Murren is an old mountain village in Bernese Oberland, in Switzerland, and it is at an elevation of about 5,400 feet above sea level, and you cannot reach it via a public road. There is a lot of tourism in the winter and summer. The village has a great view of three big mountains: Jungfrau, Monch, and Eiger. Murren has a small population, of only about 450 people, but it has up to 2,000 hotel beds (so there is plenty of room for visitors, travelers, trekkers, and tourists).
Murren has a school and a couple of churches, one Roman Catholic and one Reformed.
There are a total of about 30 miles of ski runs with a little over a dozen ski lift. There is some off-piste skiing as well, but guiding is usually required and it should be used.
In the village there is a big sports center with a fitness room, sports hall, café, info center, other facilities, and a swimming pool. There is a big skating rink that is occasionally used for curling competitions, and there is a curling rink that is turned into a tennis court in the summer. The ice rink is changed into a miniature gold course throughout the summertime. In the summer, there are tennis courts that are close to the sports chalet.
Murren is a fun little village to go to in both the winter and summer. Tourism has been a major part of the economy, and you feel happy and satisfied knowing that your tourism dollars go toward helping a small village and an economy that is mostly based on it. Being in such a small Swiss village is great for the body and soul. It is preferable to going to some of the bigger and more populated places in Switzerland.
Murren is located in the Bern Canton, and it is in the Interlaken district, and it belongs to the political commune of Lauterbrunnen, along with the Lauterbrunnen, Stechelberg, Gimmelwald, Isenfluh, and Wengen districts. Moreover, the parish encompasses the whole valley.
Murren began as a farming village. The village has grown in size and wealth, however. Tourism has helped the village grow in wealth. Both wintertime and summertime tourism have helped the economy grow. Winter sports and tourism have been a major part of the history of Murren since 1911, when the first tourists from Britain arrived.
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