10 Interesting Facts About Wengen


Facts About Wengen:

  1. Wengen was first mentioned in official documents 751 years ago in 1268.
  2. Wengen hosts the classic Lauberhorn ski races of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in January.
  3. Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland.
  4. Wengen has three churches; Protestant English and Swiss and Roman Catholic.
  5. A special cultural feature of Wengen is the so-called “Pfeifende Lurch”, It is a legendary creature from myths and tales that only exists in Wengen.
  6. The permanent population of Wengen is approximately 1,300. 
  7. From August 1944 to the end of World War II, Wengen served as a sort of open-air internment camp for allied prisoners.
  8. Together with villages of Mürren, Isenfluh, Gimmelwald, Stechelberg and Lauterbrunnen, Wengen forms the political commune of Lauterbrunnen.
  9. Wengen’s Curling Club was established in 1911.
  10. Wengen is sitting on a plateau in the Jungfrau region. The village offers panoramic views of the Lauterbrunnen valley, and mountains like the Jungfrau, Breithorn and Schilthorn.