What to get up to
Even though this is a mountain retreat, it doesn’t mean there isn’t a wealth of things to get up to against the amazing backdrop of the mountains! Here are some of the highlights;
Visit the Schilthorn Piz Gloria
The Schilthorn is the movie set of the James Bond film ‘On Her Majesties Secret Service’ and it is a stunning location for a viewing platform of the mountain range. Along with jaw dropping views, you can eat at their 360 degree revolving restaurant. There are tonnes of 007 Bond references, even in the bathrooms – it’s quite amusing.
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Walk to Winteregg
If you’d rather walk than get the train, then there is the option of a ‘Panoramaweg’ (Panoramic walk) from Mürren to Winteregg. Compared to other Alps trails the path is completely flat which makes the effort of walking minimal, meaning you can save your energy to absorb all the amazing views. You will walk alongside the train track and through the fir trees to Winteregg, a beautiful restaurant in a picturesque location. You can stop here for a drink and a bite to eat, but it’s not cheap – you’re paying for the location!
Another beautiful restaurant with panoramic views is Almendhubel. Looking like a scene straight out of the Sound of Music it has all sorts of amazing flowers and blossoms against a backdrop of the mountainside. An excellent choice to spend a lazy afternoon if you wanted to dine here.
There are two options in reaching Almendhubel;
- Get the Funicular up the hill
- Walk up or down!
It all depends on how energetic you’re feeling! It is definitely worth a visit here though, it’s so peaceful and quiet – you can just hear the tinkering of cow bells in the distance.
Walk to Gimmelwald
If you’re looking for an even quieter village which is out in the sticks, Gimmelwald is it. A picturesque farm town, in which you can’t hear a pin drop. There are restaurants to have a quick drink and a rather cool Honesty Shop to take a peak in!