View over Murren to the Eiger. - (c) Jungfrau Tourism
|Ski Area:||Jungfrau Ski Region|
Few ski resorts can match Murren for tradition, charm or scenery. These three factors have helped make this tiny Swiss village so popular amongst generations of skiers and families, especially the British who have long, historic ties to Murren, dating right back to the early 1900s and the famous Lunn family, Sir Henry and Arnold, who organised both the first winter sports package holidays and the first organised slalom race, held right here in the village.
And then there's another British institution that helped make the village and the Schilthorn mountain above it so famous - James Bond. Yes, 007 tracked down Blofeld to his Alpine lair - Piz Gloria, in the 1969 Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Murren is a bit harder to get to than its neighbour Wengen, or the other main Jungfrau resort, Grindelwald, but its dramatic views and scenery are worth the extra bit of travelling and its slopes are generally quieter.
Visitors to Murren will arrive at one of two locations that sit at opposite ends of the village. The Murren BLM station is situated at the northern edge of the village and is where visitors arrive if they're coming up from Lauterbrunnen on the cliff-edge train via Grutschalp, whereas the cable-car station at the southern side of Murren brings visitors up from Stechelberg and Gimmelwald before optionally heading up to the Schilthorn.
The picturesque village centre lies between the two stations, and is a quiet network of small streets heading off from one main thoroughfare, flanked by quaint, old chalet-style buildings. The village social-scene is dominated by hotels rather than standalone bars and restaurants, and there are a good variety of accommodation levels dotted along and around the main street, as well as a number of ski shops.
Located up above the main drag is Murren's recently renovated sports centre, the Murren Sportzentrum, which is also home to the tourist information centre.
The table below shows train times from the main cities and transport hubs of Switzerland to Murren.
A link to the tourist information site for Murren and any other useful links about the resort.
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Murren hotels, chalets and apartments...