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Muerren is a charming resort with magnificent views of several peaks of the Jungfrau Region and the Lauterbrunnen Valley. The village is perched on a shelf of Alpine pasture forming a balcony overlooking the steep cleft of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. Muerren is an ideal place for travelers that wish to enjoy the natural beauties of Switzerland. It faces a series of giant peaks carved out of rock or ice such as the famous Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. This beautiful village is completely cut off from car traffic, and the sporting character of its ski slopes account for the popularity of the resort which is the highest altitude ski resort in the Bernese Oberland.
From Muerren, the gondola takes you up to the Schilthorn peak, from where you enjoy exceptional panoramic views and sip cocktails in the revolving "Piz Gloria" summit restaurant, featured in the James Bond film "On Her Majesty’s Secret Service". To accommodate climbers, already in 1858 the first hotel was opened in Muerren. Then, the development of tourism in the area was largely due to the British, who came here at the turn of the century to indulge in their favorite winter sports and who succeeded in recreating a cozy, congenial atmosphere that reminded them of England. It was in Muerren that the Kandahar Ski Club was founded in 1924; it was to lead to the famous Arlberg-Kandahar competition, which is now regarded as the unofficial world championship of the Alpine countries. More attractions and activities in Muerren and the Jungfrau region
Muerren is centrally located in Switzerland - in the Jungfrau Region, the eastern part of the Bernese Oberland. At 1,650 m (5,412 ft) above sea level, the village lies on a sunny terrace above the Lauterbrunnen Valley.
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Getting to Muerren:
Zurich-Kloten is the nearest international airport (travel time approx. 2.5 hours by car and 3 hours by train), but also the EuroAirport in Basel-Mulhouse is within approx. 3 hours. In addition, the Bern-Belp Airport with some international flights is reached within just an hour by car.
Traveling from any place in Switzerland (or neighbouring country), take international train connections to Interlaken-Ost where you need to change trains going to Lauterbrunnen. In Lauterbrunnen you either:
- get on the Gondola that connects to the BLM-train which gets you to Muerren railway station;
- or, you take the bus to Stechelberg from where you take the Schilthorn Gondola which stops in Gimmelwald and Muerren.
Coming from any direction, take Highway A6 and/or A8 to Interlaken; take Exit "Wilderswil" and follow the main road via Wilderswil to Lauterbrunnen, where you either:
- park your car at the Public Garage at the entrance of the village, and get on the Gondola that connects to the BLM-train which gets you to Muerren railway station;
- or you drive to Stechelberg where you park your car at the parking lot of the Schilthorn Gondola which you take to get up to Muerren.