Holidays in Mürren

At 1,638m, Mürren perches on a mountain terrace high above Lauterbrunnen. A scenic springboard for walking in the Schilthorn and Jungfrau regions

A dramatic entrance is guaranteed in Mürren. There are only two ways in, aboard a funicular and mountain railway from Lauterbrunnen or by a cable car that climbs past waterfalls from Stechelberg and up to the village’s picturesque and car-free streets. Here, in the heart of the Jungfrau region, there are views of the mighty peaks and glaciers of the 4,000 metre-plus mountains of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The rugged scenery and picture-perfect alpine meadows and plateaus are spectacular walking territory, with over 200 kilometres of marked trails – just remember to make time for the village too. Mürren was founded by Walser people from Valais, who brought their own architectural style, dialect and recipes with them.

Hiking the Jungfrau region

You can find everything from scenic valley strolls and waterfall hikes to technical treks around Mürren, making it an excellent base for exploring the Jungfrau region. Allmendhubel is the closest mountain - a funicular delivers walkers up to the panoramic restaurant and paths in just a few minutes. Trace the Flower Trail towards the Mürren-Schilthorn hiking area, looking out for some of the 150 species of wildflowers en route.

Down in the Lauterbrunnen valley, count the waterfalls that cascade down the steep cliffs as you stroll between the villages of Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg - there are 72 of them (Lauterbrunnen actually means "many fountains"). The Staubbach Falls are probably the most famous, cascading almost 300 metres over the gigantic rock face, and Trümmelbach Falls are particularly impressive, made up of ten glacial falls, hidden within the mountain.

Schilthorn Mountain

A cable car sweeps from Mürren to Schilthorn, known to James Bond aficionados as the home of the famous revolving restaurant of Piz Gloria. A spy museum reveals the secrets and challenges of filming on this 2,970 metre mountaintop. Of course, there’s life beyond Bond, including a glass-balconied Skywalk and a Thrill Walk from the gondola station at Birg. That one does exactly what it says on the tin, lining up vertiginous steel walkways and bridges that cling to the cliff.

During summer 24, a new cable car to Schilthorn is under construction - the current cable car is still in use, but a few of the viewing platforms at Schilthorn and Birg may be closed.

Flower parks and children’s trails

Mountain parks, playgrounds and picnic spots are sprinkled throughout the Jungfrau region. The Flower Park at the top of Allmendhubel is a favourite with families staying in Mürren. There are slides, zip lines and a neighbouring restaurant serving up Bernese specialities like steak with garlic butter, rösti and cheese fondue made for sharing. Or you can just sip a rosehip tea while taking in the view. Swap the mountain lift for the Children’s Adventure Trail on the way back to Mürren; it leads kids through a series of woodland slides, walkways and rope swings.

Mürren and more

Mürren is made for wandering, neatly tucking wooden chalets, viewpoints and pedestrianised streets onto a sky-high green terrace. Fancy exploring further into the mountains? Head out for a day trip to Jungfraujoch. Here, trains take on one of the most scenic journeys in the world, chugging from the pastures of the Bernese Oberland to the highest railway station in Europe. For more in the way of adventure, the twin-lake town of Interlaken is an hour’s journey away by cable car and train.

Why book a summer holiday in Mürren with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Mürren’s best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Mürren include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team overseas can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

Added value

Half price rail, bus and boat travel with the Swiss Half Fare Card (worth over £100 per person)

Free Murren Guest Card including free use of resort swimming pool, and reductions into the resort wellness centre

Swiss Family Card Included - free travel for children under 16 on mainline trains/buses/boats in Switzerland when accompanied by a parent

24/7 support & tailored advice in person or over the phone from our local resort team

All holidays include flights from the UK and train transfers

Walking in and around Mürren

On an Inghams walking holiday, you have the freedom to explore the area at your own pace. Each day, a new adventure, with as much or as little walking as you like.

Why we love walking holidays in Mürren

With access to over 500 kilometres of marked trails, and stunning views of the Lauterbrunnen Valley, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains, you are perfectly placed ready for a new day of outdoor adventure. Surrounded by beautiful untouched villages, there is lots more to discover by foot from Mürren than just mountain peaks.

Guided walks

Although we don't offer guided walks in Mürren, the Tourist Office run a free historical village tour. This is a leisurely walk that you can expect to take around one hour - book directly with the Tourist Office.

Getting around Mürren

Mürren and the entire Bernese Oberland has a great network of public transport and lifts that make getting around the area really easy.


There are a variety of gondolas and cableways that transport you around the Jungfrau region and Bernese Oberland. These are excellent for reaching plenty of fun activities, hiking hotspots, family trails and so much more – fantastic assistance during your walking holiday to maximise your opportunities.

