Mürren is a car-free alpine village, perfect for hiking and winter sports. There's a spectacular view on many mountains like the famous Eiger Northface, the Mönch and Breithorn. An excursion to the Schilthorn is easy from here.
WHAT TO DO
Day trips around Mürren. The Schilthorn is a must, but there's much more.
Rent an apartment or holiday home in Mürren.
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Mürren is a very special place
Mürren is one of those picture perfect villages in the Swiss Alps: there are no cars, mountains all around, and green slopes and forests. You'll find many hiking trails here. In winter, there are many options for skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing. The Jungfrau region offers more than 200 km of pistes. Wengen, on the other side of the valley, offers a similar, but not identical experience.
Like many popular villages, Mürren is pretty touristy, but not in a disturbing way. It is one of the best places to enjoy the Swiss Alps, away from traffic, shopping centers and other distractions. There are quite some hotels and restaurants. There aren't many shops, but it's enough for all the basic needs: you'll find a supermarket there, as well as various sports shops.
Mürren is perched on the edge of an 800 m high cliff, rising up from the Lauterbrunnen valley in the Jungfrau region. It's a spectacular location. Good views are guaranteed if the weather is cooperative. You can see the Eiger, Mönch, Breithorn, most of the Jungfrau, and many other mountains from here.
Because of the cliff, this area is one of the best spots in the world for base-jumping. But there are many less risky sports to enjoy as well: hiking, mountain biking and paragliding in summer, and skiing, snowboarding and sledging in winter.
Mürren: one of the best snow resorts
Mürren is the highest town of the Jungfau region. You’ll have the best chances of snow in the village here, especially from late December to early March.
Mürren offers a large winter sports area on the slopes of the Schilthorn. There are many options for skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing. The ski areas of Wengen-Männlichen, on the other side of the valley, can easily be reached too.
You can even travel to Grindelwald, where two more ski areas are available. In total, the Jungfrau region offers more than 250 km of pistes.
November and early December aren’t the best time for a visit to Mürren. It’s low season and mountain transportation in the Jungfrau region is partially closed. Snowfall isn’t likely yet.
Pros and cons of Mürren
Mürren is car-free, which is perfect for hikers, families and anyone seeking peace and quiet in the Alps. The village is popular, so it's not necessarily the cheapest place to stay. Mürren's location is somewhat isolated. The immediate surroundings are wonderful, but it takes a bit of time to explore the rest of the Jungfrau region. One first has to take the cableway down to the valley, and start day trips from there.
Mürren is a small village. There are quite some hotels and restaurants, but don't expect museums or other entertainment like nightlife.
Mürren is the highest village in the Jungfrau region. It usually gets plenty of snow in winter, so it's once of the best places to enjoy winter sports and other snow activities like sledging and winter hiking.
Are you interested in other towns in the Jungfrau region? You'll find them here.
Bad weather activities
Staying in Mürren means you are dependent on the weather as nearly all activities are in the outdoors. Some ideas for rainy days:
- Visit Interlaken for some shopping;
- The national capital Bern;
- The town of Thun;
- The Trümmelbach Falls down in the Lauterbrunnen valley (they're in caves).