Shalet Helvetia located in Murren.
Mürren is a traditional Walser mountain village in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, at an elevation of 1,650 m (5,413 ft.) above sea level and unreachable by public road. Tourism is popular through the summer and winter; the village features a view of the three towering mountains: Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau.
Summer in Mürren
Experience the splendour of the Alpine spring. Discover the fauna and flora of the mountain world in clearer, fresher summer air. On short as well as longer hikes you will find nature, undisturbed, between high mountains, deep valleys, mountain lakes and waterfalls...
The Jungfrau Region has a long tradition as a mountain climbing center and the summit of the Jungfrau was reached as early as 1811.
The mountain guides of Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen have rightly gained a legendary reputation, as have their many spectacularly courageous rescue attempts. Mountaineers will really be on a high! Famous peaks over 4000 metres high, e.g. the Jungfrau and Mönch and tempting peaks of over 3000 me- tres e.g. the Breithorn, Tshingelhorn and Gspaltenhorn issue their icy challenge! The notorious Eiger (3970m) is, of course, a mighty magnet and experienced climbers can scale the summit along the Mittellegi Ridge.
Explore this amazing area, safely roped to an expert professional mountain guide! Spend the night in a cosy mountain hut, high in the Alps! (unroped)!
Many different tours, varying in length and difficulty are offered by the Mountain Guide Associations or organized by Tourist Information Centers. Local mountain guides and Jungfrau Railways both offer two day glacier hikes from the Jungfraujoch over the Aletsch Glacier to Kühboden (Fiesch), with overnight accommodation in the Konkordia hut (2850m).
Mountain Biking, individual, environmentally-friendly fun - obeying the rules of mountain biking and only on permitted biking routes of course!
Push the pedals on the "007 Classic Tour", 3 hrs biking through the captivating countryside around Mürren, Stechelberg and Lauterbrunnen. Or test your stamina on the numerous marked mountain biking paths e.g.
Flying in its purest form - that's the fascination of paragliding.
Let yourself be carried away in the world of weightlessness and then you will come to understand, that the oldest dream of man has come true.
The fresh morning milk and milk from the previous evening - stored in a cool place overnight - are heated together in a cauldron ... and so begins the production of all aromatic local cheeses which appear fresh on the table at the end of the Alpine summer. At the various traditional autumn Cheese Distribution Festivals, the mountain cheeses are shared between the local farmers, with some offered for sale. Cheese-makers will be pleased to demonstrate their craft. Will they reveal some of the secrets of traditional cheese-making?
Mürren Tourist Information Center organizes an enjoyable visit to an Alpine dairy.
|Mürren's indoor swimmimg pool in the Alpine Sports Centre has a main pool (25 x 11m), underwater massage jets and a children's pool (32 °C).
Two all-weather tennis courts and a badminton court are installed in summer at the Alpine Sports Centre. Four more sand tennis courts are found at the Sportchalet.
The Alpine Sports Centre now has a new 18 hole minigolf course, open from June to October. Equipment can be obtained at the Tourist Information Center, with a price reduction on production of your visitor's card.
Winter in Mürren
Experience the winter wonderland of the Muerren Schilthorn alpine ski region.
In our varied skiing area the skier, snowboarder, free rider or winter hiker will always find the best route.
Mürren is situated in the highest ski resort of the Bernese Oberlands. 53 km prepared ski slopes in and around Mürren (213 km slopes in the whole Jungfrau Region), chair lifts, cable cars, 6 chair lifts, 2 t-bars, 45 installations in the whole Jungfrau Region. 35 snow machines are installed to garantie snow sure conditions from Dezember to April altitude Skiresort from 1600 to 3000 meter above sealevel.
The après-skier can also enjoy our alpine huts, mountain restaurants, snow bars....
Curling - take time to try your hand at this traditional wintersport. Join in one of the curling tournaments for guests, every wednesday 16.00 to 18.00 hrs, or enter your curling-team for one of the twenty cup tournaments sponsored every winter - including the ever-popular Children's Curling Cup.
|Looking for kilometres of perfect powder snow runs amidst an unspoilt eternal glacier world?
Take a trip into the high-Alpine world with one of our qualified mountain guides. Experienced skiers can make easy one day tours on touring skis and climbing skins e.g., to the Hundshorn (2928m), Sulegg (2412m), or over the mighty Aletsch Glacier - at 24 km, the longest ice-stream in Europe - to Riederalp in Valais. Jungfrau Railways offer fantastic high-Alpine guided ski tours, from the Jungfraujoch over the Lötschenlücke Pass to Blatten. Or make a two day tour to the Äbeni Flue (3905m) or the Finstaarhorn (4273m) with overnight accommodation in an Alpine mountain hut.
These, together with many other high-Alpine ski tours and heli-skiing are organized by all local Ski & Snowboarding Schools, Lauterbrunnen Mountain Guides Association, Wengen Mountain Guide Agency, Air- Glaciers (Lauterbrunnen Heliport) and Scenic Air (Interlaken).
The villages of Wengen, Mürren, Lauterbrunnen, Gimmelwald, Stechelberg and Isenfluh all belong to a sunny winter walking wonderland, with well maintained trails through stunning Alpine scenery.
Winter-walk to impressive vantage points or to the inviting terrace of a mountain hotel. Even fanatical skiers should leave their skis behind for once and discover the delights of one of the beautiful winter walking paths!
A Cool "Hot Tip" - Tobogganing!
Tobogganing, as seen here on the fantastic forest run from Sulwald to Isenfluh, has a long tradition in the area. The familiar wooden toboggans are still often used as a means of transport on snow covered village streets and paths and the well known "Grindelwald" model is of course made in the village. Tobogganing remains a great favourite with all age groups, local people and guests alike. Toboggans and bobs can be hired at local sports shops and night-time tobogganing is organized by the local Ski School.
Don't miss the exciting annual toboggan race Sulwald - Isenfluh, held in February.
A delightfully different way to explore Mürren's wonderful winterworld!
Discover snowshoe trekking - guided treks on traditional snowshoes! Try a one day trek around snow covered villages or make a two day trek with a fun-filled fondue evening and overnight accommodation in a high-Alpine mountain hut.
Treks are organized by the Ski & Snow- boarding Schools, the Tourist Information Centers and various sports shops.
The technique is simple - almost as easy as walking, so hire your snowshoes and get trekking!
Alpine topography is not naturally blessed with many areas suitable for Nordic cross-country skiing.
But cross-country skiers are well catered for in the lovely Lauterbrunnen Valley. The 12 km Lauterbrunnen - Stechelberg piste glides along the banks of the Weisse Lütschine River into the far end of the valley, catering for both classic and skating styles.
The annual "Inferno Cross-Country Ski Race" takes place in Mürren in January.
| A relaxing holiday with small children? |
No problem! Friendly, expert care and plenty of interesting activities will keep your little ones happy!
In Mürren Popular Children's Afternoons are organized by the Ski & Snowboard School. Winteregg and Gimmeln Restaurants have winter playgrounds for fun and frolics.
Information: Mürren Ski & Snowboard School.
The artificial ice rink at the Alpine Sports Center in Mürren are perfect for ice skating. The top highlight for ice skating fans is the Golden Snowball Ice Skating Championship, held annually on 29 December.
Ice skates and sporting equipment may be hired from Stäger Sport, inside the Alpine Sports Center.
Ski area Mürren-Schilthorn