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Murren in late June/early July?

Hey guys thanks for the help on the couple posts so far. Trying to lock in a Switzerland trip next year. Looking to spend about a week in murren and seeing the other side of the valley. Looking at the normal activities of hiking, paragliding etc. I think the end of June looks like a good time? Like everyone else trying to find a time when weather is good and crowds aren’t terrible. Late August/early September seems to be my next choice. Although I like the color green and it looks like June may be a little more lush haha thank you

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Our experience with late June-July 1, the one time we did that, was that weather was still a bit unsettled, compared to our visits in August and September. But the wildflowers were blooming, which was a big plus for me.

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Thanks for the input. Thinking maybe early July instead

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I went early June in 2022 had lucked out with great weather. I went Sept. 2021 and also had great weather. I’m headed back this June and the weather is looking a little more unsettled this year.

June has more wildflowers; Sept. has more cows at the higher elevations. I found June to be less crowded, but my trips were after the Covid lockdown so not an accurate picture. I’m expecting this June to be more crowded. And I imagine July is even more crowded. But the nice thing about the mountains is that the trains and cable cars might be crowded, but then everyone sort of spreads out.

Good luck deciding!! I don’t think you can go wrong with either time.

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June was fantastic when we went. There was still snow at the very top of the Schiltornbahn, preventing some hikes, but even from Birg just one stop down, the terrain was fully clear and open to hiking without a jacket. Down in Murren, it was beautiful.

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July can be HOT, yes even in the higher elevations of Switzerland, and AC is not usual.
I used to travel May/June.
Climate warming now has me traveling in April/May!

Just be sure to check your desired mountain lift openings for availability.

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We were in Murren and Lauterbrunnen last June, and the weather was perfect! Nights are chilly, and on the mountains you definitely need a jacket even during the day. We stayed in Lauterbrunnen 4 nights and 1 night in Murren because it seemed fun to stay in a little village on top of a mountain. Murren is very small so if you spend a week there you will be taking the cable car a lot! If it were me, I would stay in Lauterbrunnen and then go to Murren for a couple of days. Schilthorn was a great experience. Try to eat in the revolving restaurant if you can. There are also some great hikes there as well. And all the little houses had beautiful gardens. Lauterbrunnen Valley is breathtaking and a great base to travel into the smaller villages. Honestly all of Switzerland is so beautiful, it doesn't look real, even when you are standing in it. Have a fantastic trip!

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Thank you all for the input! Doesn’t look like I can go wrong. I change my mind every time I think about it hah!

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It is impossible to “game” the weather. We go every year in mid-Sept for 3 or 4 weeks. In 2022, we had 10 days of rain or chilly with showers and clouds preventing high elevation hiking. (We still had a marvelous time and found many low-elevation walks and did some “joy-riding” on lifts.) in 2023, it was unseasonably warm and we had to buy short-sleeved summer hiking shirts as almost every day was over 70. You go when you can, plan for the best, have back-up plans, and know it will be fabulous anyway!