Some of these lifts include:

In Mürren:

  • Stechelberg
  • Schilthorn

In Wengen:

  • Männlichen

In Grindelwald:

  • Grindelwald First
  • Männlichen
  • Eiger Express
  • Pfingstegg

Trains and mountain railways

Trains are what make Switzerland such a pleasure to explore and mountain trains run from Mürren to Grütschalp where you can connect to Lauterbrunnen. From there, trains leave in a variety of directions, linking you to Wengen, Wengernalp, Eiger Gletscher, Grindelwald and further afield. You can even take the train all the way up to the Jungfraujoch - the highest railway station in Europe - or reach the Schynige Platte from Wilderswil or the Harder Kulm from Interlaken.

Routes and timetables are available locally and online.

You can use your included Swiss Half Fare Card to receive a discount on lots of routes, however some mountain railways are excluded. To make the most out of your walking holiday, we recommend pre-booking a travel pass (supplements apply for some routes).

Please see the “Cards & passes” tab for more information.


The PostBus operates throughout the Lauterbrunnen Valley, connecting you to railway stations, lift stations and surrounding villages. Or, head to Grindelwald where the yellow Grindelwald Bus takes you to some more beautiful places and hiking destinations.

Timetables and routes can be found locally or online. Your included Swiss Half Fare Card gest you up to 50% off rates on all PostBus and SBB routes.

Our favourite walks in and around Mürren

Mürren to Gimmelwald

  • Moderate walk
  • 3km
  • Expect to take around one hour

Discover the] peaceful village of Gimmelwald after trekking through the grassy slopes and down easy roads and paths. The car free zone keeps the air even fresher, with minimal noise pollution too. Listen out for the cow bells and look out for dairy farms too.

Lauterbrunnen to Mürren

  • Moderate walk
  • 5.1km
  • Expect to take two to three hours

This scenic walk incorporates the Gryfenbach, Louwibach, Staubbach and Spissibach streams, as well as stunning views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks on route. Known for its waterfalls, you're sure to come across a few of these from Lauterbrunnen too. Not to forget the traditional wooden buildings you’ll see as well.

Grütschalp to Mürren via Winteregg

  • Easy walk
  • 4.4km
  • Expect to take two hours

This point-to-point route takes you past impressive rustic houses – pure Swiss style. Located on the sunny side of the mountain (so don't forget your sun cream), the spectacular Männlichen and Faulhorn mountains are watching you from a distance. Keep an eye out for the mountain railway carriage that partly runs alongside this route too.

Useful information and guidelines

Recommended equipment

Suitable walking shoes with good grip, appropriate clothing, rain jacket, sun cream, insect repellent, sun glasses, rucksack, at least a litre of water, a re-usable water bottle, a snack and cash. You may find walking poles useful.

Walking maps and apps

For Mürren we recommend Kompass Map number 84, which has a scale of 1:40,000. Maps will have a key to help you understand the nature of the walk before you begin. You can often find these from the hotel reception area too. 

You can see the status of the hiking routes online via the interactive map, which shows you what routes are open.

The Jungfrau app is great for weather updates and walking ideas and is available on the App Store and Google Play.

Hiking guidelines

The mountains are a natural paradise, with lots to explore and discover. To help it stay that way, and remain an enjoyable and safe place for everyone, we recommend following our little list of do's and don'ts:

  • Plan your route well and don't overestimate yourself
  • Check the weather forecast
  • Tell someone where you're planning to walk and what time you're expecting to be back
  • Take all the recommended equipment
  • Make a note of emergency numbers:
    • Swiss Emergency Services: 144
  • Don't leave the marked trails or go onto a glacier without a guide
  • Let nature stay wild by not picking alpine flowers (it's illegal in some places) or getting close to/making contact with wild animals
  • Always leave gates as you found them
  • Leave no trace

Check out our Responsible Walking insider guide if you want more tips for your summer walking holiday.

Hotels in Mürren

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A cosy hotel full of rustic charm, Hotel Eiger boasts some of the most spectacular views in Murren. See the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau from almost everywhere you turn. Rooms are modern and colourful, and there's a lovely spa so you can relax and unwind.

Travel information

All our holidays include return travel by flight, and then a transfer between the airport and Mürren. Mürren can be reached by train and cable car/funicular only, it isn't possible to reach by road.

All departures are on Saturdays, Wednesdays or Fridays with stays from three - 14 nights.

On arrival into Mürren station, there will be a hotel shuttle to take you to your hotel.

Travel by air

Flights to Geneva or Zurich airports are available from seven UK airports.

Flights to Zurich:

Fly from




Wed, Fri, Sat

3 - 14


Wed, Fri, Sat

3 - 14

London City

Wed, Fri

5, 7, 9, 12, 14


Wed, Fri

5, 7, 9, 12, 14

Transfer time from Zurich airport: approx. three hours by rail/cable car. Your journey involves two to three changes of transport.

