Mürren is a car-free, quiet mountain village in the Jungfrau Region. It offers the most beautiful views of the four-thousand-metre Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains and is known for its outdoor activities and Alpine culture.
Mürren is still distinguished by its characteristic architecture and the peculiarities of the Mürren dialect. It is the highest permanently inhabited village settlement in the canton of Bern and is located on a terrace 1650 meters above the Lauterbrunnen Valley.
From Lauterbrunnen, a cable car takes you to the plateau, while from Stechelberg, a cable car takes you past impressive waterfalls and steep rock faces directly to the car-free village of Mürren and on to the Schilthorn at an altitude of 2,970 meters.
Mürren in summer
The resort serves as an ideal starting point for a variety of activities such as hikes (with a total of 200 km of hiking trails), excursions and adventures. A funicular railroad takes you to the Allmendhubel, which is located directly above the village at an altitude of 1907 meters. Themed hikes await you there, such as the Nordface Trail, which tells the mountaineering history of the north faces, or the Flower Panorama Trail, which takes you to breathtaking views of flower meadows. Play and picnic areas are available for families with children.
The glacier trail offers breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier, while the North Face Trail leads along the north face of the Eiger.
For more challenging tours, you can explore the nature reserve of the Hinteres Lauterbrunnen Valley or hike through the Sefinental and reach the neighboring Kiental via the Sefinenfurgge.
Mürren in winter
The Mürren-Schilthorn winter sports region offers skiers and snowboarders 53 km of groomed pistes, toboggan runs and a network of winter hiking trails. Beyond the Lauterbrunnen Valley, the other ski areas in the Jungfrau Region also offer around 30 lifts and 160 km of pistes. In the valley between Stechelberg and Lauterbrunnen there is an 11 km long cross-country ski trail.
Top highlights from Mürren
The Schilthorn with an altitude of 2,970 meters is another breathtaking mountain peak in the Bernese Oberland region. You can reach the Schilthorn from the mountain village of Mürren by cable car. It is famous for its viewing platform and 360-degree panorama with the revolving restaurant “Piz Gloria”. The restaurant rotates on its own axis for 45 minutes, presenting the most magnificent natural spectacle in the entire Alpine massif.
Note: The excursion to Schilthorn is part of our Luxury Tours Switzerland.
The James Bond 007 film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” was shot on the Schilthorn in 1969.
The “Via Ferrata” in Mürren is famous for climbing. The ascent is made using iron steps, special steel cables, ladders and clamps. These are already installed for the climbers and are regularly checked for safety. The “Via Ferrata” was originally developed for military purposes and is now used as an adventure sport and tourist highlight.
Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg
From the Birg terrace, the breathtaking THRILL WALK rock walkway offers a spectacular descent into the vertical walls of the impressive rock massif of the middle station. The steel construction follows the contours of the rock, then swings under the viewing platform and the cable car and finally ends below the cable car station.
Blumental Panorama Trail
The Blumental-Panorama Trail leads from Allmendhubel via Suppenalp down to Mürren in an hour with the best views of the famous Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau triumvirate. The summer meadows in bloom enchant the landscape with their unforgettable colors.
With numerous routes through the Alps, Mürren is a popular place for mountain biking. There are easy beginner routes as well as challenging trails for experienced riders.
For adrenaline junkies, there are also paragliding opportunities in Mürren. From the Schilthorn or the surrounding mountains, you can take to the skies with an experienced guide and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the breathtaking landscape.
A popular excursion destination is the Mürrenbach Falls, the highest waterfall in Switzerland with an impressive drop of 417 meters. The waterfall is located near the valley station of the cable car to Mürren in Stechelberg, where the Mürrenbach flows into the Lütschine. It is also clearly visible from the cable car. The waterfall is easy to reach from Mürren and offers spectacular views.
Alpine culture is alive and well in Mürren. Alphorn players from all over Switzerland come to Lauterbrunnen and Mürren. You can sample local specialties such as cheese and ham in numerous traditional Alpine huts.
Alpine cheese dairies
Alpine cheese dairies are very popular in Mürren. They offer visitors the opportunity to marvel at and taste mountain cheese production on site. The cheese produced in the alpine cheese dairies is of a higher quality than industrially produced cheese, as it is made from fresh raw milk from grazing cows in the region and is produced without preservatives.
Of course, you can also bring a wheel of cheese home with you.
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