The day after Sechseläuten, we took a trek to the Bernese Alps and spent a night in the tiny mountain village of Mürren. The total population of Mürren registers at just around 450 people, but tourism is popular enough to support several hotels/resorts, providing roughly 2,000 beds. Fortunately for us, it was early enough in the season, it felt like we had the whole town to ourselves!

There are no roads leading to Mürren from the valley below. You get there by cable car and train. Below is an image of Lauterbrunnen, as viewed from the cable car that takes you to Grutschalp. And then from Grutschalp you take a two-car electric train to Mürren.

Unfortunately, we arrived too late in the day to attempt any serious hiking. And I don’t even know if any of the trails were open, due to record snowfalls this past winter. But we were able to go for a half mile or so walk to get a fairly good glimpse of the spectacular view.

Here’s an image overlooking Mürren.
overlooking Mürren
Mürren is situated about 5,400 feet above sea level. I think that’s the south face of either the Eiger, Jungfrau, or Mönch, on the right. Not sure which (maybe none of the above), but I know all of these peeks are visible from Mürren. It’s quite stunning and these photos don’t come close to capturing the beauty.

As you can see in that photo, it wasn’t a particularly bright sunshiny day, but the setting sun did make an appearance. Both of these images were shot from the balcony of our room at the Hotel Alpenruh. Quite a treat!
Setting sun over Mürren

Eiger? Mönch? Jungfrau?


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