Mürren Travel Guide

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Mürren Highlights

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     The beauty of the Alps and fantasy of a Bond movie 

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     None 

  • In a nutshell
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     Beauty and peace! 

Mürren Things to Do

  • The View

    Mürren is a good place to catch the quintessential view of the three famous Bernese Alpine peaks of Eiger (3970 m), Mönch (4107 m) and Jungfrau (4158 m). The three peaks dominate the skyline of the Mürren area - the higher you go, the better the view.

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  • Hiking in the Mürren area

    Summer hiking in the Mürren area is easy, even for beginners and families with younger children. Check out Mürren's website (http://www.muerren.ch/wanderplan/index_e.html) for details of all marked trails, graded by difficulty and distance/time. The website also tells you if particular trails are closed. It's important to make proper preparations...

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  • Schilthorn

    Schilthorn, the mountain which lies above Mürren in the Bernese Alps, has a peak at 2970 m above the sea level. It is the start of the Inferno Race, the biggest amateur ski race in the world, in winter, and the end of the Inferno Triathlon in summer. Its main viewing platform ("Skyline View", which doubles as a helicopter pad) offers amazing views...

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  • Gimmelwald

    Gimmelwald is a tiny village at 1367 m above sea level, on the same mountain ledge as Mürren. From Mürren, it's an easy 30 minute stroll downhill to Gimmelwald along a mostly paved road, but you can also catch a cable car between the two villages on the Schilthornbahn route or climb using the Via Ferrata. Gimmelwald is still very much a farming...

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  • Mürren village

    Mürren is a small village and a stroll from one end (near the BLM station) to the other (near the Schilthornbahn) can take only 15 minutes. However, in practice, it's likely to take longer as you stop for refreshing mountain views and for popping into little shops. The chalets are all built in a traditional Swiss style, giving the village a...

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  • Lauterbrunnental

    Lauterbrunnental is the steep cleft of a valley below Mürren, through which the lusciously blue river Weisse Lütschine runs. Its principal towns are Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg. It is possible to hike down to the valley from Mürren, but make sure you have good hiking shoes and a hiking pole as the descent is steep. The main sights in the valley...

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Mürren Restaurants

  • A mid-hike meal

    There are only two places to eat (and stay) in Blumental - this the Pension Sonnenberg and Pension Suppenalp (at the far end of the valley). We found the Pension Sonnenberg's restaurant a relaxing and friendly place to lunch, with a terrace with fantastic views of the mountains (the chef was grilling meat outdoors when we were there). The menu is...

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  • Panoramic views from Panorama Restaurant

    The only place to eat/drink at Allmendhubel, by the funicular railway, is this restaurant/cafe, with a large terrace overlooking the mountains of the Bernese Alps. We whiled away here with beers and French fries while the kids busied themselves in the playground next door. Not a gastronomic experience, but a friendly easy-going place to catch a...

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  • Lovely place to eat

    One of the few places to eat in Gimmelwald, the restaurant in the Pension Gimmelwald serves homemade local dishes. In summer, everyone sat outside on the beautiful terrace, which dramatically overlooks the Lauterbrunnental - the mountains were almost close enough to touch! Food wasn't bad and portions were generous. Service was friendly and slow...

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Mürren Nightlife

  • What Nightlife???

    To be honest, Muerren is NOT THE PLACE TO PARTY!!! Not that I was really able to after a day of skiing, but my husband and I decided to go for a stroll after dinner and maybe check one of the bars or nightclubs...well, the only nightclub we found was closed at 21.45 and everything in the village was very quiet. So, if wild apres ski is what you are...

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  • Good hotelbar

    The hotel Eiger close to the railway-station and Eiger Guesthouse has a very nice bar. Always a lot of people. None.

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Mürren Transportation

  • Save on the fares

    For those who stay in Mürren for some days it can be convenient to buy a Schilthorn Holiday Pass. With this pass, which is valid for 6 consecutive days, you can go up and down the mountain as many times as you please using all the available means of transports.More precisely, the routes and means of transport are the...

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  • Certainly not the usual means

    There are some car-free villages in Switzerland, and Mürren is one of them. You may see very few vehicles there, but the roads they have used to get to the village are mainly for tractors and not open to normal traffic.The only way to reach Mürren is by cableway. There is a train station as well, but the only train goes just to the village of...

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  • my favorite: Regionalpass Berner...

    The "Regionalpass Berner Oberland" is in my humble opinion the best deal in many cases :It is valid 7 (220,-sfr) or 15 days (265,-sfr) and during 3 or 5 days you may use that ticket for unlimited travels, only for Jungfraujoch you pay 50 sfr extra and for Schilthorn 30 sfr extra.The tickets are for consecutive days, BUT you may choose any 3 (or 5)...

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Mürren Local Customs

  • Cat ramp?

    This is more a curiosity than a cultural thing, but I liked it so much I had to take a picture of it.I noticed this plank that goes from a window to street level, and it looks very much like a ramp placed there to be used by the house cat to go in and out. However there is no cat-flap there, so I suppose the cat taps on the window pane to make...

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  • Rescue Helicopters

    You'll occasionally see helicopters flying around the valley. They do this to practice for rescues. If you just won the Lotto, you can probably ride along on a sightseeing tour.If they ever have to come to rescue you, you will be both grateful and broke. You will be charged for the rescue.

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Mürren Warnings and Dangers

  • no place to show your Manolo Blahniks

    1) Leave your Manolo Blahniks at home and take good hiking-shoes instead, when walking in and around Muerren and especially the Schilthorn, where i saw that funny "trafic-sign" : Many of the paths are slippery sometimes, you will have to step through alpine pastures, solid rocks and loose gravel - all of that is not really a good place to show your...

