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Mürren

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  • Day99

    Mürren Switzerland

    September 13, 2017 in Switzerland

    Mürren is perched on the edge of an 800 m high cliff, rising up from the Lauterbrunnen valley in the Jungfrau region. You can see the Eiger, Mönch, Breithorn, most of the Jungfrau, and many other mountains from here. There are no cars, mountains all around, green slopes and forests and many hiking trails. Oh the serenity 😊!

  • Day100

    Allmendhubel Mürren

    September 14, 2017 in Switzerland

    Not a great day for hiking today but we jumped right in and gave it an shot! Caught the funicular to the Allmendhubel (1,932 m), a hill above Mürren. A restaurant is located near the top as well as a Flower Park for the kids and a Flower Trail (in Summer) leads past 150 different alpine flowers including gentians, alpine roses and edelweiss and some interesting medicinal herbs. However, in September, and in the pouring rain, there is not so much to see. The clear mountain air, and fantastic views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau combined with the 'dampened' tranquillity of the Alps made up for lack of blooms. We then got on with the intended nature hike back down the hill to our home base of Mürren. The paved path wound its way down the hill turning into a grass path and finally into a rocky/dirt/tree roots path but all quite easy to traverse. It was a good hike in mostly light persistent rain. The rain has now set in for the afternoon but is predicted to clear for our cable-car ride to Schilthorn tomorrow morning. Let's hope!Read more

  • Day88

    Murren- up in the Alps

    September 13, 2017 in Switzerland

    We are now staying for 2 nights up in the Swiss Alps. To reach Murren we travelled first by cablecar then mountain train. Not possible to take the car so we've left it in Lauterbrunnen car park. We then walked to the close by village of Gimmelwald. Neither Murren or Gimmelwald have cars (except for a couple of locals) and are everything you would expect to see in a Swiss Alpine village. Surrounded by snow capped mountains, chilly fresh air, goats & cows ringing their bells and amazing views! to the big 3 peaks- Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau! Snow is forecast for tomorrow! Murren is also where you catch the cable car to Schilthorn- the mountain peak with the restaurant where they filmed James Bond's 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'. Maybe some 007 action awaits us at the top of the Schilthorn??Read more

  • Day98

    Trummelbach Falls

    September 12, 2017 in Switzerland

    They are Europe's largest subterranean water falls and are located in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, often called the valley of 72 waterfalls. The Trümmelbach Falls are the world's only glacier waterfalls that are accessible underground by lift, galleries, tunnels, paths and platforms. The Trümmelbach alone drains the mighty glacier defiles of Eiger (3967 m), Mönch (4099 m) and Jungfrau (4158 m) and carries 20,200 tons of boulder detritus per year. It also carries down to the valley - up to 20,000 liters of water per second.
    The falls are a series of ten glacier-waterfalls inside the mountain. Fantastic!
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  • Day7

    Mürrenbachfall

    June 26 in Switzerland

    Heute sind wir zu einem Wasserfall gefahren. Hier in der Gegend gibt es unendlich viele davon. Wir haben uns für Lauterbrunnen und den Mürrenbachfall entschieden. Dieser stürzt 430 Meter in die Tiefe.
    Am Nachmittag haben wir uns ein SUP ausgeliehen. Stand Up paddeln stand auf dem Programm.

  • Day20

    Lauterbrunnen. Sleep under 5 waterfalls

    May 8, 2017 in Switzerland

    Yep, there are five waterfalls in view as we tuck in for the night. This is because this glacial valley has vertical walls over 200 meters high. It's a long way for water and base jumpers to fall. Some waterfalls are INSIDE the mountains, and the Swiss drill tunnels so you can visit them too. Wonderous, but there's more to come...

    This is only half an hour up the road from Interlaken. We stayed in Stechenburg, close to the lifts up to Schilthorn. Walked back from Lauterburnnen , and went to Trummelbach falls.Read more

  • Day12

    Murren and Schilthorn

    September 20, 2017 in Switzerland

    Made weather decision to move on to Murren instead of trying the Jungfraujoch and Eiger.
    Really nice hotel in Murren with great views.
    Did the big Schilthornift from Murren
    Spent 3 hrs on top waiting for clouds to clear, and they did!
    Rotating restaurant and long lunch made the wait easy.

  • Day29

    Schilthorn

    June 3 in Switzerland

    Were up at our usual ridiculous hour and on the first cable car up to the Schilthorn, which was made famous from the filming of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Graham was suitably attired in his shiny new hiking boots he bought after yesterday’s debacle in the snow in his RM Williams. I think the view from Schiltorn was even better than Jungfraujoch as there were mountains on all sides as far as the eye could see. We could even see Mont Blanc, which is 750 kilometres away.
    From there we went into the 007 Museum which was incredibly well done. Such interesting stories about the filming and people working on the movie. They were filming for six months and all stayed in Murren (where we are staying) so it must have been humming. Even the toilets were in the 007 theme. Above the men’s urinals was a sign – Shake, not stir.
    And the best thing was – it was all free on our Swiss Travel Pass. A cheap day in Switzerland – never!
    Stopped in Berg on the way back down for Graham to do the thrill walk suspended off the side of the mountain. I had the thrill of eating a doughnut.
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  • Day28

    Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

    June 2 in Switzerland

    This morning we woke up at a sparrow's fart to travel to Jungfraujoch - The Top of Europe. It's at an altitude of 3,400 metres, and today was a lovely warm 0.8 c. Getting there early was fabulous as the sky was clear of cloud cover and we pretty much had the place to ourselves, apart from the obligatory Chinese tour groups. It's a pretty incredible view from up there and there were quite a few viewpoints, an ice gallery and best of all, the world's highest chocolate shop!
    RM Williams boots are very versatile - you can wear them to the office then out for a drink and off to a restaurant. The one place they can't take you is the snow. So Graham slid his way up and slid his was down the viewpoint. When he went ass up I did what any good wife would do and cracked up laughing. The second time he went ass up I took the camera from him as I don't want a broken camera.
    From there we trained it back to Wengen and then hiked down the mountain to Lauterbrunnen.
    When people say Switzerland is expensive they should say it is very, VERY expensive. But hiking is free (remember, we are hikers now), and there is free water and toilets everywhere. What more could you ask for? Our first night we had sausage, onion gravy and potato rosti and it was $32 each. We now go to the co-op and buy local cheese and meats, salad and Swiss chocolate and eat like kings on our balcony. There is no fridge in our room so Graham fills the bathroom sink with cold water and next thing, cold wine. Top it off with the best restaurant view in the world.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Mürren, Muerren, مورن, ミューレン, Мюррен, 3825, 米伦

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