Murren - Gimmelwald Hike

Experience the Beauty of Murren Switzerland: The Murren-Gimmelwald Hiking Trail

Good morning, fellow explorers! Imagine waking up in Murren Switzerland, where the sky is a perfect shade of blue, and the Swiss Alps beckon for a day of adventure. Today, we’re setting off on a journey that promises to be as refreshing as it is awe-inspiring: the Murren-Gimmelwald hiking trail. Story by SwissASAP Staff: Pichayanee K.

How to Get to Murren and Schilthorn

To start your journey, you’ll first need to get to Murren. From Interlaken, take a train to Lauterbrunnen. Once you arrive in Lauterbrunnen, you’ll switch to a cable car that will take you up to Grütschalp. From Grütschalp, a scenic train ride will bring you to Murren. The entire journey from Interlaken to Murren takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

If you’re planning to visit Schilthorn first, you can take a cable car from Murren to Schilthorn. The ride takes about 30 minutes and offers stunning views of the surrounding Alps. Remember, with a Swiss Travel Pass from, you can get a 50% discount on the cable car ride to Schilthorn.

After your visit to Schilthorn, you’ll take the same cable car back to Murren to start your hike to Gimmelwald.

The Starting Point: Murren Switzerland

Our adventure begins in Murren, a picturesque village that seems like it’s been lifted straight out of a storybook. If you’re planning to visit Schilthorn before embarking on the trail, remember that a Swiss Travel Pass from can get you a 50% discount on the cable car ride.

People strolling through the picturesque streets of Murren Switzerland.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the charming streets of Murren Switzerland.
A scenic corner showcasing the natural beauty of Murren Switzerland.
Discover one of the many pretty corners that make Murren Switzerland a must-visit destination.

The Trail: Murren to Gimmelwald

As we step onto the Murren-Gimmelwald trail, it’s easy to see why this is a favorite among hikers of all ages. The path is gentle, the views are stunning, and the atmosphere is nothing short of magical. This is a 3-kilometer trail that you’ll want to take your time with, soaking in the beauty of the Bernese Oberland.

A typical mountain view of Switzerland featuring sheep on the Murren-Gimmelwald hike.
Experience the unique beauty of Switzerland with sheep grazing along the Murren-Gimmelwald trail.
Murren-Gimmelwald Breathtaking view of the Swiss Alps in the Bernese Oberland during a stroll from Murren to Gimmelwald.
Marvel at the stunning Swiss Alps as you stroll between Murren and Gimmelwald in the Bernese Oberland.

The Hidden Gem: Gimmelwald

As we descend towards Gimmelwald, the landscape opens up to reveal panoramic views that will take your breath away. Gimmelwald is a smaller, equally charming village where time seems to stand still. It’s the perfect place to rest and take in the scenery before heading back.

Scenic view of the charming village of Gimmelwald.
Discover the tranquil beauty of Gimmelwald, a hidden gem in the Swiss Alps.
A vibrant carpet of alpine flowers in Gimmelwald.
Experience the natural splendor of Gimmelwald with its stunning carpet of alpine flowers.

The Return Journey: Gimmelwald to Lauterbrunnen

Once you’ve had your fill of Gimmelwald’s beauty, you can take a cable car back to Lauterbrunnen and then a train to Interlaken, completing your Swiss Alpine adventure.

A scenic section of the Murren-Gimmelwald hiking trail that's so enjoyable you could walk it for 10 km.
The Murren-Gimmelwald trail offers an easy and leisurely hike, captivating enough to make every step enjoyable without measuring the distance.
The picturesque village of Lauterbrunnen, the endpoint of our day's walk.
Conclude your day of hiking in the serene surroundings of Lauterbrunnen.

Conclusion: Why Murren Switzerland is a Must-Visit

So there you have it, friends! The Murren-Gimmelwald trail is more than just a hike; it’s an experience that captures the essence of what makes Murren Switzerland so special. From the majestic peaks to the tranquil villages, this is a journey you’ll treasure forever.

To make your journey to Murren Switzerland and the Murren-Gimmelwald trail even more seamless, consider using a Swiss Travel Pass from Not only does it offer you a 50% discount on the cable car ride to Schilthorn, but it also provides unlimited travel by train, bus, and boat throughout Switzerland. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore Murren in the Swiss Alps and beyond. Book your Swiss Travel Pass today and embark on an adventure you’ll never forget!

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