It might seem a bit unfair, but Wengen has a lot more to offer than „only” the beauty of nature. The charming little village is not only a sunny spot in the Bernese Oberland, but also host to centuries-old traditions. Below you will find some selected events that we warmly recommend to all our guests, including one of the most important sporting events in Switzerland: The world famous Lauberhorn race.
Autumn not only impresses with its breathtaking beauty, but also with its seasonal meat dishes. On October 12th we celebrate an evening with Caratello wines and Petra under the sign of autumnal delicacies. From 19.00, by appointment only.
A culinary hike through Wengen’s gastronomy: enjoy a varied 4-course surprise menu in four different restaurants in Wengen and let yourself be spoiled. The Gourmet Rally offers you the opportunity to taste various delicacies from Wengen’s chefs. Follow the link for more informations.
The Eiger North Face is more than just another climbing trophy: it has long become inseparable from the myths and heroic tales of those who overcame its many challenges. But the Eiger experience is not reserved for only the most daring and extreme athletes: the impressive scenery can also be enjoyed on the Eiger Trail. The scenic route leads from Grosse Scheidegg via Faulhorn and Wengen to the traverse underneath the North Face – undoubtedly the crowning highlight of each tour!
For almost three decades now, the best runners have been competing against each other, trying to beat the impressive Jungfraujoch. Over the classic distance of 42,195 kilometres, the competitors — 4,000 spots on the starting line are given to as many athletes each year — are faced with an impressive two thousand metres of altitude difference. A borderline experience on the most beautiful stage nature has to offer.
At the end of summer season, the Alpine herds return to the valley – a century-old tradition that is still celebrated extensively today. If the summer went smoothly for humans and animals alike, everyone dresses up in their festive garb: splendid Bernese traditional Trachten (costumes) and elaborately decorated cattle amaze young and old spectators alike. An integral part of Swiss DNA!
Even more pure and unadulterated Swissness: during the big annual cheese festival, the cheese produced on the alpine pastures in summer is distributed fairly among the farmers. The tradition can be traced back to the 16th century — and to this day, hundreds of spectators from near and far are drawn to the mountains year after year. The “Chästeilet” takes place at the end of September.
Since 1930, the Lauberhorn race in January has been an integral part of the ski calendar. The descent is not only the longest, but also the fastestin the world: athletes race towards the finish line with up to 160 kilometres per hour; all against a paradisiacal mountain backdrop. An unforgettable folk festival for young and old!
The world’s biggest amateur ski race is held in Wengen. It was founded in 1928 by the British Kandahar Ski Club and has since attracted hundreds of snow enthusiasts every year, leading participants over fifteen kilometres of pistes from the Schilthorn to Lauterbrunnen, featuring flat and even uphill passages. Although the name might indicate otherwise, the friendly atmosphere, spectacular route, and incredible alpine scenery make for a rather uplifting and joyful journey.
In addition to the regular wine and cheese tastings taking place in the historic basement, the wine cellar is also available for private lunch or dinner reservations. The atmospheric cellar offers plenty of space for two to six people.
A special room for a special occasion. The historic hall gives your meeting a warm and cordial backdrop — not to mention the picturesque view. Celebrate your big days at Hotel Schönegg!
We have company holidays from 7th October to 20th December 2018.
Of course, we are available during office hours for you.