At Mürren, 1,640 m.a.s.l., the typical chalets are even more sun-kissed than the holidaymakers. This idyllic, car-free mountain village has a charm you cannot help falling in love with. Mürren is above the Lauterbrunnen valley located on a sunny terrace the village enjoys the beautiful mountain backdrop of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The visit to the Schilthorn - Piz Gloria with its 360° view shouldn't be missed.

Gimmelwald is set halfway between Stechelberg and Mürren at 1,394 m.a.s.l. The 106 inhabitants of Gimmelwald and the 410 of Mürren belong to the municipality of Lauterbrunnen.

Since Mürren and Gimmelwald are not connected to the Swiss road network, you can only reach the villages by Mürrenbahn (from Lauterbrunnen to Mürren) or by cable car (from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald and Mürren).

The Briton Arnold Lunn, father of Alpine skiing, founded in 1908 the "Alpine Ski Club" in Mürren. With the Allmendhubelbahn, the first sports railway was opened in 1912 in the Bernese Oberland. In 1928, the Inferno Race, the biggest amateur ski race in the world came to life. Founding fathers were the ski-loving Englishman of the Kandahar Ski Club. The 14.9 km route, that leads to Lauterbrunnen starts below the Schilthorn. Each year some 1,850 skiers begin this exhausting descent.