Hiking & nature

Wildlife observation on the Niederhorn

Niederhorn mountain is an important habitat for many native wild animals. The early morning is the perfect time to observe them.

Why not follow their tracks in the company of a local wildlife expert? He will lead you to the ibex colonies and explain the characteristics of these creatures, so adept at scrambling. If you’re lucky, you might also encounter chamois, marmots and golden eagles. The wildlife observation tour lasts approximately six hours including four hours of pure walking.

Mit dem öffentlichen Verkehr reisen Sie bequem an den Ausgangspunkt Ihrer Alpen-Safari.

Offer & Programme

Alpine Safari on the Niederhorn

Experience at first hand how the local wild animals wake up at sunrise and roam the alpine world in search of food. Observe chamois, ibex, marmots, sometimes rock ptarmigan or black grouse at close range.

Meeting point 06.40 from Beatenbucht,
07.00 from Beatenberg,
07.15 from Niederhorn mountain station.
Duration 6 hours 
Hiking time: 4 hours
End of the tour approx. 13.00, at the middle station Vorsass
Group size Minimum number of participants: 7 persons
Equipment Sturdy shoes,
Snack / picnic
Photo camera
Binoculars are provided

Dates & Registration

Guided tours

The approximately 6-hour guided tour takes place on Thursday mornings from July to September.

Departure from Beatenbucht: 06.40 hours
Departure from Beatenberg: 07.00 hours

Start of wildlife observation: 07.15 hours 
End of the guided tour: 13.00 hours 

Registration obligatory

Please reserve your place at least one day before the desired date. If the tour has to be cancelled due to bad weather, you will be informed by 15.00 the day before at the latest.


From Beatenbucht including guided tour

  • CHF 45.00 Adults
  • CHF 22.50 Children

From Beatenberg including guided tour

  • CHF 40.00 Adults
  • CHF 20.00 Children

Included in the price: funicular trip (Beatenbucht–Beatenberg, return) and/or cable car (Beatenberg–Neiderhorn and Vorsass–Beatenberg). Guided walk by local wildlife expert.

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


  • Why not travel to the area the night before and enjoy the quietness of the mountains. You can stay in one of the subtly renovated bedrooms at the Berghaus Niederhorn.
  • After the wildlife observation tour, you can also hire a scooter bike for the exciting descent to Beatenberg.


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

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