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.

Travel comfortably by public transport to the starting point of your alpine 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 Available on 26.07.2024

Guided tours

The approximately 6-hour guided tour takes place on Friday 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 61.00 Adults
  • CHF 46.00 Children

From Beatenberg including guided tour

  • CHF 51.00 Adults
  • CHF 39.00 Children


Included in the price:

  • Funicular trip (return) 
  • Guided walk by local wildlife expert
  • Binoculars rental

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

BLS suggestion

  • 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.
  • Combine your return journey with a boat trip on Lake Thun.

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

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