Murren, Switzerland

by Sudhakar Ken McRae
(Columbia MO)

Murren mountain view

Murren mountain view

"The scenery from Grutschalp to Murren becomes continuously wilder, more astonishing. The passengers rise involuntarily from their seats and, intoxicated with wonder, seek to assimilate the undreamt-of, magnificent spectacle..."

Written in the late 1800's by a Swiss railway inventor, those words are every bit as true today. Murren is spectacular, stunning, extraordinary! All superlatives apply!

This picturesque alpine village perched on a south-facing ledge over the Lauterbrunnen Valley offers the finest views of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau peaks that dominate the Berner Oberland.
Inhabited for over 700 years, car-free and boasting a population of 350, Murren is the highest year-round inhabited village in the Berner Oberland. Filled with bakeries, cafes and folks with walking sticks, Murren offers alpine charm, pure mountain air, one of the quietest places on the planet, clearly marked walking paths through wildflower-laden meadows and Swiss cow pastures, past plunging waterfalls and views, views, views!!

Murren is listed as one of the 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, in the 2003 New York Times bestselling book of the same name written by Patricia Shultz. "Stupendous scenery and the world's most dramatically sited revolving restaurant" are the words she chose to describe this tiny mountain village location for our yoga retreat.

Our yoga retreat in Switzerland will include a daily, early morning, energizing Kripalu Yoga class specially designed to prepare our bodies for a day of walking and hiking in the Swiss Alps.

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