Mürren

Mürren

Things to do - general

Mürren

One of the most beautiful and peaceful villages in the alps which also happens to be a car-free and a ski-in ski-out resort.
Perched on the edge of a cliff, getting to Murren is quite an experience but it’s definitely worth the effort. Murren is the Bernese Oberland’s highest ski area and although quite limited in extent, offers incredible views of the cliff faces and peaks of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau which dominates the landscape on the far side of the Lauterbrunnen valley.

Season

December 02, 2017 – April 22, 2018

Ski area

The winter sports region of Mürren-Schilthorn has 53 km of prepared ski and snowboard pistes, toboggan runs and a network of winter walking trails. Beyond the Lauterbrunnen valley, a further 30 or so cableways and lifts, and 160 km of pistes in the other ski areas of the Jungfrau region can also be used. There is an 11 km cross-country ski trail in the valley between Stechelberg and Lauterbrunnen.

Accommodation

Mürren is pretty small and features mainly 3 star hotels with one 4 star hote. Nearly all hotels are within 10 minutes on foot from either the train station or the cableway station

Off-piste

Après ski in Murren mostly revolves around the hotels and a few bars in the village, and is almost invariably quiet and relaxing except during the Inferno Race weekend. Likewise most of the eating is in hotel restaurants offering enjoyable Swiss cooking and local Valais wines.

Murren offers a choice of 10 mountain restaurants, of which the best known by far is the world famous 007 Piz Gloria at 2,970m, which starred in the James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”.

Top Events

The Inferno Race – the largest amateur ski race in the world with 1800 participants. The fastest entrants will complete the 15.8 km from the Schilthorn to Lauterbrunnen in only 15 minutes (January).

Lauberhorn ski races – the men’s downhill route ranks among the great classics of Alpine ski sports with a gradient of up to 90% (January).

CountrySwitzerland
Languages spokenGerman, French, Italian
Currency usedCHF (Swiss Franc)
Transfer time

Getting to Mürren (only by train to Lauterbrunen, cableway to Grütschalp and on to the train to Mürren) from:

Interlaken Ost: 50 min

Bern airport: 1.5 hrs

Zurich airport: 2 hrs 45 min

Geneva airport: 3.5 hrs

Resort altitude1,638m
Linked ski area

Jungfrau ski area (3)

Grindelwald - Wengen

Grindelwald - First

Mürren-Schilthorn

Skiable area

206 km of runs

Number of lifts40

Video

Jungfrau Region (Mürren, Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Grindelwald) video

Jungfrau winter highlights

Trail maps

Jungfrau ski area trail map

Jungfrau ski area trail map

Location

Where to stay in Mürren

Unfortunately there are no accommodations at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.

Activities

Mürren is a great place for skiing, taking it easy and enjoying the views.

Other activities in include tobogganing, winter walking, ice skating, curling and, for extreme sports enthusiasts, the cliff top at Murren is well known for base jumping!

The Alpine Sports Centre offers a splendid alpine spa on the first floor with two saunas, hot and cold footbath, Turkish bath, cold basin and relaxing room as well as modern wardrobes and shower facilities. Professional therapists offer massage, qi gong, yoga and facial treatments in three therapy rooms. The workout gym is spacious and so is the children's paradise for child care with its numerous toys and games.