Dec 15, 2016 - 10:29 AM
I am making my first trip to Switzerland next month! I wish to enjoy the beautiful Swiss Alps and hence has decided on going to Murren. I have seen many recommended activities and hikes that I can do that, I am not planning to ski. However, I am very confused with how do I get there. There seems to be various transport modes, like gondola, lifts, trams etc. Hope I can get some elaborations here!
Some background: I am planning to go Murren on 5th Jan and leaving Murren to Lausanne on 8th as I will be working in Lausanne on 9th. No ski-ing, like trekking, not adventurous.
These are the activities/hikes I plan to do.
- Q1: Is Murren a good base?
- Q2. Is there a travel pass for me to take the various cable cars, lifts, trains etc?
- Q3. Are any of them not recommended? Anything else I should do?
- Q4. What kind of attire do I need? I come from a tropical country, so no idea on appropriate footwear and clothing I need. I am planning to wear down jacket, fleece lined pants and normal leather boots.
- Q5. What kind of backup activity can I do if weather is not good?
Thanks in advance!!!
Top Lifts and Trains
- Schilthornbahn Cable car soaring from Stechelberg in the Lauterbrunnen Valley to the 9,748-foot Schilthorn peak, with Piz Gloria revolving restaurant, James Bond exhibit, and stupendous views. Stops at Gimmelwald, Mürren, and Birg along the way.
- Jungfraubahn Train running from Kleine Scheidegg station and through tunnel inside Eiger and Mönch mountainsides to 11,333-foot Jungfraujoch saddle, with observation deck, restaurants, tip-top views, and snow activities.
Walks and Hikes
- Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg Easy, mostly downhill ridge hike from cable-car station at Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg, with spectacular views of Eiger and more.