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Via Ferrata Mürren

Via Ferrata, fixed rope route

Mürren - Gimmelwald

The ultimate adrenalin rush

Marching along the steep rock face secured by a rope is the ultimate adrenaline kick. The special thing: The via ferrata leads down from Mürren to Gimmelwald, not up. The spectacular view of the Bernese four-thousand-metre peaks is included free of charge. High above the Lauterbrunnen Valley on the Mürren viewing terrace, the via ferrata begins, leading over a steep cliff.
The climb takes about 2.5 to 3 hours. The degree of difficulty is for beginners (K3).

Opening hours

The via ferrata is only open in summer from 1st of June to 31st of  October from 9 am to 6 pm every day.
In order to protect the wildlife, the via ferrata may not be used in the other months.

Guided tours

The via ferrata can be done without a guide and free of charge.

Guided tours are offered twice a day (09.10 am 2.10 pm. Duration: 3-4h) by GrwindelwaldSports.
4-8 participants, CHF 135 per person. Individual bookings are also possible.
Book online or call: +41 33 854 12 80


Required material:
- Climbing harness
- Via ferrata set (two carabiners incl. fall protection)
- Helmet
- Good footwear
- Gloves (even on warm days the metal can be cold and rough)
- Snacks

All equipment except the food can be rented from Stäger Sport. The shop is located above the entrance to the via ferrata. Website, location
We recommend you to reserve the equipment in advance.

As the fall protection devices are only effective with a certain weight, we recommend a body weight of between 40 and 120 kg for all those who get on the via ferrata.  A minimum size of 145 cm is required.


The 2.2 km long footbridge consists of various steel elements that were fixed to the rock and other surfaces.
Through the attached steel rope, you can secure yourself on the route with the carabiners of the via ferrata set.
You walk along footpaths, metal steps, ladders and bridges stretched across the abyss.
If you want to use the Tyrolienne, you have to book a guided tour.

Clean-up and securing work is carried out shortly before the opening.


The entrance of the via ferrata is located below the Sportchalet, at the lower right part of the tennis court.
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The via ferrata ends in Gimmelwald, below the cable car station.
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The path may only be taken in one direction: Mürren - Gimmelwald.

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The via ferrata starts high above the Lauterbrunnen Valley in the lovely village of Mürren (1,800m) and from there it leads steeply downwards. As a rule, via ferratas lead upwards but in contrast, the route leads from Mürren almost directly down in the direction of Gimmelwald. The via ferrata usually takes about three hours and covers 2.2 km with a difference in altitude of 400m. The words "via ferrata" come from the Italian language and mean way of iron or iron way and signify a sort of intermediate stage between normal mountain hiking and free climbing.

The via ferrata Mürren - Gimmelwald is passable from 1 June to 31 October caused of wildlife provisions. The maintenance works will happen just before.

Book your guided tour here.

Further information on the official via Ferrata website

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