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Grütschalp - Winteregg - Mürren

Short facts

  • start: Grütschalp (1487 m ü. M.)
  • destination: Mürren Dorf (1650 m ü. M.)
  • easy
  • 4,49 km
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 184 m
  • 1637 m
  • 1486 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

Enjoy the sun and the view of a breathtaking mountain panorama: the hike from the Grütschalp to the quaint alpine village of Mürren is well worth it.

High above the deep basin of the Lauterbrunnen Valley, the winter hike from the Grütschalp to Mürren captivates with fantastic views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The world-famous mountain trio is visible for the entire duration of the hike. The hiking trail meanders along the slope at sunny elevations and is extremely well-maintained. The final destination of the tour is the car-free alpine village of Mürren. Its decorative wooden houses exude warmth and rustic charm. Children and adults frolic on the outdoor ice rink and practise their skating skills in the fresh air. On the return journey to the Grütschalp, the Männlichen and Faulhorn mountain ranges in the background create a panoramic view that is nothing short of magnificent. If you want to shorten the hike by a few kilometres, follow the trail to Winteregg and take the train to Mürren or Grütschalp.

General information

Directions

Grütschalp - Winteregg - Mürren

Safety Guidelines
  • After a snowfall, the ground can be softer and more difficult to walk on.
Equipment
  • The sun’s rays are more intense in the mountains. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen with a high protection factor, a hat and sunglasses with UV protection.
  • We recommend bringing warm clothing and rain gear even in summer and in good weather in winter. We recommend layering your clothing.
  • Charged mobile phone
  • First-aid kit
  • Winter shoes with non-slip sole
  • Drinks and snacks
  • If available: hiking sticks
Tip

After the hike, relax and recharge your batteries in the spa of the Alpine Sports Centre in Mürren.

Getting there

Car: There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.

Journey to Lauterbrunnen 

Parking

Lauterbrunnen car park or uncovered parking spaces next to the church. A space at 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 directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.

The cable car takes visitors up to the Grütschalp. Continue on from here by train to Mürren with the Lauterbrunnen-Mürren mountain railway (BLM).

Another alternative is the Stechelberg – Gimmelwald – Mürren aerial cableway.

Ticket purchase Jungfrau Region

Timetable and ticket purchase SBB 

 

Additional Information

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