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A view from Mürren-Sonnenberg-Suppenalp-Shiltalp-Spielbodenalp-Gimmelwald hiking route:

The village of Mürren lies at the foot of the Shilthorn at 1650 meters, high above the Lauterbrunnen valley. A village of 450 inhabitants & probably many more tourists. A popular ski & snow boarding destination. It is the highest continually inhabited mountain village in the Bernsese Oberland. It is car free and accessible by cableway from Stechelberg. It can also be reached by mountain railway from Lauterbrunnen but at the time I was there the railway was closed. So I had to take the bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg. From there a cable car to Mürren . The cable car continues on to the Shilthorn with its revolving Piz Gloria Restaurant, made world-famous by the late 60s James Bond movie called “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. From Mürren you can view the impressive opposing summits of the Eiger, Mönch, and the Jungfrau. This photo was taken while ascending the Shiltgrat soon after Suppenalp, the second of the four mountain huts/restaurants along this trail. In the background you can see the Eiger on the left and the Mönch which is partly covered in clouds. The mountain on middle right is the Schwarzmönch. From Mürren the floor of the Lauterbrunnen valley is 800m straight down below.

It is best to base yourself in Mürren or Gimmelwald if you want to explore this part of the Jungfrau region. Since you are already in the mountain you can start your day early and have more time to explore the mountains and valleys without having to worry about missing the last cable car down & your train connections to elsewhere. For me Mürren alone is worth at least five days or more. I hope to be back.

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