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Mürren, Switzerland

Mürren is a traditional Walser mountain village in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. It is not reachable by any road and is 1,650 m above sea level. It features a view of the three mountains Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Tourism is popular through the summer. Mürren has a population of just 450, but 2,000 hotel beds.

Mürren has its own school and two churches, one Reformed and one Roman Catholic.

A series of four LSMS cable cars provides transportation from Mürren downhill to Gimmelwald and Stechelberg, and uphill to the summit of the Schilthorn and the rotating restaurant Piz Gloria. This was the principal filming location for the James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

Mürren is also connected to Lauterbrunnen by the Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen-Mürren, which consists of a narrow-gauge railway and a connecting funicular. It is also the lower terminus of the Allmendhubelbahn funicular.

Politics

Mürren belongs to the political commune of Lauterbrunnen, together with the districts of Wengen, Isenfluh, Gimmelwald, Stechelberg and Lauterbrunnen. Also, the Kirchgemeinde covers the entire valley.

External links

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