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Murren is a charming village with magnificent views and no traffic noise. It is perched on a shelf of Alpine pasture forming a balcony overlooking the steep cleft of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. Destinations like Murren are hard to find – alpine scenery, mountain culture, and exciting activities! It is a great place for hiking enthusiasts who wish to enjoy the natural beauty of Switzerland. And in winter you will find skiing for all levels. Murren is the highest altitude ski resort in the Bernese Oberland and faces a series of giant peaks carved out of rock or ice: from left to right the view encompasses the Eiger, the Monch, the Jungfrau, the Breithorn and the Gspaltenhorn range. Book your Murren, Switzerland vacation to experience one of the most beautiful places in Switzerland!
This beautiful village is completely cut off from car traffic, and the sporting character account for the popularity of the resort. Being car free will make for an exceptional vacation that will create long lasting memories. From Murren a cable car takes its breathtaking ride up to the Mt. Schilthorn summit. From up there you can enjoy exceptional panoramic views and sip cocktails in the revolving Piz Gloria summit restaurant. Mt. Schilthorn was featured in the James Bond film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" and is also referred to as the James Bond Mountain.
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 Murren 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.
Half or full day excursion up to the 2,970m/9744ft high mountain. Among the most spectacular 360° panorama in the Alps! Wine-and-dine in the world's first revolving restaurant at an altitude of almost 3000 meters. Impressive views embrace some 200 snow-capped peaks, ranging from the Bernese Alps to Mont Blanc in France and Germany's Black Forest making this one of Switzerland's most beautiful places. Guests at the Hotel Alpenruh have the option to eat breakfast at the revolving restaurant.
Jungfrau Top of Europe
Full day excursion up to the Top of Europe at 3454m/11333ft elevation. Snow and ice 100% guaranteed! The Sphinx observation hall, impressive Ice Palace and hiking plateau - these are the year-round attractions up on the Jungfrau Joch, the highest railway station in Europe. Summer attractions include a ski lift, husky-drawn sledging and adventure activities.
From May until September you can take the cozy historic cogwheel railway to this superb vantage point. The views of the Eiger, Monch & Jungfrau are acclaimed as the finest. Other attractions include extensive hiking trails, the Lowa Hiking Shoe Test Centre and, especially for our little ones, a large Teddy Bear exhibition.