Welcome to the Mürren-Schilthorn Region
The villages Mürren and Gimmelwald
The mountain village of Mürren lies at 1650 m above sea level and leaves a lasting impression on visitors with its tanned chalets and breathtaking views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. In Mürren you will spend an unforgettable holiday without hectic and noise with friendly people. Feel at one with nature, benefit with your family all year round from a wide range of excursions and sports opportunities or let yourself be pampered from head to toe in the Alpine Spa.
A narrow mountain road leads from Mürren down to Gimmelwald, which lies at 1367 m above sea level and is an originally preserved mountain farming village. Its inhabitants maintain close contact with nature and animals and this bond is evident throughout the village with its lovingly decorated chalets and cheese storehouses. The local farming families sell their products from the house, fields and garden directly from the farm and in Mürren.
Altitude m.a.s.l. 1650
Surface 10.5 km2
Guest beds 1437
Traffic Car free
1257 First written mention of the village "Uf dr Muren".
1857 The Winteregg mountain community builds the "Silberhorn" inn.
1870 The Grand Hotel and Kurhaus are built.
1879 First flourishing. It is good manners for aristocrats, politicians, painters and scholars to seek recreation in Mürren.
1891 The Mürren Railway is opened.
1910 The Mürren Railway is also put into operation in winter. Spelterini crosses the Alps in a balloon for the first time.
1912 The Allmendhubelbahn goes into operation.
1922 Behind the Hotel Jungfrau, Sir Arnold Lunn flags the first slalom race in the history of Alpine skiing.
1923 The British Women's Ski Club in Mürren is founded.
1924 Sir Arnold Lunn founds the Kandahar Ski Club in Mürren.
1928 The Inferno Race is launched. The race course from Schilthorn to Lauterbrunnen is 15.8 km long and has an altitude difference of 2150 m.
1930 The first ski school in Switzerland is founded in Mürren.
1931 The British Ski Federation organises the first Alpine World Championships in slalom and downhill in Mürren.
1937 The first ski lift in the Bernese Oberland is opened at Schiltgrat.
1957 Opening of the first Alpine Course Centre in Switzerland. Fred Dolder crosses the Alps in a balloon.
1962 The first International Ballooning Weeks are held.
1965 The first section of the Schilthorn cable car Stechelberg - Gimmelwald - Mürren is opened (Initiator Ernst Feuz).
1966 The Schilthorn Railway reaches the summit. Length 6.9 km, difference in altitude 2103 m
1969 Inauguration of the revolving restaurant Piz Gloria, after the James Bond film "In Her Majesty's Secret Service" was shot on the summit
1983 Opening of the Alpine Sports Centre
1992 First Inferno half marathon Lauterbrunnen - Schilthorn
1993 50th Inferno ski race
1994 Mürren gets a branch of the Swiss Sports Museum
1998 1st Inferno Triathlon Thun - Schilthorn
2003 The Inferno race is held for the 60th time.
2006 The Lauterbrunnen - Grütschalp aerial cableway is reopened (replacing the funicular).
2008 First Amateur Inter-Club Ski World Championship.
2012 Structural renovation and new construction of the wellness facility in the Alpine Sports Centre and 100 years of winter sports in Mürren
2013 Opening BOND WORLD 007, Schilthorn
2014 Opening of SKYLINE WALK on Birg and FLOWER PARK on Allmendhubel
2015 Opening 007 WALK OF FAME, Schilthorn
2016 Opening of THRILL WALK, Birg, snowmaking system partial ski area
Altitude m.a.s.l. 1367
Surface 30.4 km
Guest beds 120
Traffic Car free
Flower-decorated chalets, the cheese store in the middle of the village, grazing cattle in the surrounding area: Gimmelwald is dreamy and a fairytale. The journey to Gimmelwald is spectacular and will make your stomach tingle - the cable car takes you up from Stechelberg and along rock faces and magnificent waterfalls.
Indoor swimming pool at the Alpine Sports Centre Mürren
Open-air ice rink at the Alpine Sports Centre Mürren
W-Lan at the Alpine Sports Centre Mürren
Visit to EWL Stechelberg HQ
Events and activities organised by Mürren Tourism
25% off Alpine Spa, Fitness, Tennis, Minigolf etc. at the Alpine Sports Centre
10% off ski hire at Abegglen Sport
10% off tennis court rent at the Sportchalet
10% off Electro Shop EWL (purchase as of CHF 100)
Each overnight visitor staying in Mürren or Gimmelwald has the right to receive the guest card.
Either your host hands you the card or you recevie it at the tourist information after having paid the visitors tax (form provided by your host).
Visitors Tax Mürren
Adults CHF 4.60 / night
Children 6 – 16 years CHF 2.40 / night
Visitors Tax Gimmelwald
Adults CHF 2.10 / night
Children 6 – 16 years CHF 1.60 / night
Children under 6 years exempt from local tax payments.
Cantonal Accomodation Tax Adults CHF 1.00 / night
Mürren Tourism Association
Become a member of the Mürren Tourism Association.
Community of Lauterbrunnen
The name of the community of Lauterbrunnen probably comes from the many loud waterfalls (Brunnen). With an area of 164.5 km2, Lauterbrunnen is one of the largest municipalities in Canton Bern. Around 2,600 inhabitants live in the villages of Isenfluh, Lauterbrunnen, Stechelberg and the three car-free towns of Gimmelwald, Mürren and Wengen.