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Niesen – The mountain of culture and cuisine

At the Berghaus Niesen Kulm, you can enjoy culinary and cultural highlights at 2,362 metres above sea level.

Those who like things cosy, culinary and captivating should visit the atmospheric Berghaus Niesen Kulm with its unique glass pavilion and large sun terrace. The appealing selection on offer ranges from a delicious breakfast buffet to a little aperitif, through to a romantic dinner under the full moon, a live concert, or a literary evening. And all this is combined with a magnificent view of Lake Thun and the surrounding mountains.

You can travel comfortably by train to the valley station of the Niesenbahn, where you can take the historic cable car to the summit. Are you travelling with children? Then choose a “storytelling trip” (Gschichtefahrt) for your ascent.

Benefit now

Benefit from the following when you purchase outward and return travel by public transport at the same time:

  • 10% reduction on the mountain and valley trip from Mülenen to Niesen Kulm

From 1 June you can purchase tickets.

Culinary offering

Berghaus Niesen Kulm

Enjoy relaxed hours on the expansive terrace of the Berghaus Niesen Kulm, taking in the magnificent view over a cool drink or a delicious meal. The offer is varied and ranges from a cosy brunch buffet to an unforgettable candlelit dinner under the full moon.

Niesen brunch

Enjoy a lavish breakfast buffet with primarily local produce and unlimited exclusive Niesen coffee. You can find more information and booking option here.

23 Apr – 13 Nov 2022
Daily, 08.30–11.00 hours  

Prices for the Niesen brunch including cable car

  • CHF 72.00 Adults
  • CHF 62.00 With Half Fare/GA Travelcard
  • CHF 33.00 Children aged 6–16 years


Enjoy the beautiful view on the sun terrace or in the pavilion over an aperitif, for example with Niesen beer, mountain cheese and house sausage. From 11.30 a.m. the Berghaus serves up fine delicacies for appetites large and small. The menu is varied and offers something for every taste, from Bärghuus soup to entrecôte with herb butter and all kinds of sweet treats.

You can find more information here.


Culinary evening trips

See out the day with a delicious meal on the Niesen. A varied selection of culinary evening trips is available to choose from, with something for every taste.

The buffet opens at 6.30 p.m. on the scheduled buffet days. The final trip up the mountain is at 7.30 p.m. and the last trip down to the valley is at 10.55 p.m. You can find more information here.

Unlimited «Niesen buffet» à discrétion

Every Wednesday, 5 July to 25 October 2023 (in October: game buffet)

  • Lavish salad buffet
  • Parsnip soup with caramelised onions and apples
  • Whole fried pork loin fillet
  • Grandmother’s meatloaf
  • Chicken breast stuffed with cream cheese and apricots
  • Lentil curry or mushroom risotto (in the autumn)
  • Noodles
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Seasonal vegetables

«Ächt Schwyzerisch» (unlimited)

Every Friday, 5 May to 10 November 2023 (except 9 June and 11 August, in October: game buffet)
Monthly changing themed buffets based on Swiss cuisine

  • May: Bern & Seeland
  • June: Eastern Switzerland
  • July: Central Switzerland
  • August: Ticino
  • September. Vaud
  • October: Grisons (game buffet)
  • November: Valais

All information on the monthly offers

«Fondue Rustique» (meat fondue, unlimited)

Every Saturday, 6 May to 11 November 2023

  • Lavish salad buffet
  • Beef, pork and chicken cut into cubes
  • Five homemade sauces ranging from fruity to spicy
  • Butter rice and crispy French fries, vegetarian
  • Veggie corner with Frutigtal tofu and seasonal vegetables

Prices for unlimited buffet including cable car

  • CHF 79.00 Adults
  • CHF 46.00 Children aged 6–16 years

In October the “Niesen buffet” and «Ächt Schwyzerisch» switch to a game buffet. This is CHF 10.00 more expensive than the regular buffet.

Full moon dinner

Enjoy a five-course surprise menu of seasonal and primarily regional produce. Depending on the season, by candlelight or sunlight and by moonlight too, of course, in clear weather. Dinner is served from 6.30 p.m., the final trip up the mountain is at 7.30 p.m. and the last trip down to the valley is at 10.55 p.m. You can find more information here.

Dates for 2023

  • 04.05.2023
  • 01.06.2023
  • 02. / 30. / 31.07.2023
  • 30. / 31.08.2023
  • 28. / 29.09.2023
  • 29. / 30.10.2023 

Prices for five-course menu including cable car

  • CHF 103.00 Adults
  • CHF 62.50 Children aged 6–16 years

Cultural program 2023

Events at 2,334 metres above sea level

In summer a varied cultural program awaits you on the Niesen. Treat yourself to a concert, a lecture or a reading at this exclusive location in combination with a dinner at the Berghaus Niesen Kulm.


