Discovering the Swiss Alps: Murgsee

Murgsee hiking travel 

An alpine hike with stunning lake views and waterfalls

Murgsee round trip: I think I found today one of the most beautiful day hike destinations you can discover while exploring the Swiss Alps. Murgrsee round tour takes you through the protected Swiss pine forest reserve to the three Murg lakes located in a quiet mountain valley, and then further along a stunning mountain path back to the starting point.

The round route is about 14km and it takes about 4-5 hours. During the first three hours you need to climb up from 1’100m to 1’985m, but the rest of the route is relatively easy. It is a good hiking challenge with beautiful nature and plenty of waterfalls…

Here are my best hiking photos:


The first waterfall

Murgsee walk in Switzerland
Alpine hiking with the best views

Murgrese - trekking the Alps
Me trying to climb up the hill

Murgsee walk - alpine lake
Small alpine lake on our way back

Murgsee hike - waterfalls hiking
One more waterfall next to the hiking route

Murgsee - walks in Switzerland
Swiss Alps in autumn costume

Murgsee waterfall
One more waterfall…

How to get to there?
Drive the motorway Zurich-Chur and take the Murg exit in Walensee. Then follow the signs to Murgtal. It is a very tiny road, so don’t get confused. You can leave your car to a small parking space in Merlen, where the round walk starts. Remember to take a parking ticket in the gate entrance – the parking is CHF 10,- for one day.

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See also my other favourie hikes in Switzerland

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6 thoughts on “Discovering the Swiss Alps: Murgsee

  1. What a beautiful place!

    Went to Geneva a few years ago, but didn’t see anything a patch on this. I think we should have spent less time shopping.

  2. Thank you for your very nice comments! I hope to discover similar hiking paths like this also in the future and share the pictures. Switzerland has so many scenic places.

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  4. What a beautiful post and place ! Love your pictures of this alpine area. I come from the South of Switzerland, Valais, also in an alpine area (Zermatt, Saas-Fee, Sion). Like you I enjoy this type of hiking in the high mountain pastures. Thanks for those great pictures and writing.

  5. Thank you for your lovely comment. Zermatt is my favourite destination for skiing and I would like to visit Saas-Fee too. I have seen a lot of beautiful pictures of Zermatt in autumn, so it must be wonderful for hiking!

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