Switzerland does spectacularly beautiful mountain villages probably none more so than Murren. It sits at 5374ft above sea level with stunning views of some of the worlds finest mountains.

We ventured here a few times. The photos are taken from an Easter visit when an early heat wave cleared out the village snow. For some reason it’s the only place in Switzerland we came across a fully grown St Bernard. Now that was a big fella.

It is one of Switzerland’s most popular tourist destinations. The village has just over 400 residents so you might expect limited facilities. It has 10 hotels with 2000 hotel beds, 11 restaurants and 2 bars. It is also home to The Inferno, the worlds longest Amateur Downhill Ski Race. Unbelievably it’s about 5 times the length of an Olympic Downhill. That must be some tight buttocks at the end of that.

It’s a car free place – that’s right no double parking here. The village cannot be reached by public road. You can only get here by mountain train or cable car.

Next Sunday lets hopefully enjoy a glorious walk down from Murren to Lauterbrunnen or maybe we will head upwards towards a bit of James Bond…

42 thoughts on “Murren

  1. Spectacular! The mountain is the Jungfrau, I assume?

    The Swiss Tourist bureau really should be including you on their payroll. They are being most tardy on their reply regarding my request for your Toblerone allowance!! 😦

    Auf wiedersehn! ⛷

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  2. You know, they say that the pictures never do it justice – and I have to keep reminding myself how spectacular the mountain must be in person as they are stunning in your photos!

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  3. OH MY GOSH! This is from For Your Eyes Only, right? with the Olympic skating trials scene and Roger Moore and the skater who’s like frickin’ 16 and wants to sleep with him and he’s in his 50s or 60s but it leads to a hilarious bit where she’s in his bed waiting for him and Moore just makes a face and says, “You get your clothes on and I’ll buy you an ice cream.” lol gets me every time

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    1. Strangely no. I think that was in Cortina in Italy. This was the Lazenby one. The Spy who loved me was done in a different part of the country. I think some of the backdrops in the Return of the Sith where filmed close by. I always wanted to try that line but I suspect it would just end up in me getting a Restraining Order.

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