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Muerren - Schilthorn


Destination Muerren

Muerren is a charming village with magnificent views and is perched on a shelf of Alpine pasture forming a balcony overlooking the steep cleft of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. It is an ideal place for travelers that wish to enjoy the natural beauties of Switzerland. Muerren is the highest altitude ski resort in the Bernese Oberland and faces a series of giant peaks carved out of rock or ice: from left to right, the view encompasses the Eiger, the M÷nch, the Jungfrau, the Breithorn and the Gspaltenhorn range. This beautiful village is completely cut off from car traffic, and the sporting character of its ski slopes account for the popularity of the resort.

Schilthorn Muerren SwitzerlandFrom Muerren a cable-car takes its breathtaking ride up to the Schilthorn summit, from where you can enjoy exceptional panoramic views and sip cocktails in the revolving Piz Gloria summit restaurant, featured in the James Bond film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". The trip's less expensive than that to the Jungfraujoch, and also less of a tourist merry-go-round, but just as memorable. The development of tourism in the area was largely due to the British, who came here at the turn of the century to indulge in their favorite winter sports and who succeeded in recreating a cozy, congenial atmosphere that reminded them of England. It was Muerren that the Kandahar Ski Club was founded in 1924; it was to lead to the famous Arlberg-Kandahar competition, which is now regarded as the unofficial world championship of the Alpine countries.


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