Flights to Geneva:

Fly from




Wed, Fri, Sat

3 - 14


Wed, Fri, Sat

3 - 14


Wed, Fri, Sat

3 - 14


Fri, Sat

6, 7, 13, 14


Wed, Fri, Sat

3 - 14


Wed, Fri, Sat

3 - 14

Transfer time from Geneva airport: approx. four hours by rail/cable car. Your journey involves three changes of transport.

On arrival into Mürren station there will be a hotel shuttle or taxi to take you to your hotel.

Flight supplements may apply and are based on seven nights of midweek/weekend departures. 

Travel by train

Unfortunately travel by train isn't possible to Mürren as the cable car up to the village closes too early to allow sufficient time for travel.

Swiss Half Fare Card and Mürren Guest Card

The Swiss transport network is an excellent combination of trains, mountain railways, cable cars, boats, and buses that make it a pleasure to get around and explore at your own pace. 

Swiss Half Fare Card included for all Inghams guests

The Swiss Half Fare Card is included in the price of your holiday and is sent to you as part of your rail transfer tickets. This card can be used around Switzerland for up to 50% discount on various modes of transport - so make sure you keep it with you. It also gives free travel to children from 6 to under 16 years old, accompanied by a parent with the Family Card.

Mürren Guest Card

Your Mürren guest card is provided by your hotel and gives you:

  • Free use of the resort indoor pool in the centre of the village
  • Reduced entrance to resort wellness area including sauna, steam room, solarium, and fitness, plus tennis courts, squash, and minigolf.
Pre-bookable travel passes

In addition to the Half Fare card you may wish to purchase other travel passes depending on your holiday plans, such as the Jungfrau Travel Pass or the Bernese Oberland Pass - you can add this to your holiday at the time of booking. A Swiss Travel Pass is not recommended for this resort.

Jungfrau Travel Pass - prebookable

Enjoy three to eight consecutive days of travel on trains, cable cars, gondolas, and boats within the Jungfrau region including:

  • Männlichen gondola (Wengen to Männlichen and Männlichen to Grindelwald Terminus)
  • Wengeneralp Railway (Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg and Kleine Scheidegg to Grindelwald)
  • Jungfrau Railway (Kleine Scheidegg to Eigergletscher)
  • Wengeneralp Railway (Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg and Kleine Scheidegg to Wengen)
  • Lauterbrunnen to Mürren railway (Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp and Grütschalp to Winteregg and Mürren)
  • Grindelwald First gondola
  • Schynige Platte Railway (Wilderswil to Schnige Platte)
  • Harder Kulm Railway (Interlaken to Harder Kulm)
  • Trains between Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen and Interlaken Ost
  • Passes from 5 days validity onward include boats on Lakes Thun & Lake Brienz and trains between Interlaken Ost, Interlaken West, and Brienz allowing for round trips by boat and train on Lake Brienz.

A supplement applies for going up to the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe and the Schilthorn. The Jungfrau Travel Pass will get you a discount on the Jungfraujoch fee.

Please note that Family Cards are not valid with the Jungfrau Travel Pass and children must have the Jungfrau Junior Travel Card. 

Bernese Oberland Pass - pre-bookable

The Bernese Oberland Pass is a great option if you're staying longer than seven days and/or want to travel a bit further afield than the routes on the Jungfrau Travel Pass. It includes:

  • Travel by train, bus, and boat throughout the Bernese Oberland
  • Travel on over 25 mountain cable cars
  • Boat trips on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz
  • Discounts at various partner locations

Supplements apply to get to the top of the Schilthorn and Jungfraujoch - the Top of Europe. 

Things to do in Mürren

Things to do in Mürren

Explore the beautiful village

The serene village is in the perfect location, with stunning views of the three iconic peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. There is an abundance of pretty flower-bedecked chalets, little shops and cafés that line the streets. In the evenings, you can experience folklore events and traditional Swiss music.


Head to Lauterbrunnen, where you can discover the museum of local history, geology, and mountaineering. Or, venture further to the Jungfraujoch, where you can pass through the multimedia experience tour, taking you back through the history of over 100 years of the Jungfrau railway.

Excellent transport network

Aerial cableways and mountain railways means access to nearby towns and villages like Stechelberg and Gimmelwald is super easy, you even get discounted rates with your included Swiss Half Fare Card. Or, reach peaks and hiking areas like the Schilthorn and Grütschalp, or go back down to Lauterbrunnen and beyond.

During summer 2024, a new cable car to Schilthorn is under construction - the current cable car is still in use, but a few of the viewing platforms at Schilthorn and Birg may be closed.

Nearby villages and days out

There's a huge choice of excursions within the region, including visits to the Jungfraujoch, the alpine gardens at Schynige Platte, and the nearby Trümmelbach Waterfalls. As you head down to the valley, stop in Gimmelwald to explore the historic sawmill, cattle and cheese farms. Did you know Gimmelwald has a little unstaffed shop?

