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Tanzbödeli Loop (6h30)

The round tour to Tanzbödeli requires a good physical condition, but you will be rewarded with a fantastic view into the Lauterbrunnen valley.

Mürren Tourismus
CH - 3825 Mürren
+41 33 856 86 86

The first section to Gimmelwald provides a comfortable start. Once there, we descend into the Sefinental valley and finally up again through the “Busenwald” on the other side of the valley. The ascent is around 700 metres in altitude. The vantage point "Tanzboden" can be reached by a small detour. From there you have a breathtaking view of the whole Lauterbrunnen valley. Of course, one should take the opportunity to have a little dance on one of the most beautiful dance floors (Tanzboden). Now the route continues to the Hotel Obersteinberg, which is also known under the name "Kerzenhotel". The way now leads down, past the Hotel Tschingelhorn, in the direction of Stechelberg. However, the path branches off a little earlier to Gimmelwald. Naturally, it is also possible to take the gondola from Stechelberg to Mürren.

6 hours, 37 minutes
1449 vm
1450 vm
Starting Point
Mürren village (1659 m ü. M.)
Ending Point
Mürren village (1650 m ü. M.)
Top public transport friendly Scenic Insider Tip Loop With refreshment stops


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Author Tips

Mountain Hotel Obersteinberg is open from June to September and also offers overnight accommodation.

Mountain Guesthouse Tschingelhorn is already open from mid-May to October and also offers accommodation in rooms and dormitories.


Safety Guidelines

  • Good mountaineering boots are essential

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Starting Point

Mürren village (1659 m ü. M.)

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.558105 N 7.891387 E

Ending Point

Mürren village (1650 m ü. M.)

Step by Step Directions

Mürren – Gimmelwald – Tanzboden – Obersteinberg - Hotel Tschingelhorn – Gimmelwald - Mürren

Getting There

Public transport

Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.

The cable car takes visitors up to the Grütschalp. Continue on from here by train to Mürren with the Lauterbrunnen-Mürren mountain railway (BLM).

Another alternative is the Stechelberg – Gimmelwald – Mürren aerial cableway.

Getting there

There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.


Lauterbrunnen car park or uncovered parking lots next to the church of Lauterbrunnen or at the Schilthorn cableway station in Stechelberg. A space at the Lauterbrunnen car park can be reserved online.


Mürren Tourismus
CH - 3825 Mürren
+41 33 856 86 86

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