The guide to car-free Mürren in Switzerland


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It was a lovely town where our kids could walk alone to the playground and where we had easy access to groceries and transportation without many crowds or people - I know many people prefer the liveliness of Wengen but for us Murren was a great choice.

Must knows about Mürren

  • Mürren is a car-free village in the west of the Jungfrau region, offering amazing panoramic views.
  • Mürren is a bit isolated. It's perfect for an excursion to the Schilthorn, but you have to descend to the valley for many other excursions.
  • The town can be reached by cableways from Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg. Drivers need to park there. We'd recommend not using a car at all as it won't be useful in this area. Get a rail pass instead.

Summer in the tourist resort of Mürren.

About Mürren

Mürren is a car-free alpine village, perfect for hiking and winter sports. There's a spectacular view on many mountains like the famous Eiger Northface, the Mönch and Breithorn. An excursion to the Schilthorn is easy from here.


Day trips around Mürren. The Schilthorn is a must, but there's much more.



The hotels we recommend.



Rent an apartment or holiday home in Mürren.



How to reach Mürren, and how to get around.



Images of Mürren.



Any questions left about Mürren? Feel free to post to the forum!


Facts about Mürren

Mürren is a very special place

Mürren is one of the picturesque villages you may have in mind when you try to picture what the Swiss Alps look like: no cars, mountains all around, green meadows and forests surrounding the village. A perfect place to hike. In winter, there are many options for skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing. The Jungfrau region offers more than 200 km of pistes. Wengen, on the other side of the valley, offers a similar, but not identical experience.

Like many popular villages, Mürren is pretty touristy, but not in a disturbing way. It is one of the best places to enjoy the Swiss Alps, away from traffic, shopping centers and other distractions. There are quite some hotels and restaurants. Not that many shops, but enough for all the basic needs: you'll find a supermarket there, as well as various sports shops and a bakery.

Location and scenery

Mürren is perched on the edge of an 800 m high cliff, rising up from the Lauterbrunnen valley in the Jungfrau region. It's a spectacular location. Good views are guaranteed if the weather is cooperative. You can see the Eiger, Mönch, Breithorn, most of the Jungfrau, and many other mountains from here.

Because of the cliff, this area is one of the best spots in the world for base-jumping. But there are many less risky sports to enjoy as well: hiking, mountain biking and paragliding in summer, and skiing, snowboarding and sledging in winter.

Pros and cons of Mürren

Mürren is car-free, which is perfect for hikers, families and anyone seeking for peace and quiet in the Alps. The village is popular so not necessarily the cheapest village to stay. Mürren's location is somewhat isolated. The immediate surroundings are wonderful, but it takes a bit of time to explore the rest of the Jungfrau region. One first has to take the cableway down to the valley, and start day trips from there.

Mürren is a small village. There are quite some hotels and restaurants, but don't expect museums or other entertainment like nightlife.

Mürren is the highest village in the Jungfrau region. It gets plenty of snow in winter, so it's once of the best places to enjoy winter sports and other snow activities like sledging and winter hiking.

Are you interested in other towns in the Jungfrau region? You'll find them here.

What not to miss during your stay

A visit to the Schilthorn should be on your list. Also, the panoramic walk from Grütschalp from Mürren can't be missed. Another very nice trip is the ride to Wengen, Kleine Scheidegg and possibly Jungfraujoch on the opposite side of the valley.

More attractions and hiking routes

Bad weather activities

Staying in Mürren means you are dependent on the weather as nearly all activities are in the outdoors. Some ideas for rainy days:

  • Visit Interlaken for some shopping;
  • The national capital Bern;
  • The town of Thun;
  • The Trümmelbach Falls down in the Lauterbrunnen valley (they're in caves).
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