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  • avalanche dangers

    Weekend snow slides in January 2005 killed at least five people and seriously injured about 10 others who strayed off-trail in Austria's Alps in search of adventure despite warnings that conditions were ripe for disaster. Heavy snow also fell in Switzerland. Officials had raised the five-step avalanche alert to level four in recent days after a...

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  • avalanche & crevace dangers

    If you are an American skiing in Europe the one thing you will not see in the Alpine backcountry, or off-piste as we call it, are signs warning you not to enter an area due to potential avalanche dangers. The majority of the ski hills, the on-piste areas are clearly marked and roped-in. You will often see signs adjacent to the marked piste...

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Mürren Tourist Traps

  • bliemlichäller

    Bliemlichäller is something between a bar and a disco right in the village's center. It's the only one that is crowded on weekends. That's the reason why I'm there too sometimes. But it's a really bad locations! It's dirty and the air is bad! Beer is terribly expensive for a small village (6.5 CHF) a small one. Las but not least are the waiters...

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  • The Contessa meets the Guy in the hat

    One last picture of me in the souvineer area. I had to include it. If you have followed the trip this far you will understand why I included it. The entire day at Schilthorn was a real fantasy come true. Great day. Lots of fun. And even if you are not a Bond fan the trip and the restaurant are still worth you time and effort to get there.

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  • Bonding moment

    Here is a picture of me and Bond taken in the souvineer area below the restaurant. There is also a small theater in this section where you can watch a film on the making of the movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Its about thirty minutes long and takes place in one of the rooms used in filming the movie. There is no charge for the film.

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Mürren What to Pack

  • bring some food for the fox at...

    In the area around Muerren and especially on top of Piz Gloria / Schilthorn good shoes are a MUST !! Muerren is in a hight of more than 1200 meters and when-ever you take a hike, you never know what kind of surface you will have to step through : slippery, wet rocks or mud and high grass, cow-pats etc...Never go without a good weather-gear - an...

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  • Winter

    Remember warm clothes during winter. This winter is cold and very snowy. Skiing-clothes with warm underwear keep the cold at bay. Bring a good pair of boots with good, solid heels. The cold can get the best of your camera, it's therefore a good idea to bring extra batteries and/or a charger.

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Mürren Off The Beaten Path

  • Staubbach / Staubbach-falls in...

    Staubachfall is one of the main attractions of Lauterbrunnen and the best about it is : You may see it for free, day and night, in only a short distance from the train-station, you may even walk there, when you may spare 20-30 minutes between 2 connecting trains. The water of Staubachfall falls down more than 300 meters and it is even illuminated...

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  • Mystery World in I'laken - closed...

    Mystery-park in Interlakenis closed now,maybe for-ever !!I leave the infos here, so you know, what it was all aboutwhen you pass by that strange buildingin the east of Interlaken__________________________________________Mystery World in Interlaken might be a place to visit, while the weather is not really good enough for hiking: Decide for...

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  • see the tradional carriage at the...

    Don't miss to see this interesting carriage that you may see inside the train-station of Muerren : It is a sledge, that was torn by horses and it was the construction of a local hotel-owner who used it in order to make it easy for his hotelguests, to get from the train-station to his hotel. This sledge was used for quite a long time, the tourists...

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Mürren Sports & Outdoors

  • Paragliding & Tandem-flights from...

    Paragliding is quite a common sport in Muerren and best places to do so is flying from Schilthorn, Allmendhubel or Birg. You may book a flight in advance or in some cases I even met paragliders, who went up the Schilthorn and were waiting there for passengers for a tandem-flight.The prices for such a tandem-flight are :from Schilthorn : 270,- sfr /...

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  • Climbing garden Riggli

    This is a nice climbing garden above Mürren. It has 24 routes from levels 4- 6B.It is located below the Schilthorn hut. First take the cable car to Birg station. Then walk through the Engetal (valley) to the old station of Engetal Skilift. Follow the path along the stream. It takes approximately 30 minutes. You have to bring your own gear or rent...

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  • Alpines Sportzentrum

    If you stay in one of the following hotels, you are intitled to free use of the icerink and swimming pool:Eiger, Anfi Palace, Alpenruh, Bellevue, Blumental, Edelweiss, Jungfrau, Alpenblick, Alpina, Eigerguesthouse, Regina. Ice-skates can be rented everwhere.

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Mürren Favorites

  • Looking for Birg

    If you look at the top of the mountain in the picture you will see the small landing at Birg. This was our destination leaving Murren. There is a small building at Birg where you change cable cars. There is also s small restaurant at Birg with a deck overlooking the summit. You can see the distance and the altitude we are climbing to in the...

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  • The Guys in Hats at Piz Gloria

    We made it. It took almost three hours from Bern with all of the different types of transportation. But we arrived hats intact and ready for our day at Piz Gloria and Schilthorn.

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  • Arrival at Schilthorn

    Here we enter the bottom of Piz Gloria as we arrive at Schilthorn. Its been a long journey and really worth the time for me. This is the same area you see Bond arrive at Piz Gloria in the movie. And the adventure is just beginning. After arriving we did some hiking, had lunch, bought souvineers, and took lots of pictures.

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Revolving restaurant at 2970 metres
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Good for views but average food
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Blumental
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Picturesque houses
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Search for the water-wells
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Muerren - a lovely village & great panorama
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how to get on top of Schilthorn / Piz Gloria
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