Hiking & nature

Walks in the Niederhorn area

You can enjoy your free time on the Niederhorn in a wide variety of different ways. The funicular and cable car will bring you to the summit.

Alternatively, you can explore on foot using the more than 120 km of hiking and Alpine trails. You can therefore wander over meadows and through forests while breathing in the mountain air and enjoying the views over Lake Thun and peaks that are topped with snow all year round. Nature fans will be in their element thanks to the high moorland of national significance, the Karst limestone areas, and the protected flora, including crocuses, Alpine roses and edelweiss. What’s more, the area is also home to a variety of wild animals. And if you fancy getting up some speed, why not hire a scooter bike at the intermediate station and experience nature along the “Direttissima” or “Flanierama” routes (of 6 km and 12 km respectively)? 

Availability Today (Monday) open

The Niederhornbahn services run every day from 17 April to 7 November 2021.

From 8. November to 28. November 2021 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday

 

Subject to change without prior notice

Rates

Walker’s ticket from Beatenbucht

  • CHF 50.00 Adults
  • CHF 25.00 With Half-Fare travelcard
  • CHF 25.00 Children aged 6 to 16*
  • CHF 42.80 Special**
  • *  Junior travelcard and Children’s Co-travelcard valid, Niederhorn family discount: payment is taken only for the first child, while any other children accompanied by a parent travel for free

    ** Reduced fare with the Beatenberg, Interlaken and Jungfrau region guest cards and the PanoramaCard Thunersee

    GA travelcard: valid from Beatenbucht to Beatenberg

    Example route: Beatenbucht–Niederhorn and from Vorsass–Beatenbucht

Walker’s ticket from Beatenberg

  • CHF 38.00 Adults
  • CHF 19.00 With Half-Fare travelcard
  • CHF 19.00 Children aged 6 to 16*
  • CHF 30.40 Special**
  • *  Junior travelcard and Children’s Co-travelcard valid, Niederhorn family discount: payment is taken only for the first child, while any other children accompanied by a parent travel for free

    ** Reduced fare with the Beatenberg, Interlaken and Jungfrau region guest cards and the PanoramaCard Thunersee

    GA travelcard: Beatenberg-Niederhorn route half-price

    Example route: Beatenberg–Niederhorn and from Vorsass–Beatenberg

 

With the walker’s ticket, you can ride 3 sections and walk 1 section.

Dogs travel free of charge on the funicular and cable car and must be kept on a lead.

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

The Gratweg trail

The breath-taking panoramas, the tingling in your legs as you take a glance over the cliff to see it fall away into the Justis Valley, and the amazing views far into the distance are all unique sights just waiting to be absorbed. Opened in summer 2020, a new trail named the Gratweg will help you experience Mount Niederhorn in its full glory. Designed to provide the perfect combination of adrenaline, panoramic views and untouched nature, the trail also informs children and adults alike about the unique flora and fauna of Mount Niederhorn. Viewing platforms invite you to stand back and take in the natural beauty, unique panoramas and power of the mountains.

Scooter biking

What could be finer than riding down a mountain on a scooter bike?
At the Vorsass intermediate station, you can hire a scooter bike and zoom down into the valley. The “Rocky Run” takes you directly to your destination, while the more gentle “Happy Trail” option passes through Bodenalp, Rischeren and Waldegg, through the extended village and back to the valley station.

Notes

Berghaus Niederhorn

Why not finish your excursion to the Niederhorn with a visit to the Berghaus restaurant? The Berghaus also offers accommodation in small but perfectly formed rooms with a unique panorama over the Bernese Alps.

Tip

Combine your walk with a wildlife observation tour or a scooter bike ride.

How to get there

Travel comfortably by train to Thun or Interlaken West. Then take the STI bus (from Thun) or the PostBus (from Interlaken) to "Beatenbucht" or "Beatenberg Station".

Or by boat from Interlaken West, Thun or another landing stage across Lake Thun to "Beatenbucht".

The funicular and group orbital railroad will then take you up to the Niederhorn.

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