Viewing points

Mt. Niesen: the “Swiss pyramid”

Mt. Niesen (2,362 m high) is one of the best-known summits of the Bernese Oberland – not least because of its unique pyramid-like shape and fantastic location high above Lake Thun.

The funicular railway brings you to the top of the mountain, from where the very short, easily followed path can be followed to the viewing platform. And once you’re there, what else is there to do but stand back and soak up the 360-degree panoramic view? Gaze over the Bernese Alps, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and across the plain of the Bernese Mittelland towards the Jura Mountains.

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Niesenbahn funicular operating times

Available daily from 18 April to 15 November 2020.

Subject to change without prior notice.


Mülenen–Niesen Kulm return

  • CHF 59.00 Adults
  • CHF 29.50 Adults with Half-Fare Card
  • CHF 29.50 Adults with GA Card
  • CHF 29.50 Children (6–15.99 years)
  • Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration.

hiking ticket*

  • CHF 48.00 Adults
  • CHF 24.00 Adults with Half-Fare Card
  • CHF 24.00 Adults with GA Card
  • CHF 24.00 Children (6–15.99 years)

    *Ride 3 stations by funicular, walk 1 station on foot

    Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration.


Food & drink

The Berghaus Niesen Kulm, with its glass pavilion and sun terrace, is the perfect spot for spending time relaxing and enjoying the fine food, all based on a varied range of high-quality local products.

You can find the current offer directly on the Niesen website.

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