Grütschalp to Mürren│Train. Following on from yesterday’s Switzerland blog post – Lauterbrunnen Cable Car – today we show you our train journey from Grütschalp to Mürren. All tickets for this journey were bought at the cable car station in Lauterbrunnen. Besides the spectacular views on the way up, we were very excited to get to Mürren. This is a traditional Walser mountain village, at an elevation of 1,650 m above sea level and unreachable by public road.
Grütschalp is a railway station on the Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen-Mürren. It consists of a hybrid cable car and rail link that connects the villages of Lauterbrunnen and Mürren in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland. Grütschalp is the point of interchange between the cable car from Lauterbrunnen and the high-level railway from Mürren. In the past, there was a funicular going up to this point. When the funicular was damaged by landslides, it was replaced by the cable car.
We didn’t get off at Winteregg, but it is easily accessible on foot from Grütschalp or Mürren in half an hour on the panoramic trail. We saw some hikers along this trail, but since we had Eli in his stroller, we decided that the train would be best. Winteregg with its famous mountain restaurant is located between Lauterbrunnen-Mürren and the hiking trail high above the “Valley of Waterfalls”. Visitors board the cable car in Lauterbrunnen and ride to Grütschalp, then take the “Panorama Train” to arrive at Winteregg or travel further to car-free Mürren, the highest resort in the Bernese Oberland.
The train that we are on in the pictures below runs between Grütschalp, Winteregg and Mürren.
Above, the Mürren station.
Every single passenger on the train had their eyes glued on the breathtaking views, over the snowcapped mountains and the green valleys down below.
Up next: The traditional mountain village of Mürren.