Panoramic Map of The Jungfrau Region - Wengen sits on a high plateau at 4,000 ft

Panoramic Map of The Jungfrau Region - Wengen sits on a high plateau at 4,000 ft
How to describe Wengen, Switzerland?

Lovely for couples and romance. Great for families and friends. Heaven on earth for skiiers, walkers, climbers and mountain bikers. Fabulous for artists and photographers. Ideal for those who wish to explore Swiss history, enjoy spectacular train journeys and visit beautiful places. Pretty, quiet, picturesque, fresh air galore. A perfect holiday, celebration and conference venue.

There's so much to do and see in and around Wengen. A beautiful car-free Alpine village with a range of accommodation to suit everyone's pocket, all at Swiss-quality standards and service.


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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

The Lauberhorn Race in Wengen

The Lauberhorn race was a resouding success this weekend.  With over 20,000 spectators arriving in Wengen the atmosphere was fantastic.

The Austrians were top performers with Klaus Kroll putting his mark on the events.  http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/sport/Austrian_edges_Swiss_stars_in_Lauberhorn_race.html?cid=29250848

For more information on the history of the Lauberhorn race visit this site: http://www.skiclub.co.uk/skiclub/news/story.aspx?storyID=7905


Lauberhorn Race Stand at the Finish Line

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Wengen in January - Paragliding in the Sunshine


Flying into the sunset


The days in January have been crystal clear and cold, perfect conditions for a paraglide.  Here Nigel, a friend from Montreal, Canada, takes to the skies from Maennlichen in a tandem ride.



The skies have been full of parachutes, particularly on these sunny afternoons.  The brightly coloured parachutes dot the hillsides.  An exhilarting way to spend an hour, particularly for non-skiiers.


This picture, taken from the Murren railway, is a flier and the Eiger.  The Lauterbrunnen Valley is renowned for its excellent paragliding.