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Traditionelles Haus in Mürren

History Murren

1257
The 'Village on the Wall' first acknowledged.

1857
Mürren’s first inn, 'Silberhorn', opened.

1870
'Grand Hotel Des Alpes' and the 'Kurhaus' were built.

1879
Mürren's 'Golden' years. Mürren was 'the' place to visit. Aristocrats, politicians, painters and scholars from all over Europe visited Mürren.

1891
Inauguration of the Lauterbrunnen – Mürren railway

1910
The Mürren Railway’s first winter season.

1910
Spelterini made the first balloon crossing of the Alps from Mürren.

1912
Opening of the Allmendhubel Funicular.

1922
Sir Arnold Lunn set the first alpine ski race behind Hotel Jungfrau.

1923
The British Ladies Ski Club was founded in Mürren.

1924
The Kandahar Ski Club was founded in Mürren by Sir Arnold Lunn.

1928
First Inferno Race (Schilthorn – Lauterbrunnen) Distance 15,8 km, altitude difference 2150 m.

1930
Switzerland’s first ski school was founded in Mürren.

1931
'The Ski Club of Great Britain' organised the first Alpine Ski World Championship in downhill and slalom racing in Mürren.

1937
Opening of the 'Schiltgrat', first ski lift in the Bernese Oberland.

1957
Switzerland’s first alpine training center opened in Mürren.

1957
Fred Dolder traversed the Alps by balloon.

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