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Located in the Swiss canton of Bern at 1,275 m above sea level, Wengen belongs to the municipality of Lauterbrunnen together with the villages Grindelwald, Isenfluh, Lauterbrunnen, Mürren and Stechelberg. It covers an area of 36.4 km² and is home to 1,332 people. The small mountain village lies at the foot of Männlichen Mountain in the Bernese Alps and is part of Jungfrau Ski Region Grindelwald – Wengen.
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Sitting at the foot of the majestic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, Wengen is part of Jungfrau Region, which stretches from Interlaken (570 a.s.l) to the white peaks of the Central Alps higher than 4,000 m. Jungfrau Region covers all altitudinal and climate zones of the Alps and offers an almost infinite number of living and adventure spaces. The region is very well developed infrastructurally and everyone visiting has the opportunity to explore a wide range of contrasts, including Thunersee Lake, the glaciers of Jungfraujoch and the stunning vistas from Schilthorn – Piz Gloria (film location of James Bond 007– On Her Majesty's Secret Service).
Jungfrau Region wrote winter sporting history, especially Mürren and Wengen are considered the cradle of alpine skiing. The first ski race took place and World Ski Championships (1931) took place in Mürren. Alpinism is a central part of Jungfrau Region since Jungfrau was the first mountain higher the 4,000m ever to be climbed in Switzerland and also the dramatic first ascents of Eiger north face attracted many tourists. Jungfrau Region is pure winter fun: the three regions Grindelwald-First, Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen and Mürren-Schilthorn are connected and offer more than 200 km of pistes as well as 100 km of tobogganing and hiking trails – all with just one lift ticket. Every activity includes Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, featuring the longest tobogganing run of the Alps: 15 km long and a vertical height of 1,600m the run leads from Faulhorn to Grindelwald via Bussalp. For those who prefer to stay off the beaten track, there are many snowshoe routes to explore the winter wonderland of Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren.
Rail trips and hiking or mountain biking tours can be combined in Jungfrau Region. Jungfrau train has been taking travellers to the highest train station in Europe (3,454 m) for more than 100 years. On the other side of the valley a cable car takes you up Schilthorn Mountain. Also James Bond enjoyed the view from the revolving restaurant to the 200 mountain tops. Explore the Alpine flora on 500 km of waymarked hiking trails and enjoy stunning vistas to the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Mountain bikers will be thrilled by the 160 km of trails. For the more courageous there are many adventure offers to book.
The 72 waterfalls of Lauterbrunnental have already inspired Goethe and J.R.R Tolkien. The beauty of Trümmelbach waterfall is unparalleled in Europe, an elevator and trails let us be part of this fantastic underground world.