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Murren (German: Mürren) is a village at an altitude of over 1600 meters in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. Tourist Murren has under 500 inhabitants and is a district of the municipality of Lauterbrunnen, which lies about 800 meters lower in the valley. There are no roads to Murren. The car-free place can be reached only on foot, by train or cable car.

Muerren, landscape with mountains

There are many hotels in Murren. In the season the number of people staying in Mürren can grow to several thousand. As everywhere in the Bernese Oberland, there is tourism in Mürren in winter and in summer. Many ski slopes around Mürren are quite demanding (steep).

You can reach Mürren by train from Lauterbrunnen. Lauterbrunnen in turn has a connection to the long-distance railway network of Switzerland via Interlaken.

Muerren, train station

The train from Lauterbrunnen to Murren runs every 30 minutes in both directions during the day. During the peak winter season, departures to the ski resort of Mürren are even more frequent. There is also a cable car to Mürren that departs several kilometers further back in the valley from Lauterbrunnen (in the Stechelberg district).

Video walk through Murren

From Murren another cable car goes up to the mountain Schildhorn. Up there is the Piz Gloria restaurant. It became world famous because parts of the James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” were filmed in the revolving Piz Gloria Restaurant at the end of the 1960s.

Schilthorn summit

In Murren are many competitions in winter sports. The biggest ski race for amateurs is here.

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