Hotel Falken

  • Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Wengen

  • 3

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Situated in a quiet location but within easy walking distance of the village centre, train station and Männlichen cable car, Hotel Falken offers incredible views, a relaxing stay, and a taste of history.

A member of 'Swiss Historic Hotels'

Built in 1895 and one of the original Wengen hotels, the Falken is full of character and old-fashioned charm - walking through the door feels like taking a step back in time. Owned and run by the von Allmen-Cova family since it was first opened, the polished parquet floors, high ceilings, and elegant furnishings are a testament to the care that has gone into preserving this piece of alpine history. The simply-furnished bedrooms are individually designed with the same historic style as the rest of the hotel and north or south facing views of the surrounding mountains.

Al fresco dining

Delicious breakfasts and evening meals are served year-round in the beautiful dining room, but in summer the hotel also opens up the garden for al fresco dining (weather permitting) where you can enjoy delicious meals whilst taking in the majestic views.

Once per week, the hotel offers an alternative to the nightly four-course meal with a chef's buffet.

Added value

Inghams Guided Walks included from 21 May - 19 Sep 24 and from 26 May - 11 Sep 25 (subject to availability)

Half price rail, bus and boat travel with the Swiss Half Fare Card (worth over £100 per person)

Swiss Family Card Included - free travel for children under 16 on mainline trains/buses/boats in Switzerland when accompanied by a parent

24/7 support & tailored advice in person or over the phone from our local resort team

All holidays include flights or trains from the UK and train transfers

Wengen

Wengen basks on a sheltered and sunny plateau beneath the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains. Once a farming village, it became sought-after by hikers and skiers after Mary Shelley and Byron waxed lyrical about the sublime views. They weren’t wrong, either. As part of the Jungfrau region, spectacular trails come as standard on a walking holiday to Wengen – and arriving is half the adventure. Wengen is only accessible by the trains that run from the Lauterbrunnen valley below. Once here, you’ll find yourself amongst wooden chalets and 19th-century belle époque hotels, a cable car that climbs up to the paths and panoramas of Männlichen mountain and mountain trains further into the Jungfrau region.

A warm welcome in Wengen

Although small, Wengen has been welcoming adventurous souls for a couple of hundred years, so it’s well-supplied with hotels, shops, and eateries. Edelweiss-embroidered tablecloths, cuckoo clocks, and handmade pottery stock the souvenir shops and clothes boutiques specialize in walking gear. The food leans towards the hearty here – think herby soups, mushroom ravioli, noodle-like spätzle, and strudels with generous dollops of cream. Fun is easy to find - try the mini-golf course, the giant chess board, the wooden marble run, or go for a dip at the outdoor swimming pool, framed by mountain views.

Walking the Jungfrau

Wengen is part of the Jungfrau region, where over 500 kilometers of footpaths crisscross the mountains. The paths that meander through pine forests and meadows from Wengen are a great starting point, heading onwards up to the more challenging trails beneath the mighty glaciers. The famous Eiger Trail, which traverses the base of the iconic north face of the Eiger mountain is on many a bucket list or you can easily explore further afield to the Lauterbrunnen valley, chocolate-box mountain villages like Mürren, or Interlaken with its bright turquoise lakes.

The highest train stations in Switzerland

Swiss engineering is as good as rumor has it, with trains and cable cars allowing wanderers to easily explore car-free. Some of the most famous train journeys include the track that runs all the way up to the Jungfraujoch – the highest railway station in Europe – or from Wilderswil to the Alpine gardens of the Schynige Platte.

Take the family to Männlichen… al fresco

A cable car links Wengen to Männlichen, a 2,343-metre mountain that watches over the Lauterbrunnen Valley on one side, and Grindelwald on the other. You can choose to ride inside… or on the open-air balcony on top of the cable car for the "Royal Ride" (just clutch your phone tight while taking a selfie). Many trails can be trodden from the mountaintop, including the Royal Walk to the crown viewpoint, the Treetop Trail and beautifully maintained trails between mountain huts. Come August, alpenhorn aficionados gather to play tunes in full traditional dress.

Why book a summer holiday in Wengen with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time at your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Wengen’s best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Wengen. Join a professional walking guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Wengen include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team overseas can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 40
  • Official rating: 3

Rooms

Standard North Facing Rooms sleep two people and have a double or twin beds and bath or shower. These rooms may be available for sole use for a supplement - please call to book.

Standard South Facing Rooms sleep two people and have a double or twin beds. They have a balcony and bath or shower.

Superior North Facing Rooms can sleep three people and have a balcony and bath (with showerhead).

Superior South Facing Rooms can sleep three people and have a balcony and bath (with showerhead).

All rooms have:

  • Hairdryer

General information

  • Check-in time: 3pm
  • Check-out time: 11am

The hotel has two buildings. The annexe is accessible via the garden.

Local fees and taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. CHF 4.30 per person per night is payable locally (children aged 6-16 years pay a reduced rate of CHF 1.80 per person per night, and guests aged 5 and under are exempt).

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No
  • Steps into building: 0

Longitude: 7.9213642
Latitude: 46.6050501

  • Transfer time approx. 3hrs by rail from Zurich airport or 3hrs 45mins by rail from Geneva airport. The journey requires two or more changes of train. The hotel porter is available to collect you from the station on arrival if requested
  • 250 metres to the village centre
  • 450 metres to the Männlichen cable car
  • 300 metres to Wengen station
Facilities
  • Lovely sun terrace & garden
  • Reading and TV room
  • Free Wi-Fi

Family facilities

  • Cots and linen available
  • Early meals available from 6pm on request
Meals

The hotel's daily buffet breakfast includes hot and cold items.

The Half Board dinner is a four-course meal (choice of main course) served in the hotel's elegant dining room. A  'chef's buffet' is held once each week and - weather permitting - there is the option to dine al fresco in the beautiful gardens. If guest numbers in the hotel are low, the evening meal will be in the Sinas restaurant and you'll receive transport there and back.

  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Casual

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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09/10/2024 - 3 nights
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Hotel Falken
Bernese Oberland, Wengen
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