Mürren is a traditional Walser mountain village in the Bernese Highlands of Switzerland, at an elevation of 1,638 meters (5,374 ft) above sea level and it cannot be reached by a car so you will reach it while doing a Mürren hiking trail. It is also one of the popular tourist spots in Switzerland, and summer and winter are the seasons when Mürren becomes quite busy with the people all around the world; the village has a great view of the three Swiss Alps mountains Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Mürren has a year-round population of just 450, but has even 2,000 hotel beds, so in the skiing season it is pretty crowded.
How to get to Mürren hiking trail
Mürren has a station which connects Lauterbrunnen and Mürren. There is a series of four cable cars called LSMS or Luftseilbahn Stechelberg-Mürren-Schilthorn (LSMS). This system provides transportation from uphill Schilthorn to downhill Mürren through Stechelberg and Gimmelwald. The Mürren station of these cars is usually around 800 meters above. There is an additional cable car that usually runs directly from Stechelberg to Mürren although this is usually for freight purposes. However, it can be used for public transport whenever there are repair and maintenance on the public transport line.
The hiking in the trail is popular for families because the views are simply amazing, it is usually affordable throughout the season and the trail ends in an amazing Flower Park playground with views of Eiger and Jungfrau. It is important to note that other trails also grab the attention of hikers because it allows you to marvel at the wonders of the beautiful country of Switzerland. It has a tough climb first but it evens out and dips up and down as you make your way to Mürren. It is not very long and any child can enjoy the experience of walking in nature. You can enjoy hiking in the trail when it is sunny and the air is crisp.
Location: Jungfrau region
Car: 1 hour 50 minutes from Zürich
Train: 2 hours 10 minutes from Zürich
Trail: 7.5 kilometres
So Mürren hiking trail is perfect for everyone. It is a perfect choice for families.
Where to park In Lauterbrunnen
You can access the hiking trail from Grütschalp cable car that usually leaves from Lauterbrunnen. Besides, there is a Coop grocery store next to the cable car if you need to pick groceries or supplies before you go up the trail. My suggestion: at least 2 liters of water for each person.
By car: you can drive to Lauterbrunnen and park your car on the metered parking space at the southside of town. It is a five-minute walk to cable transportation. The biggest parking station is here: Gütli 481, 3812 Wilderswil.
By train: the train leaves from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen. The Grütschalp cable car is directly opposite the Lauterbrunnen station. Check all the latest time schedules and fares on the official Swiss train website: Swiss trains timetables.
Fares and timetable
At the beginning of the trip, you will need a one-way ticket for the cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp. This will cost you around 9 CHF per adult. The cable car usually runs every 15 minutes and it takes 4 minutes. The train usually runs from 06.13 to 20.35. The trail ends in Mürren where you can ride two cable cars down to Stechelberg region. This will cost you CHF 14.20. The cable cars run every 30 minutes and it takes 15 minutes to arrive at your destination. You will need to return by bus to your starting point at Lauterbrunnen and this will cost you CHF 4.40. The bus runs every 30 minutes and it is coordinated with the cable car. So no worries there.
Once you have exited the Grütschalp cable car you can cross the train tracks thereafter follow the yellow/brown lines which indicate mountain view trail. This will take you up the mountain forest. It is a bit tough to climb for the first 1.5 kilometres after that the elevation is more gradual and you will find it easy to hike. On a cloudless day, you can enjoy the view of the mountains at the Allmendhubel Flower Park. You can ride down the Allmendhubel funicular to Mürren. Alternatively, you can choose to hike down enjoying the fading light. Numerous trails are leading down to Mürren which included paved roads. Besides, you can stay on the footpaths that lead through the forest to the south.
The trail encompasses everything from stunning mountain views, chalets and hamlets tucked away in the middle of the rising mountains. The flower-filled alpine meadows is an exciting location for your kids because it is filled with pastures and cows grazing. Many people choose to begin their hike at the Schilthorn Cableway and walk the loop clockwise finishing the trail at the Allmendhubel funicular. Besides you can trail counterclockwise ending at the Schilthorn Cableway. This will make the walk slightly easier because the funicular will eliminate a small amount of elevation gain.
Detour to Sprutz waterfall
Sprutz waterfall is a beautiful and exquisite waterfall tucked away in the forest. You can walk behind it even at midday in July. To get to this location it will take you around 15 minutes of walking one way as you trail through the forest, you will see a sign indicating Sprutz waterfall. If you have the energy and you want to enjoy hiking in Switzerland then this is the right place. You will walk through the gorgeous valley past small farms with rustic barns and many cows grazing in the fields.
From the valley, there is a short steep climb but once you are at the top the views are quite incredible. You can look down at the valley that you have walked through and the amazing mountains across the divide.
Things to Know Before You Go to Mountain View Trail
It is imperative to note that if you want to go hiking in the mountains you should wear a good pair of walking shoes. Hiking shoes are great but a pair of running or sturdy walking shoes can do the trick. As long as the shoes can handle traction effectively then you are good to go. If it has rained recently the area could be muddy and you need shoes that will prevent any kind of slipping. You can take your dinner or lunch at the hotels in the area. They offer cozy indoor seating with spectacular views of the alps. As well, you can sit any resting area or if weather is good, in the Swiss Alps meadows and have your lunch 🙂 It’s a beautiful place to do it.
Do not forget water, some food and anything else you may need. I would take something for rain protection, you never know if it will start to rain up there and it would be great to be safe from it.
Mürren mountain view trail is really a fun and easy experience. Anyone can do it, there’s no need to push it hard to see something beautiful. It’s easy, but very spectacular, in this hike you see a lot of the Swiss Alps, if you like to make pictures, you won’t be putting your camera into your pocket the whole hike.
As well, it will not take too much of your time, if you have just a few hours to spend in Lauterbrunnen, you can easily go up with a cable car and do this nice Mürren hiking trail.
But if you are looking for more hiking trails around Lauterbrunnen, I have prepared some of them for you right here: Lauterbrunnen hiking trails.
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