Mürren really has everything you could want for Christmas – snow lined pedestrian streets, gorgeous mountain scenery, charming alpine huts, tasteful decorations… it’s like the place was designed for the perfect Christmas holiday! Staying here you’ll feel like you’ve escaped to another world, and there’s something quite magical about the fact that you have to take the old-fashioned cog-railway up the mountain to get here.
We particularly love the village tradition of turning the local shops and houses into an advent calendar. The participating locals decorate one of their windows so that it looks like a calendar window for one of the days in December. When their day comes around the locals open their doors to everyone, residents and guests alike, and offer a glass of glühwein and Christmas biscuits. Then after the 24th there is a guided walk through town which visits all 24 windows – a really lovely way to meet some local mountain folk. Usually you can also take part in another Christmas walk on December 23rd or 24th to a large pine tree above the village where there is a Christmas story reading and carol singing. Visitors drink a glass of glühwein (they love their glühwein here), light a candle and admire the village in the snow from above.
If a festive mountain holiday sounds like your cup of cinnamon tea, and really how can it not be, then have a look through our accommodation suggestions below. You might prefer to speak to us directly about what’s on offer, in which case give us a ring, and we can help you get your holiday sorted in no time. We have a brilliant selection of hotels in the area, and you can save a bundle with our offers and promotions. Our package holidays are also brilliant value for money as they include flights and transfers as well as accommodation, and you can also add optional extras such as ski hire, passes and lessons (often it’s more expensive if you organise these in resort, especially ski hire). To find more options just use the search bar below or ask us!
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