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Mürren

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Mürren [3] is a small village in Switzerland.

Get in[edit]

Two chalets on the town's edge.

From Interlaken Ost station, there is an hourly train to Lauterbrunnen (make sure that you board the correct section of the train in Interlaken, as the train divides at Zweilutschinen). Once in Lauterbrunnen, follow the directions on the signs. You will make the ascent to Grutschalp in a cable car. From Grustchalp, a train takes you along the ridge to Mürren. On a clear day, the view from the train is spectacular. Be sure to sit on the left side of the train for a view of the valley below.

Get around[edit]

Mürren is a beautiful car-free village. Everything is accessible on foot.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. There are spectacular views from Murren across to the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. It is nice to wander through Murren at any time of day or night and take in the view.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Schilthorn, [1]. It is possible to take a cable car from Murren up to the revolving restaurant on top of Schilthorn. Fantastic views on a clear day.
  • In the winter season it is a very popular ski resort, with plenty of rental shops. It also has a few sled runs which are great fun.
  • Allmendhubel funicular - ride it up and hike down back to town
  • There are a few ways to do the mountain bike loop. It is possible to rent mountain bikes from Stäger-Sport on the lower road in Mürren or to rent them in Lauterbrunnen (two options, the bike shop opens at 900 and has 2h, 4h, 8h options (20/28/38 CHF). If starting in Lauterbrunnen you can either follow the bike route 450 which climbs up to Grütschalp or take the cable car with your MTB (6CHF June 2019 plus 3.5 for the bike, bike fee inconsistently charged but we had to put it in the luggage tray, in quiet times it may be possible to take the bike on board. Be sure to tell them you are going only to Grütschalp so you are not charged the whole fare to Mürren as the cable car connects with the train to Mürren). Then you cycle along the ridge via Winteregg to Mürren and descend to Grimmelwald. This is spectacular, easy and requires moderate fitness but be warned, after Gimmelwald the descent to the valley floor has some rather aggressive single track of lose shale. Be prepared to walk your bike a good distance (30 min or so) or you can take the cable car to Stechelberg to avoid this (6 CHF, inconsistently charged). There is a nice restaurant in Stechelberg for a rest before the flat ride through the valley to Lauterbrunnan. You will also pass Trummelbach Falls on the east side of the valley. You can then take the cable car back up to Grütschalp if you started in Mürren.
  • Via Ferrata Murren-Gimmelwald

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Groceries from the local COOP.
  • Skis & other sports equipment from the town's many sports shops.
  • Souvenirs

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • StägerStubli, (Right in the center of town). Traditional Swiss food in a traditional setting. Fantastic food and a great atmosphere.


Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

  • Eiger Guesthouse, (By the train station), +41 (0)33 856 54 60 (). Has a bar, restaurant, and games room. dm from Sfr50, d with shared bathroom Sfr110.

Mid-Range[edit]

Splurge[edit]

  • Hotel Eiger, CH-3825, (, fax: +41 (0)33 856 54 56), [2]. Member of Swiss Quality Hotels International. Located 100m from the train station. Indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and solarium. Single room from 208CHF, double room from 300CHF.

Get out[edit]

Visit nearby Lauterbrunnen and Wengen. Also, a short hike (~40 minutes) down the hill will lead you to the beautiful car-free village of Gimmelwald.


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