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Murren, Switzerland - An Alpine Town

About two thirds of the way up the Schilthorn is the small alpine town of Murren.

View of the alpine town of Murren from the gondola (cable car) that took up up the Schilthorn. The gondola stops at Murren and then you can take another gondola the rest of the way up to the top of the mountain.

The pictures ENLARGE if you click on them. Catherine at the Murren gondola stop. By the way, that is the mountain Jungfrau in the background.

We took the opportunity at the gondola stop to walk around Murren.

There is one street in Murren (along with some small alleys) and it is lined with houses, shops, hotels, and restaurants.

Murren is a mountain town in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. From Murren you can view the mountains Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau. A series of four cable cars, known as the Luftseilbahn Stechelberg-Mürren-Schilthorn (LSMS), provides transportation from Murren downhill to Gimmelwald and Stechelberg, and uphill to the summit of the Schilthorn and the revolving restaurant Piz Gloria. This was the principal filming location for the James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

The pictures ENLARGE if you click on them.

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Blogger GMG said...

Don't know your views, but I think the Bernese Oberland is the most beautiful part of Switzerland; even more beautiful than St. Moritz/Davos or the Ticino...

May 06, 2007 3:39 AM  

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