Walking Holidays in Switzerland - Switzerland - Mürren - Opposite the Eiger

Holiday Highlights
  • One of the most beautiful villages in the Bernese Oberland, perched above Lauterbrunnen within a completely car free zone
  • Follow ridge walks, climb up to glaciers and meander through flower bedecked pastures
  • Enjoy quite simply the best views of the famous Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains

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Mürren is perhaps the most beautiful village in the Bernese Oberland, perched high up above the Lauterbrunnen Valley at 1645m above sea level. From the Mürren side of the Lauterbrunnen Valley the view of the famous Eiger Mönch and Jungfrau is simply the best. The surrounding area is a pleasure to walk in with some of the most famous walking in the world within easy reach. Above Mürren rises the great peak of the Schilthorn at 3018m feet with its revolving restaurant made famous by James Bond and accessed by a spectacular cable car. Interlaken and its famous lakes are easily reached for a lowland excursion or at the opposite extreme you can use the railway to the highest station in Europe, the Jungfraujoch at 3455m - a ‘must do’ trip.

The Centre

Mürren offers all the facilities of a modern resort built in harmony with its surroundings. In summer it is very peaceful and, apart from the occasional electric vehicle, is traffic free. 

Cars have to be left at Lauterbrunnen and the only access to Mürren is by cable car from either Lauterbrunnen or Stechelberg at the head of the Lauterbrunnental valley.

Mürren has a modern sports centre with an indoor swimming pool with reduced price entry for guests.

The Walking

In summer there are over 125 miles of well marked paths, which give a splendid opportunity to discover the area. You can walk up to glaciers follow mountain streams and walk through flower bedecked pastures. The routes vary from gentle strolls to full day hikes at high altitude. 

Favourites from the village include the North Face and Mountain View Trails both offering magnificent views of the Bernese Alps which compel you to stand and stare. 

Enjoy easy walking through the alpine meadows of the Blummental, ‘the flower valley’, with its host of wild flowers and butterflies. The more adventurous can walk to the towering Schilthorn summit (just under 3050m) and return by way of the Rotstock Hut. Nearby is the famous walk from the alpine garden at Schynige Platte to the summit of the Faulhorn and on to First one of the great Swiss classics. 

The area is well served by the mountain railways so you can easily reach a multitude of starting points for your walks. This gives you the opportunity to walk beneath the great north face of the mighty Eiger or follow ridge walks with commanding ever-changing views.

Walk Grading 

Self-Guided - Easy, Moderate & Challenging

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Hotel Bellevue 3*, Murren

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Ruth and Othmar Suter run an immensely homely 3* hotel with comfortable rooms and a good restaurant. In warm weather dinner can be taken outside on the terrace to watch the sun go down over the Jungfrau. Dinner is 3 courses without a choice so check with Reception if you have concerns or special requests. In the morning a superb breakfast buffet is served.

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone and private bathroom with WC, shower/bath and hairdryer.


Dinner and breakfast arrangements are as usual. The bar is currently not open as the prescribed minimum distance is not possible. The SportsCenter and swimming pool are open.


Hotel Jungfrau - 3 Star

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Located in the centre of Mürren, surrounded by luscious meadows, this family run hotel always provides a friendly welcome. Dinner is taken in the hotel restaurant featuring many local specialities, as does the buffet breakfast. You can delight in views of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau from the restaurant, these beautiful views can also be enjoyed from their summer terrace.

 All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone, safe and private bathroom with WC, shower/bath and hairdryer.


Due to the prescribed minimum distance there will be limited capacity at the breakfast buffet at one time. The bar is open but all guests must be seated and will be served at their table.


Availability Information

Mürren’s altitude means that it is at its best from mid June onwards - especially for flower enthusiasts. Most paths will remain open until mid October when early snows may restrict the number of routes available.

Please note our best to go information is generally referring to the walking which may fall in the early or late season in some places. This may mean that not all tourist facilities will be open at the time you visit.

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