Piz Gloria, Schilthorn

Mürren is the authentic, small village hanging high up in the mountain side above Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland. Not accessible by car, this Walser mountain village has s definite charm to it. 

The village is known to have been the cradle of the alpine skiing, as the first downhill race was arranged in Mürren by Sir Alfred Lunn in 1922.

These are my 6 favourite experiences in Mürren

1. Wandering along Thrill Walk

Thrill Walk

At Birg, the mountain top at 2799 mas., I walked the 200 meters along a steel structure hanging beneath the terrace. A thrilling experience, with spectacular views!

Travel video from Thrill Walk

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2. The view from Piz Gloria

Piz Gloria

The restaurant Piz Gloria is known from the James Bond-movie, «On Her Majesty’s Secret Service». Here we enjoyed James Bond-brunch at the rotating restaurant and we did a visit to the James Bond museum.

Still, non of this could compete with the spectacular views from the terrace at 2977 mas.

3. Skiing down parts of Inferno-route

Downhill from Piz Gloria

The famous Inferno Race first took place in 1928, and is still taking place every January.  The route is 14,9 km long, with an elevation of 2170 meters. We went skiing down parts of this steep route, as well as down the steepest black route from the top of Schilthorn.

4. The sunny terrace of Hotel Alpenruh

Hotel Alpenruh

After enjoying a day skiing, sitting outside at the sunny terrace of the charming Hotel Alpenruh while enjoying the views, was very enjoyable.

5. Hiking between Mürren and Gimmelwald


There is a narrow road leading between Gimmelwald and Mürren. And all though the way to get to Mürren (1650 mas) is with a cable car, you can still do the hike down to Gimmelwald (1367 mas).

I enjoyed the wonderful views of the mountains and small huts along the hike, while stopping at a local bar in Gimmelwald. I took the gondola back up again.

6. The authentic atmosphere of Mürren

Mürren, Switzerland

While Gimmelwald has about 80 inhabitants, Mürren is «much bigger», with about 400 inhabitants. The village of Mürren is charming and very quiet. This is a place to enjoy the quietness, the views and skiing.


Press trip, invited by Switzerland Tourism
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