Wengen and its surroundings were one of the first regions in Switzerland where an intense tourist and sport activity developed in the late 1880s: climbing and trekking during the summer months, alpine and cross-country skiing during the winter months.
In the late 1880s, Wengen and its surroundings were one of the first regions in Switzerland to develop an intense tourist and sport activity: climbing and trekking during the summer months, alpine and cross-country skiing during the winter months.
The mountain railway, a cog railway, still today the only transport to Wengen from the Valley below, was inaugurated in 1893. With no access roads, the village remains virtually car-free.
It is in this region, one of the most spectacular of our planet, with breathtaking views to the Jungfrau and the valley of Lauterbrunnen, that the HOTEL FALKEN was built in 1895. Since then it is managed with love and care by the family Von Allmen-Cova who has created and maintains its special flair and atmosphere
Andrea Cova who, together with his mother, Elsa Cova, has managed the hotel for many years, was an extraordinary man with brilliant ideas, always one step ahead of his pairs. Willing to share and protect the region he loved, he led the initiative to get the JUNGFRAU - ALETSCH - BIETSCHHORN admitted in the prestigious UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE.