. above sea level) up to the snow covered peaks of the central alps at over 4,000 m. above sea level. With this huge difference in altitude of over 3‘500 metres, the Jungfrau Region covers all the climatic ranges in the alps and offers an almost unlimited range of habitats and experience zones. The exceptionally good public transport in the region enables every guest to experience a huge range of contrasts, from swimming in the lake of Thun to touching a glacier on the Jungfraujoch or the stunning view from the Schilthorn – Piz Gloria (filming spot of 007 James Bond – On Her Majestie’s Secret Service).

Winter

History in the field of snow-sports has been written in the Jungfrau Region, the villages of Mürren and Wengen are known as the birth-place of skiing. The first ski races and the first skiing world championships were held in Mürren in 1931. The Jungfrau Region also played a central role in developing alpine climbing and mountaineering. The Jungfrau was the very first over 4,000 metre high mountain to be climbed in Switzerland (1811) and the dramatic first attempts to climb the north face of the Eiger also attracted a huge number of tourists to the area.

Endless fun in the snow can be had in the Jungfrau Region. The three ski areas of  Grindelwald-First, Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen and Mürren-Schilthorn are interconnected and access over 200 km of ski slopes and 100 km of sledding routes and winter hiking trails – and all with one ski pass. And the best thing is... you will always be accompanied by magnificent views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

Endless fun can be had zooming down the many sledding runs in the area – one of which is the longest sledding run in the alps with a difference in altitude of 1,600 m from Bussalp to Grindelwald. Snow-shoe hiking is the perfect activity to get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the snow covered landscapes along the marked trails in Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren.

Summer

Experience unforgettable holidays in unspoilt surroundings against the backdrop of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe is the highlight of any Swiss holiday. The highest railway station in Europe is located 3,454 meters above sea level and has been welcoming it’s guest for over 100 years. The Schilthorn - Piz Gloria offers views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau (UNESCO), and over 200 other summits. It’s very easy to combine a rail trip through the region with an unforgettable hike or a bike tour.

In the Lauterbrunnen valley there are a total of 72 waterfalls, the most impressive and beautiful can be found between Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg. Goethe and J.R.R. Tolien have been inspired by this valley. With its 10 glacial waterfalls inside the mountain, illuminated and made accessible by tunnel-lift, the Trümmelbach Falls are unique in Europe.

Top Events

January        Lauberhorn Races
January        Inferno Race
January        Velogemel Worldchampioship
March          White Style Open
April            Snowpenair
May/June     Boulder Happening
June            Bergfrühlingsfest Männlichen
July             Eiger Ultra Trail
August         Eiger Bike Challenge
August         Inferno Triathlon
August         Mendelssohn Musikwochen
September   Jungfrau Marathon

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