- Half board
Owned and run by the Cova family for over 100 years and one of the original hotels
of Wengen, the historic Hotel Falken is full of character with the décor and furnishings creating a unique
atmosphere. It benefits from a central location just five minutes from
the railway station and enjoys spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and across the valley.
Location: 5-minute walk from the village centre and mountain railway.
Ski lift - 500m
Mountain railway station - 400m
Resort centre - 500m
Ski school meeting point - 500m
- Two lounges
- Bar with pianist [in high season]
- Dining room
- Terrace with superb views
North-facing twin rooms (2 people):
with radio, shower and wc.
South-facing twin rooms (2-4 people):
extra beds suitable for children only.
South-facing single rooms
or single rooms
with hand basin only and shared bathroom facilities (interconnecting with north or south facing twin rooms on request)
Meals: Half Board
Buffet breakfast and good 4
course evening meal with weekly buffet.
Christmas and New Year gala dinners
Wengen Resort Info
Wengen, which shares the Jungfrau pass with Grindelwald and Murren, is most famous for its dramatic downhill course, the 'Lauberhorn'. It's also known as one of those classic Swiss ski resorts that is relaxed and has stunning scenery. Don't come here solely to bash as many pistes as possible. Wengen is traffic free and only accessible only by train from Lauterbrunnen. Many skiers will then take the train on up to Kleine Scheidegg, so a good knowledge of the timetable is vital to avoid queues although the newly renovated cable-car to Mannlichen provides a quicker alternative into the main area. As with Grindelwald, the views of the Eiger and the surrounding mountains are awesome. Both resorts share the problem of unreliable snow, as the pistes don't go much higher than 2000m. The skiing is very good for intermediates and beginners and the ski schools are excellent. Advanced skiers and boarders don't have too many pistes to try, but off-piste is adequate.
Many people go to Wengen simply for the atmosphere. It's sedate, stress- and traffic-free and 'old-school'. The village has excellent hotels that provide most of the dining, with some superb mountain eateries to boot. Nightlife is fairly restrained but non-skiers have plenty to occupy themselves with. In particular there is the option of the train, providing access to the valley below, to Murren, and to Interlaken. When the weather is fine, many people are happy just to sit out, enjoy the scenery and soak up the ambience of the place. It isn't just skiing in Wengen, you know.
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