Climb Famous Murren Via Ferrata in the Swiss Alps, from Interlaken
Duration: Part day (6 hours) Difficulty: Easy
Why we love this tour
Climb one of the best via ferrata routes near Interlaken for incredible views and fun at 600m above the ground
- One of the best via ferratas in Switzerland
- Climb vertical cliffs
- Ascend 600m into the mountain air
- Cross an 80m long suspension bridge
- Enjoy incredible views of the 4,000m Bernese Alps
- Marvel at Switzerland's highest waterfall
- Great for beginner and intermediate levels
Switzerland houses most of the highest mountain peaks in the Alps, making it a famous destination for climbing adventures. One of the country's best via ferrata routes is located in the picturesque village of Murren, just south of Interlaken. This 2km long via ferrata provides a thrilling climb across high valleys, along steep rock walls, and past the highest waterfall in Switzerland.
This route offers a fun challenge even to those without previous via ferrata experience. If you're new to this climbing technique, all you need is an enthusiastic attitude and some physical fitness. Your guide picks you up at your accommodation in Interlaken to drive you to Murren. You receive all the necessary equipment. After a briefing from your guide, you take a 15-minute cable car high into the mountains to being your Swiss Alpine adventure.
Climb high over the Lauterbrunnen Valley using metal ladders along a rock wall. As you walk on steel cables from cliff to cliff, take in the views of the Bernese Alps in the distance, with peaks reaching over 4,000m.
Next, you come to a Nepal bridge stretching on for 80 m (260 ft). Suspended in midair, you walk at a height of 400 m (1300 ft) over the Murrenbach gorge. Witness the visually stunning Murrenbach falls, Switzerland's highest waterfall, cascading down the rocks through five different sections. The beauty of the Swiss Alps impresses more and more as you enjoy the 2km long (1.25 mi) route and reach an altitude of 600 m (1970 ft).
When the group completes the entire 3.5-4.5 hour climb, you head back to Interlaken. With high altitudes, adventurous features and gorgeous views of the Alps, this route can certainly claim its title as one of the best via ferrata climbs in Switzerland.
Need to know before you go
The trip is available from mid-June to the end of September.
Starting times are either 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
The trip may be booked for one person, but it runs with a minimum of 4 people. Large groups will be split among guides.Kids must be older than 8 years and excited for the adventure.
No previous via ferrata climbing experience is necessary, just have decent physical fitness and no fear of heights.
What to bring? Athletic clothing suited to the weather. We recommend dressing in layers as the mountains can be windy and chilly. We also recommend bringing sunglasses, a sandwich, energy bars, lots of water and wearing sunscreen.
Pickup is possible from Interlaken hotels and the Interlaken Ost and West train stations. After the activity, you will be dropped off where you were picked up.
If you would like to arrange a meeting point in Murren, the town where the route is, please let us know.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation voucher.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement. There is no reimbursement for later cancellations.
In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.
Your accommodation or Interlaken Ost and West train stations