Discovering Mürren: A Hidden Gem in the Swiss Alps

Discovering Mürren: A Hidden Gem in the Swiss Alps

Mürren is a small Swiss mountain village with less than 500 inhabitants, situated above the famous Lauterbrunnen valley in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland’s famous highlands.

Mürren um charmoso vilarejo nos alpes suíços
Mürren is one of the most beautiful villages in the Swiss Alps

Mürren is one of those picturesque little Alpine villages that is a little more secluded and quiet, free of cars. It is one of the ideal destinations for winter sports and one of the most visited for skiing, but it is also beautiful in the summer and ideal for hiking or cycling. Surrounded by mountains and greenery, with a spectacular panorama overlooking the famous Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains, it is a perfect destination in both seasons.

Mürren lindo vilarejo alpino na Suíça

In this post, you’ll find all the tips on what to do in Mürren and be enchanted by this fairytale village, the ideal choice for those looking for a peaceful atmosphere with beautiful scenery.

Mürren lindo vilarejo alpino na Suíça

As soon as we arrived in Mürren, I was amazed by the silence and tranquillity of the village. It quickly captivated me with its small-town charm and fresh mountain air.

In my opinion, it’s a great refuge in the Alps, and if you like calm, you’ll love Mürren too.

Mürren lindo vilarejo alpino na Suíça

How to get to Mürren

Mürren is part of the Bernese Oberland canton, in the district of Interlaken. The village is accessible via the Lauterbrunnen Valley, and it’s there that you’ll park if you’re travelling by car or get off the train if you’re coming by public transport.

There are two main ways to get to Mürren from Lauterbrunnen, as it is a car-free village and you need to take one of the cablecars to Lauterbrunnen or Stechelberg, which is in the Lauterbrunnen district itself.

1: Cable car + train via Grütschalp

Vista do trem indo para Mürren na Suíça
View from the train going to Mürren. The tip here is to sit on the left side for the best views

This cable car is located opposite the train station at the entrance to Lauterbrunnen near the main street. From the train station, you just have to cross the street to get to the cable car station, which is next to the Coop supermarket. You can buy the ticket at the train station or at the cable car station, which takes 5 minutes to get to Grütschalp. When you get off the cable car, the train is already waiting and the journey to Mürren takes 15 minutes.

This is undoubtedly my favorite option; the panoramic views from the train are breathtaking, a true Swiss train experience.

Price cable car + train round trip: CHF 20.20

2: Schilthorn Cable Car: From Stechelberg

Vista do teleférico indo para Mürren
View from the cable car to Mürren

On the opposite side of the main entrance to Lauterbrunnen, at the end of the valley, is Stechelberg, where you’ll find the station for the cable car up the famous Schilthorn mountain. One of the intermediate stops is in Mürren, so it’s also an option for getting to the village. The ride takes about 10 minutes. I recommend this option for anyone visiting Schilthorn.

Price from Lauterbrunnen to Mürren Roundtrip: CHF 22.40

What to do in Mürren in the summer

Mürren na Suíça

In the summer, Mürren is a great place for hiking and cycling. You can enjoy a stroll in the center of town, walking from one side of the small village to the other in 15 minutes, and then take a hike, the most suitable of which is from Mürren to Grütshalp and from Mürren to Allmendhubel.

Mürren na Suíça
This photo is from the day we went for a walk in Mürren after climbing to the top of Schilthorn mountain

We visited Mürren on two different days. One day we went up to the top of the Schilthorn mountain, and we also visited it to do a mountain bike trail, I wrote a full post about this delicious and unforgettable ride.

This photo is from the day we went mountain biking

What to do in Mürren in winter

Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing and Sledding

The village is well known for its winter sports; you can go skiing, snowboarding, or even sledging.

You can sledge from Mürren to Gimmelwald or take the funicular up to Allmendhubel, which takes 5 minutes. There are also snowshoe trails there. Allmendhubel has a huge playground, particularly great for family outings with children.

If you choose to ski in Mürren, click here for details.

The slope for beginner skiers is in Allmendhubel, while for intermediate or advanced skiers it is in Birg, both of which can be reached via Mürren.

You know those little snow-covered houses we saw on the internet? Mürren is one of those examples. As its snow density is very high, it is the ideal destination to enjoy the winter. If you are not interested in sports, it is an ideal resort to enjoy a magical winter and enjoy the snow with a good mug of hot chocolate on the balcony, as well as with walks in the village and in the little shops. It is one of those perfect refuges to enjoy this winter atmosphere.

When to go?

The most visited months are in winter, from November to the beginning of April, with Christmas being the most crowded, and summer in July and August. Spring and fall are the months when you’ll find the village emptier, so if you’re looking for an alternative, May, June, and September are great months to experience a quieter trip.

Month of our trip: September

I hope you have an incredible trip and enjoy this magical place.

Places to visit near Mürren

Lauterbrunnen: The Enchanted Valley of the Lord of the Rings

Gimmelwald: An authentic Alpine village

Männlichen & Kleine Scheidegg: Breathtaking Trails and Landscapes

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