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Detective Trail (2h30)

Short facts

  • start: Grütschalp, Station
  • destination: Alpine Sports Centre, Mürren
  • easy
  • 4,71 km
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 170 m
  • 1656 m
  • 1492 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 10 / 100

best season

How do you motivate children to go hiking? You take them along on the detective trail!The path is flat, easy and entertaining and at the end there is a reward for all detectives.

Adults are satisfied with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as motivation for hiking. But how to convince the next generation? The Detective Trail manages that easily. On the mystery trail the whole family goes on a treasure hunt. The easy route leads from Grütschalp via Winteregg to Mürren. There are 16 puzzles to be solved. They deal with the mountains, plants, animals and much more.

The questions can be answered on the "Detective Trail Mürren" app. Those who prefer to use something other than their mobile phone can also print out the questions or pick up the documents at Grütschalp station or at the Alpine Sports Centre Mürren.

Start hiking - pay attention - solve the riddles. The children will be so busy that they will forget that they have walked a few kilometres in the meantime. The large chest at the end of the path entices with a refreshing prize for all treasure hunters who can crack the combination lock.

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General information

Directions

Grütschalp - Winteregg - Mürren (Walking time: 1h30. Additional time for riddles: 1h)

The first riddle already begins at the Grütschalp station. First the tracks have to be crossed so that we can tackle the small ascent to the left. On the gravel path we follow the hiking trail towards Mürren. This leads us through the forest and along the railway tracks. On the way many benches invite you to stay. These are of course all placed with a view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. After we have visited the Winteregg stop, we continue walking above the railway line. From time to time we see the little train passing by and can wave to the passengers. After reaching Mürren railway station, we have to walk up a short distance on the asphalt road until we reach the sports centre and thus the end of the trail.

Safety Guidelines
Equipment
  • Download the App or print documents. We also recommend taking a pen and paper with you so that you can take notes.
  • The solar radiation is increased in the mountains. Sunscreen with a high protection factor, a sun hat and sunglasses with UV protection should definitely be carried in your luggage.
  • Also in summer and when the weather is fine, warm clothing and a raincoat should be included. The layer principle with different layers of clothing is recommended.
  • First-aid kit
  • Food and water
Tip

For the return from Mürren to Lauterbrunnen we recommend using the route via Stechelberg by gondola and post bus.

Getting there

By car from Basel/Zurich/Geneva via Bern or Lucerne/Brünigpass. This pass is open in summer and winter. From the south, the journey leads via the Grimsel or Susten Pass (only in summer) or Simplon Pass and then the Lötschberg car transporter into the region.

Journey to Lauterbrunnen

Parking

Lauterbrunnen multi-storey car park or the uncovered car park by the Lauterbrunnen church. The Lauterbrunnen car park can be reserved online.

Public transit

Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, intercity trains run from Basel and Lucerne directly to the Jungfrau Region. Passengers from Zurich change trains in Berne. The trains run every half hour.

 

Ticket purchase Jungfrau Region

Ticket purchase and timetable SBB

 

The cable car takes guests from Lauterbrunnen to Mürren. You can only get as far as Lauterbrunnen by car. After that the open traffic must be used.

Maps
Additional Information

Pavings

  • Hiking Trail (75%)
  • Street (18%)
  • Asphalt Coating (7%)

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG, Author: Mürren Tourismus

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