For visitors, the only way to reach this town is by train from Grutschalp, or via cable car out of Stechelberg. The cable car stops at Mürren, which is at 1850m. Beyond Mürren, the gondola continues to the ski area above, the next stop is Bing at 2677 m., and all the way to the top is Schilthorn at 3000m. Schilthorn is the headquarters of the evil scientists (played by Telly Savalas) and his “angels of death” in the in the 1969 – 007 movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” — more on that later.
Historic Mürren, which dates from 1384 is filled with charming, aged structures. One of the things I love the most about the chalets in Mürren and this region is the use of natural and lightly stained wood on the sides of the buildings, allowing the natural grain of the wood to be seen.
Beyond the accent of the colors, the abuse these shutters suffer during the long, cold winters is more than apparent. I love the weathered charm.