Mürren looks like a fairy tale village, and for good reason. It was Walt Disney's inspiration for creating Disneyland and J.R.R. Tolkein's inspiration for the utopian Elvin Kingdom in his masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. It is the World's real life Magic Kingdom!
Mürren is a charming Swiss mountain village of 450 people at the foot of the Schilthorn peak, which is accessible only by cable car. It is perched on a shelf of Alpine pasture forming a balcony overlooking the steep cleft of the Lauterbrunnen Valley - with stunning views of the surrounding glaciers, Trümmelbach and 72 other waterfalls, and the majestic mountain trio of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
As the famous travel writer and TV host Rick Steve's says, Mürren is the "crown" of Switzerland – majestic alpine scenery wherever you turn, steeped in traditional mountain culture and, yes, that includes live Alphorn players in the village playing on a random Tuesday afternoon, scrumptious fondue made from local cheese farmers, the ringing of Swiss cow bells as you stroll through the wild flower-filled trails, and world class skiing, hiking, mountain biking, sledding and paragliding at your fingertips.
Murren is the highest altitude ski resort in the Bernese Oberland and is your Playground in the Clouds!
Mürren has been nature's playground for children and adults from all over the world for the past 150 years.
Families, celebrities, tour groups, artists, professional athletes, authors, school groups, Royal Families, adrenaline junkies, nature enthusiasts, retirees and Swiss locals have been returning to Mürren each season to enjoy its breath taking scenery, exciting activities and traditional culture and architecture.
Mürren offers something for everyone, all year round. World-class skiing and snowboarding, hiking, the Thrill and Cliff walks of Birg and First, mountain biking, via ferrata, children’s fun parks, nature and flower trails, cheese making lessons, paragliding and ice skating, to name a few.
Even James Bond himself spent a few months here skiing, sledding and filming the movie “In His Majesty’s Secret Service”.
250k of world class skiing and snowboarding trails, 50k of sledding trails, ice skating, 50k cross country skiing trails, snowshoeing, paragliding, 100k of winter walking trails, Apres Ski (after ski) parties, and even curling.
Some of the highlights of the winter include the Inferno Ski Race, the Lauberhorn World Cup ski race (in Wengen), [LIST MORE]
Over 1000k of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world, via ferrata, paragliding, mountain biking, rock climbing, sky diving, walking trails, Grütsch downhill bike trail, glacier hiking, canyoning and river rafting, to name a few.
And for children and adults of all ages, adventure playgrounds, scooters, rope parks, mini golf, swimming pools, themed hikes, kayaking, and much more.
At 2970m, enjoy the 360° breathtaking view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau (UNESCO world heritage site) and more than 200 other mountain peaks in the world’s first revolving mountain restaurant Piz Gloria, from Mont Blanc massif in France to Germany’s Black Forest.
Visit Bond World 007 and the World's first 007 Walk of Fame, based on the movie "On Her Majesty’s Secret Service".
Loud thundering and roaring in the interior of the mountain, gurgling, foaming and churning water: these are the UNESCO World Heritage Trümmelbach Falls. The Trümmelbach Falls are a series of 10 waterfalls in a cave-like environment, hidden inside a mountain near Mürren. They are Europe's largest subterranean waterfalls, and the world's only glacier waterfalls that are accessible underground by lift, galleries, tunnels, paths and platforms.
Icy air streams across your face, snow crunches under your feet, and the view nearly takes your breath away: on one side the view of the Mittelland up to the Vosges, on the other the Aletsch glacier, bordered by four thousand metre peaks. Standing on the Jungfraujoch 3,454 metres above sea level, you can feel it with your first step: this is a different world. It's one you have to experience.
SKYLINE THRILL perfectly describes the mid-station Birg: the ideal starting point for hikes and the centre of the skiing area for all levels. Wander around the Igloo Village and stop for a drink inside the Igloo Bar. Enjoy a visit to the observation deck SKYLINE WALK an incredible panorama and views into the void! Continue along the THRILL WALK leading down to the vertical walls of the imposing rock massif with rope bridges and an 8-metre-long crawl-through tunnel especially for kids (brave adults might want to have a go too!). Finish your perfect day at The Bistro Birg with its stylish interior caters to all culinary tastes. The spacious sun terrace with superb views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau invites you to linger.
A true paradise for hikers, families and connoisseurs. The Allmendhubel is not only the starting point for many hikes – it is also a great place for families and leisure seekers. While the adults enjoy a delicious meal at the cosy panorama restaurant with its huge sun terrace, the little ones can let off steam in the FLOWER PARK adventure playground. In winter, the connection to the ski slopes in the Mürren area will delight both young and old skiers. Sledging fans can enjoy several sledge runs including the Apollo sledge run. Why not plan a sledging safari?
The perfect way for children and adults to spend their days. The Alpine Sports Centre Mürren is something for everyone. Spend your days being active ice skating, curling, playing mini golf, football (soccer), swimming in the indoor adult and children's pools, and working out at the fitness centre. For more relaxing times, sit in the bubbling, warm water of the outdoor whirlpool, breathe in fresh mountain air, soak in the panoramic view of the Alps and let your sound dangle. Book a massage, or unwind in the the sauna, Turking Bath, and relaxation rooms. The little ones between the ages of 2 and 8 years are in good hands at the Kids Paradise - playing, singing, doing handicrafts and romping around in the snow.