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Traditionelles Haus in Mürren

History Murren

Meters above sea level 1650

Area 10.5 km2

Population 429

Beds for guests 1437

Traffic Traffic free

Language German

1257
The 'Village on the Wall' first acknowledged.

1857
Mürren’s first inn, 'Silberhorn', opened.

1870
'Grand Hotel Des Alpes' and the 'Kurhaus' were built.

1879
Mürren's 'Golden' years. Mürren was 'the' place to visit. Aristocrats, politicians, painters and scholars from all over Europe visited Mürren.

1891
Inauguration of the Lauterbrunnen – Mürren railway

1910
The Mürren Railway’s first winter season.

1910
Spelterini made the first balloon crossing of the Alps from Mürren.

1912
Opening of the Allmendhubel Funicular.

1922
Sir Arnold Lunn set the first alpine ski race behind Hotel Jungfrau.

1923
The British Ladies Ski Club was founded in Mürren.

1924
The Kandahar Ski Club was founded in Mürren by Sir Arnold Lunn.

1928
First Inferno Race (Schilthorn – Lauterbrunnen) Distance 15,8 km, altitude difference 2150 m.

1930
Switzerland’s first ski school was founded in Mürren.

1931
'The Ski Club of Great Britain' organised the first Alpine Ski World Championship in downhill and slalom racing in Mürren.

1937
Opening of the 'Schiltgrat', first ski lift in the Bernese Oberland.

1957
Switzerland’s first alpine training center opened in Mürren.

1957
Fred Dolder traversed the Alps by balloon.

1962
Mürren’s first international Ballooning Week.

1965
The Schilthorn cable-way (Stechelberg – Mürren) inaugurated. Man in charge was Ernst Feuz of Mürren.

1966
Completion of the top section of the Schilthorn cable way Distance 6,9 km, altitude difference 2103 m.

1969
The revolving restaurant 'Piz Gloria' on the Schilthorn opened. The James Bond Film 'On Her Majesty’s Secret Service' was filmed during the same year.

1983
Opening of the Alpine sports centre.

1992
First Inferno Half-Marathon Lauterbrunnen – Schilthorn.

1993
50th Inferno Ski Race.

1994
Opening of the Swiss Sports Museum in Mürren.

1998
First Inferno Triathlon Thun – Schilthorn.

2003
60th Inferno Ski Race.

2006
Reopening of the cable car Lauterbrunnen – Grütschalp (replacing the funicular).

2008
1st Amateur Inter-Club Ski Championship.

2012
Structural renovation and new spa at the Alpine Sports Centre and 100 years of wintersports in Mürren.

2013
Opening of the BOND WORLD 007, Schilthorn

2014
Opening of the SKYLINE WALK on Birg and FLOWER PARK on Allmendhubel

2015
Opening 007 WALK OF FAME, Schilthorn

2016
Opening of THRILL WALK, Birg

2016
Creation of artificial snow area

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