Base Villages
Base Village: Muerren

Muerren

Alpine Beauty –

This car-less village with four-star accommodations is perched like an eagle’s nest atop a 2,500-foot wall overlooking the Lauterbrunnen valley. At 1,650 meters (5,450 ft.), it’s the highest, continuously inhabited village in the Bern district. Accessing the town involves taking a cable car past rushing waterfalls and craggy rock faces. Above Muerren are numerous alpine meadows that provide views of the snow-capped peaks of the Breithorn (12,409 ft.), Tschingelhorn (11,736 ft.), Gspalthorn (11,277 ft.) and a host of others mountains that have drawn alpinists to the region since the late 1700s. Themed walks include the North Face Trail, which tells of the region’s mountaineering history through informative markers.

One of Muerren’s top attractions is Piz Gloria revolving restaurant atop Schilthorn summit, made famous after scenes from the 1963 James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service were shot here. The panorama from the top takes in alpine trifecta the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains and the Black Forest beyond.

Would you like to visit?

We offer awe-inspiring hiking tours that explore
the natural wonders of this area.

All trips have one guide per six guests with a maximum group size of 18. Three levels of hiking are offered each day. Trips have built in free-day(s) to explore on your own. Using your Swiss Pass that is included with your vacation package you can also make any day a free-day if you wish a rest from hiking. The pass covers trains, buses, boats, cable-cars, streetcars and entrance into museums. A day visit to Lucerne, Bern, Interlaken, St. Moritz or Montreux or many other interesting towns is quite simple using your Swiss Pass.

Müerren, Switzerland

Hotel: Hotel Eiger
Altitude: 1,650 m (5,450 ft)
Population: 400
Canton: Bern
Latitude: 46°33′34″N
Longitude: 7°53′32″E


TOURS VISITING THIS VILLAGE

TOUR 3: Matterhorn and Jungfrau Tour

July 9 – July 20, 2017 - 11 Nights

Base Villages: Zermatt & Muerren, Switzerland

Take in the Matterhorn and village of Zermatt at its base, nestled in the Pennine Alps, as well as the famous Jungfrau region in the Bernese Oberland—all in the height of Switzerland’s sunniest season. You’ll go from valleys flush with spectacular wildflowers to cool... Read More

TOUR 6: Matterhorn and Jungfrau Tour

August 26 – September 6, 2017 - 11 Nights

Base Villages: Zermatt & Muerren, Switzerland

Take in the Matterhorn and postcard-worthy village at its base, nestled in the Pennine Alps, as well as the famous Jungfrau region in the Bernese Oberland—You’ll go from warm valleys flush with spectacular wildflowers to cool glacier-coated mountaintops that boast... Read More