Murren via Stechelberg or Grutschalp

Murren via Stechelberg or Grutschalp

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atedinabox
atedinabox
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May 23, 2017 - 9:54 PM

Hi,

From what I've read the route via Stechelberg is the more scenic route. But I can't find anything regarding which route is faster coming from Lauterbrunnen and which route is cheaper. I'll be traveling with the Swiss Travel Pass and I saw that this includes travel up to Murren - are both routes completely included? Thanks!

Last modified on May 23, 2017 - 9:55 PM by atedinabox
Lyssa
Lyssa
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May 24, 2017 - 1:59 AM

Hi,

Both routes are wonderfully scenic. We like to go up via Grutschalp and down via Stechelberg - but you'll be happy with the views either way, and may depend on what you plan to do when you reach Murren!

If you go up via Grutschalp you will have magnificent views of the Lauterbrunnen Valley and the mountains from the cable car (stand so you're facing downhill), and going from Grutschalp to Murren you'll be facing the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau (sit on the left). Also, if you go this route you have the option to get off the train at Grutschalp and walk along an easy path to Murren (or climb up through the woods to the high path, which is spectacular if you're a hiker and not in a big hurry). If you do not have the time or desire to walk, then when you get to Grutschalp you will continue into Murren via a train that is timed to meet the cable car at Grutschalp.

If you want to go up to the Schilthorn or down to Stechelberg you walk from the Murren train station down the main street of Murren to the cable car station at the other end of town - from the cable car, you will have dramatic, breathtaking views going up to the Schilthorn or down to Stechelberg.

To get to or from Stechelberg, you will take the bus (or walk!) - a beautiful drive through the Lauterbrunnen valley.

The 2017 Official Timetable (for trains, busses, etc.)

www.sbb.ch/en/timetabl e/printed-timetables/official-timetable.html

Timetable aerial cableway

Stechelberg – Gimmelwald – Mürren – Birg – Schilthorn
Courses every 30 minutes from Stechelberg, from 7.25 to 16.25 h.

Ascents from Stechelberg every hour xx.25 and xx.55 h.

Descent from Schilthorn every hour xx.03 and xx.33 h. Last ride 17.55 h.

We use the half-fare card so I'm not able to help you with costs associated with the Travel Pass.

Enjoy!

Lucas
Lucas
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May 24, 2017 - 9:28 AM in reply to atedinabox

Hi atedinabox and thanks Lyssa for the great description!

Yes, the Swiss Travel Pass covers both routes to Murren - see here for a map of validity for the Swiss Travel Pass.

Here also is a link for walking Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg if you are interested.

Last modified on May 24, 2017 - 9:31 AM by Lucas
atedinabox
atedinabox
6 posts
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May 24, 2017 - 2:37 PM

Excellent, thanks a lot for the replies Lyssa and Lucas! Especially the very nice description Lyssa. One thing that I would like to know is time - if all I want is the faster route to get to Lauterbrunnen, which option should I go for, assuming that the walking distance inside Mürren is the same for both options?

Lucas
Lucas
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May 24, 2017 - 3:05 PM in reply to atedinabox

Grutschalp is a little quicker. The Swiss railways timetable will always give you the quickest options when you search for routes.

Lucas

Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
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May 25, 2017 - 1:02 AM in reply to atedinabox

>> One thing that I would like to know is time - if all I want is the faster route to get to Lauterbrunnen, which option should I go for, assuming that the walking distance inside Mürren is the same for both options?

The walking distance within Mürren to the train or cable car will depend on where you are starting from, as they are at opposite ends of the village. Walking time between the railway station and the cable car station is about 10 minutes.

Alpenrose

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