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  • Murren - Lauterbrunnen
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  • Murren - Lauterbrunnen
    by balhannah

Murren is known as the "Village on the Wall!" One look at it and you can see why!

The Village dates back to 1257, when it was a Walser settlement. "The Walser" are German-speaking people and are named after the Wallis (Valais.) The Walser settled the upper part of the Wallis about 1000 years ago, some in the pretty town of Murren. If you walk through the town you will still find some "Walser" buildings and people who speak the dialect.

Since 1965, the Schilthorn Aerial Cableway stops here, and with our ticket we could hop off if we wished, just make sure you leave enough time for these extra stops! The village is in a wonderful location and even better is it's a "no car" town.

This is just something of interest I read and thought I would share

"Back in 1894, there were two Horse drawn tram cars that ran from the Grand Hotel and Kurhause to the Murren mountain railway station. One was used for people, the other for goods.
The Horse drawn tramline had a gauge of only 0.50 metres and was 455 metres long was the narrowest and shortest tram service in Switzerland.
The service lasted until 1930, and in that time had carried a grand total of approx 20000 passengers."

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  • Updated May 1, 2016
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Comments (2)

  • Odiseya's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2016 at 4:10 AM

    So cute village in beautiful scenary! Very interesting ethnologic data too. I would like to hear its dialect too.

  • davidjo's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2014 at 12:35 AM

    would love to live there as long as it is not winter


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