25.05.2023 Reading with Lukas Bärfuss Tickets
22.06.2023 Sibling duet Occhini with Trio Schamparfätzig Tickets
12.08.2023 6th Seaside Session open-air concerts  Tickets
24.08.2023 Saxophone quartet of military music Tickets
14.09.2023 Red Bull X-Alps Review Tickets
21.09.2023 Lois Hechenblaikner (photographer) Tickets
05.10.2023 Mattiu in trio Tickets
19.10.2023 Talent stage "Niesenlicht Tickets


Departures to the mountain: 17.00 / 17.30 / 18.00 hours
Dinner: 18.30 to 20.00 hours
Concert: approx. 20.15 to 22.00 hours
Departures to the valley: Times will be displayed on site

Preise inkl. Bahnfahrt, Konzert, 3-Gang-Menü

  • CHF 109.00 without accommodation
  • CHF 217.00 with accommodation in a DBL & Niesen-Brunch
  • CHF 242.00 with accommodation in a SGL & Niesen-Brunch

Seaside Sessions on the Niesen

The fifth edition of the Seaside Sessions on the Niesen will take place from 10 to 12 August. An exciting program awaits you on the Niesen. 

 10.08.2023  Carrousel + Child (Seaside Sessions) Tickets
 11.08.2023  Open Season + Opération Zéro (Seaside Sessions) Tickets
 12.08.2023  The Souls + The Two Romans (Seaside Sessions) Tickets


Departures to the mountain: 5.00 / 5.30 / 6.00 hours
Dinner: 6.00–7.45 hours
Concert: 7.00–9.35 hours
Departures to the valley: Times will be displayed on site


  • CHF 105.00 Funicular, dinner and concert
  • CHF 60.00 Cable car and concert

Niesen storytelling trips

Listen to exciting stories and learn interesting background information on your visit to Niesen.

Niesen fox, for children over the age of 5

Heidi Isler and Susanne Wäfler tell children the exciting story of the Niesen fox, the magical millstone and fox cubs Fay and Finn. Afterwards they can enjoy a snack at the summit.

Dates for 2023

  • Wed, 07.06.2023 – Fox cubs Fay and Finn
  • Wed, 12.07.2023 – Niesen fox
  • Wed, 06.09.2023 – Magical millstone
  • Wed, 11.10.2023 – Fox cubs Fay and Finn

Further information on the Niesen fox storytelling trip

Niesen crime thriller

An exciting crime thriller on Niesen, written by crime novelist Esther Pauchard from Thun. 

Dates for 2023

  • Wed, 28.06.2023
  • Wed, 23.08.2023
  • Wed, 25.10.2023

Further information on the Niesen crime thriller storytelling trip

Climate and sustainability trip

Urs Wohler, Managing Director of Niesenbahn AG, explains how three-dimensional sustainability is realized, what future sustainability projects are being planned, and why Niesenbahn is committed to this area.

Dates for 2023

  • Thu, 08.06.2023
  • Tue, 12.09.2023
  • Thu, 26.10.2023

Further information on the climate and sustainability trip

Families and children

Niesen is an attractive destination for family excursions.

Niesendörfli playground

In the Niesendörfli, a rustic playground made of wood, little ones can romp and play to their hearts’ desire while adults enjoy the magnificent view of the Eiger, Mönch and the Jungfrau. The Niesendorf village also plays an important role in the children’s stories about the Niesen, the tame fox and the magic millstone.

Mühlistein storytelling trip (German)

A special offer for children aged 5 to 8 with thrilling tales of the Niesen fox, a shared snack and fun and games in the Niesendörfli playground.

Niesen fox storybook (German)

The story of the Niesen fox who lights the Niesen light is popular with children. The book is available in the newsagents (on the mountain and at the valley station).

Family offers at the Berghaus Niesen Kulm

For hungry families, the Berghaus serves alpine-style macaroni cheese or chicken wings with French fries in a large bowl so you can help yourself.

Niesenbahn cable car operating times Today (Wednesday) open

Daily, 29.04.–12.11.2023

 Departures up the mountain, every 30 mins. First departure Final departure
 Mülenen dp 08.00 17.00
 Niesen Kulm ar 08.30 17.30 
 Departures down to the valley, every 30 mins. First departure  Final departure
 Niesen Kulm dp 08.15 17.45
 Mülenen ar 08.45 18.15 

Evening trips, every Wed 5 July – 25 Oct 2023, Fri 5 May – 10 Nov 2023 and Sat 6 May – 11 Nov 2023

 Departures up the mountain, every 30 mins. First departure Final departure
 Mülenen dp 17.30 19.30
 Niesen Kulm ar 18.00 20.00 
 Departures down to the valley, every 30 mins. First departure Final departure
 Niesen Kulm dp 18.15 22.55
 Mülenen ar 18.45 23.25 

Sunrise trips

On selected sunny days, the Niesenbahn cable car offers exclusive sunrise trips.
The dates and times are announced shortly before the trip on the Niesenbahn website.


Subject to alterations

How to get there

Travel in comfort by train to Mülenen. From Mülenen train station, it is just 200 m on foot to the valley station of the Niesenbahn. The Niesenbahn will then take you up the Niesen in 30 minutes.

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