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View over Murren to the Eiger. - (c) Jungfrau Tourism

Murren Quick Facts
Resort: Murren
Altitude: 1651m
Ski Area: Jungfrau Ski Region
Canton: Bern
Train Station: Yes
Main Language: German

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.

Murren Positives and Negatives

  • Traditional mountain village, oozing charm.
  • Amazing views and scenery.
  • The best Jungfrau resort for advanced skiers.
  • Slightly longer transfer than the other Jungfrau resorts.

Murren The Resort Itself

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.

Transport links to Murren

The table below shows train times from the main cities and transport hubs of Switzerland to Murren.

From Time Changes
Basel 3:21 3
Bern 2:16 3
Geneva 4:05 4
Geneva Airport 4:14 4
Lausanne 3:30 4
Luzern 3:25 3
Sion 2:56 5
Zurich 3:18 4
Zurich Airport 3:40 4

Murren Useful Links

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Excursions close to Murren

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Accommodation in Murren

Murren hotels, chalets and apartments...

Hotel Bellevue

The Bellevue Hotel is a traditionally styled hotel with a great location near to the centre of Murren. Each of the rooms have balconies, and these, along with the Bellevue's sun terrace, provide guests with some incredible views over to the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains. The hotel has a very welcoming atmosphere, with friendly owners, and a warming fireplace in the restaurant that serves up traditional local meals. The Bellevue Hotel is in a great position - both quiet and sunny, and with easy access to both Murren's wintertime skiing pistes, as well as it's summertime walking paths.

Eiger Guest-House

The Eiger Guest-House is delightfully located in the peaceful mountainside village of Murren. The guest-house has twelve recently refurbished rooms, from doubles up to family-sized, many with balconies and views up into the mountains, and it has a wealth of facilities, including WiFi, flat-screen TV's, a billiards table and a bar/pub area. The restaurant serves a range of meals, from local fayre through to Mediterranean-style dishes, whilst outside drinks can be enjoyed from the terrace area, making the most of the stunning views of the Eiger, Jungfrau and Monch. The location of the Eiger Guest-House near to the resort's small train station is also extremely useful, whilst in the winter season it is also extremely close to the pistes so is very well placed for those skiing down into the village at then end of day.

Hotel Eiger

Located in one of the best places in Murren - next to the small train station, the Hotel Eiger is ideally placed to enjoy a visit to the traffic-free resort of Murren. The hotel has some great facilities, including an indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi (with great views of the Eiger and surrounding mountains), a sauna, and free WiFi for it's guests. The Eiger Hotel has been noted for it's friendly atmosphere and warm welcome, whilst the restaurant serves some fine local dishes.

Hotel Chalet Fontana

The Chalet Fontana is run as a chalet and apartment with week-long bookings during the ski season and as a bed and breakfast in the summer months. The chalet is in an ideal location near to the centre of Murren, with a handy ski shop right on the doorstep and lifts and pistes all close by. The chalet can house up to 13 people in it's main section, and up to a further 6 people in the self-contained apartment of the lower floor. With the main chalet having a lounge, kitchen, three triple-rooms, two double-rooms and two bathrooms it's an great chalet for families. The lower-floor apartment has a kitchen, two triple-bedrooms and a bathroom. It also has it's own entrance.