A variety of walks

Mountains, meadows, and forests provide walkers with everything from scenic strolls to adventurous hikes. Take a stroll on the flower trail at the Allmendhubel, or complete the Northface Trail, a moderate circular walk from the Schilthornbahn to Spilboden.

Adrenaline activities

The Jungfrau region has plenty for the adventure-seekers - first up, the Thrill Walk at Birg is a must-do. Metal walkways cling to the cliff beneath the lift station offering many a perfect photo opportunity. If you've got a really good head for heights, and previous via ferrata experience, the K3 via ferrata in Mürren is said to be one of the best in Switzerland. Or, head to Wengen for a unique "Royal Ride" on the open air Männlichen cable car. Over in Grindelwald, there's more adventure to be had, with a Cliff Walk, zip line, mountain carting and more.

Sports centre

Make your way to Alpines Sportzentrum Mürren for a gym and swim session. Or, sit back and relax in the new spa area with two different saunas, plunge pool, relaxation room and Turkish steam bath. If you're in need of a deeper unwind, book treatments too, like a hot stone massage.


Spend part of your day competing on the courts. Sportchalet Mürren has four outdoor sand courts which can be individually hired. We can't forget to mention the incredible views of the Lauterbrunnen Valley that comes with them.

Mountain dining

From mountain huts to alpine restaurants, or simple cafés and bars – you will not go hungry here. The popular Winteregg restaurant has a sun terrace, perfect for a refreshing Rivella – Switzerland's favourite soft drink. You will also love the revolving restaurant up the Schilthorn, serving an incredible James Bond brunch.

Family activities in Mürren

Family activities in Mürren

Sports centre with swimming pool

Head to the alpine sports centre in Mürren for an action-packed day with the kids. Go from swimming in the large indoor 25-metre pool, to rolling over the skilled pump track outside. For adults, there is a spa area and gym, and for the youngest guests there is a “Children's paradise” and special children's pool.

Children's playgrounds

Make your way up the Allmendhubel funicular to unlock any child's dream - a flower themed park and water labyrinth to explore. Children can zoom down the metal tube slide, swing from giant plant inspired equipment and climb over fun-filled obstacles. Look out for the giant wooden insects too.

Adventure trail

The little ones can get involved by whizzing down coloured slides, crawling through log tunnels, and balancing on beams as they make their way down the Allmendhubel hill back to Mürren – a much more fun way than a lift, right?

Detective trail

Starting with an exciting journey to Lauterbrunnen via Stechelberg by gondola and post bus, you’ll then set off with 16 puzzles to complete. The expected 2.5 hour duration covers a few secret kilometres as you all solve the riddles along the gentle hike from Grütschalp, via Winteregg to Mürren. Will you find the final treasure chest to get a prize?

A trip to Interlaken

Take a day trip to Interlaken, where you have plenty of land and water activities to choose from. Maybe you fancy a gentle cruise on Lake Thun, or a refreshing dip and kayak ride on Lake Brienz. If you have a sweet tooth, then head to the Funky Chocolate Club in the town to make your very own chocolate bars.

Visit Grindelwald

If you have thrill seeker children then Grindelwald First is fantastic for its adventure activities – including giant zip lines, a daring cliff walk and speedy mountain cart rides. The fun doesn't stop there, head to the Pfingstegg lift and zoom down the summer toboggan too.


Pre-book your passes online or give us a call

Schilthorn - from £38

A trip up to the famous summit, set for the film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ for the spy exhibition, lookout platform, and of course fantastic views!

During summer 24, a new cable car to Schilthorn is under construction - the current cable car is still in use, but a few of the viewing platforms at Schilthorn and Birg may be closed.

Many more options are available locally through your Representative including:

Fun Package: First Flyer / Glider & Trottibike / Mountain Cart

Prices shown include a Swiss Half Fare Card discount.

Please note that the price of excursions will vary depending on the resort you are staying in. We act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our terms & conditions.

Good to know

Walking trails: Around 500km of walking trails and easy access to lifts and neighbouring villages

Terrain: Diverse mountainous terrain with Alpine meadows, forests, rocky trails and rugged mountains

Best time to go: the end of May to mid-October. It can get hot in July and August but heading up the lifts is a great way to cool off

Recommended for: Challenging walking, nature, sightseeing

Fly into: Geneva or Zurich (approx. 2 hours)

Transfer time: approx. 3 hours (from Zurich) or 4 hours (from Geneva) by train and cable car - Mürren can be reached by train followed by cable car only (journey will require changes of train and use of cable car)

24/7 Support and advice: In person or over the phone from our local resort team

Resort card: Swiss Half Fare Card included for all hotels - travel passes are available to pre-book

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