Ideas in Murren, Switzerland


‘Mürren – a former settlement of people from the Lötschen valley in the Valais, which still remains recognisable today from the design of the houses and the pronunciation of the Mürren dialect – is the highest, continually inhabited village settlement in the canton of Bern and lies on a terrace at 1650 metres, high above the Lauterbrunnen valley. A double-cable ropeway leads up onto the plateau from Lauterbrunnen, while a cableway runs from Stechelberg, past turbulent waterfalls and craggy rock faces, into the centre of the car-free village of Mürren, and further to the Schilthorn at 2970 metres.’


Things to do, Places to Stay, Places to Eat

  • Lift to Schilthorn where On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was filmed
  • Eat: Piz Gloria at Schilthorn
  • Walk down from Schilthorn
  • Schynigge Platte
  • Walk to and stay overnight at Faulhorn
  • Walk trails
  • Walk along the Valley Floor
  • Walk to Lauterbrunnen
  • Gondola to Grindelwald, Kauffmann graveyard
  • Manlichen walk to base of Jungfrau
  • Boat rides on Interlaken lakes
  • Walk from Gross Scheidegg to First
  • Walk to Gimmelwald then on to Trummelbach Falls
  • Eat: Strawberry Pie cafe near Trummelbach Falls
  • Lodging: Chalet Fontana
  • Lodging: Faulhorn
  • Eat: Hotel Bellevue
  • Eat: Stager Stubli with fabulous Rosti

Schilthorn – Piz Gloria: Best view of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau!

‘It takes you just 32 minutes by Cable car to reach the summit of the 2970 m high Schilthorn. Enjoy the beautiful view of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau (UNESCO World Heritage) and on more than 200 other summits. Have a rich breakfast or a delicious meal at the world’s first revolving restaurant Piz Gloria and follow the tracks of James Bond: in the Touristorama we will show you extracts of the 007 Movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”, which was filmed at the Schilthorn. Or simply enjoy the spectacular view from our big terrace!’


Mountain Lodge Faulhorn, 2681m

In 1832, the Mountain Lodge Faulhorn was the Europe’s highest hotel at an altitude of 2681 m.a.s.l. The rooms have hardly changed since the time it opened but the restaurant has become a cozier place to enjoy some hearty food. The the seemingly endless views from atop the peak of Mt. Faulhorn, of course, have not changed at all: to the North Lakes Brienz and Thun, the Mittelland, Jura, and the French Vosges. The blood-red sundown seems to dip France into fire and in the morning, the Finsteraarhorn, Eiger, and the Jungfrau seem to have an orange spotlight on them as they wake up to another day. The Mountain Lodge Faulhorn is a bit of an insider’s tip because one has to hike up for 2 1/2 hours in order to get there but it is nonetheless very popular. Once you have been there, you will understand why.


View the Switzerland Overview page