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Pension Sonnenberg
San Mateo, California
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Reviewed February 8, 2008

Bah! worst snow ever this winter (06-07)...

I'm a solo traveller and i wanted to go skiing in der Schweiz in February. It was a very busy time because most of the French schoolchildren have these two weeks off...

Thankfully I stayed in Murren which has the highest altitude in all of the Bernese Oberland. In the 2006-2007 there was NO SNOW, so...

The only skiing was at the top of the Birg/Schilthorn lift. It was pretty crowded because the only way to the top is a cable car.

I stayed at the "Pension Sonnenberg"...Don't subject yourself to this residence unless you are with a large group or don't mind tons of noise/drunk businessmen/families with small children/spending tons of time hiking there if you don't have skis or a sled...

Even getting here is a problem as you have to take the cable car from Lauterbunnen to Grutschalp and then a train to Murren that goes through Winteregg. Then you have to walk to the "Allmenhubel" cable car out of Murren and walk about 15 minutes (downhill) to get to Sonnenberg...It costs 7Sfr to get up unless you have a ski pass.

Right, so according to the locals I talked to in the Murren rental shops and bars...If you're a backpacker, STAY IN GRINDELWALD in the summer. Apparently it's totally sweet and cheap. As with most hostels there'll be tons of Aussies.

For the Sonnenberg, you WILL have to hike yourself in and out unless you are a group then they can arrange transport for your stuff...

Bon chance...I passed the bluest river i have ever seen on my way up to Murren.

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Property: Pension Sonnenberg
Address: Im Blumenthal, Murren 3825, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Murren
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Murren
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cozy hotel in the Blumental valley up in the mountains. 30 minutes by foot from Murren or from the Allmendhubelstation. 1 family room, 3 double rooms, 2x20 dormitories. ... more   less 
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