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.

    Rates

    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)

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

    Niesen-Brunch

    • CHF 32.50 Price incl. funicular ride, child aged 6–15.99
    • CHF 61.00 Price incl. funicular ride (with Half-Fare travelcard/GA travelcard)
    • CHF 71.00 Price incl. funicular ride (without Half-Fare travelcard/GA travelcard)
    • CHF 17.00 Price excl. funicular ride, child aged 6–15.99
    • CHF 34.00 Price excl. funicular ride, adults

    Kulinarische Abendfahrten

    • CHF 75.00 Price incl. funicular ride, adults
    • CHF 44.00 Price incl. funicular ride, child aged 6–15.99

    The price includes the all-you-can-eat themed buffet (excl. drinks) and the ride with the Niesenbahn funicular.

    Children with the SBB Junior/Grandchild travelcard travel for free on the Niesenbahn funicular.

    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.

    Niesen-Brunch

    From müesli to rösti, everything is offered at the Niesen Brunch.

    6 June to 15 November 2020
    Daily from 08.30 to 11.00 hours

    General points

    • Please make an advance reservation
    • No dogs allowed in the restaurant

    For those with allergies (without prior notification)

    • Gluten-free bread and cereals
    • Lactose-free yoghurt and milk
    • Vegetarian margarine

    Culinary evening funicular rides

    All-you-can-eat “Niesen Buffet” (NEW: Game Buffet in October)

    Every Wednesday, 1 July to 11 November 2020

    • Generous salad buffet (vegetarian)
    • Soup of the season (vegetarian)
    • Boiled leg of ham in mountain thyme with potato salad
    • Chicken breast stuffed with dried meat and cheese in a sweetcorn coating
    • Beef stew flavoured with scaly hedgehog mushrooms
    • Risotto with barley, buckwheat & nuts (vegetarian)
    • Frutigtal-style tofu (vegetarian)
    • Puréed potatoes (vegetarian)
    • Spaetzle pasta (vegetarian)
    • Vegetables of the season.

    All-you-can-eat “Ächt Schwyzerisch” (authentically Swiss monthly themed buffet)

    Every Friday, 1 May to 13 November 2020 (except 5/12 June, 28 August and 2 October 2020)

    • May: Bern/Seeland
    • June: Eastern Switzerland
    • July: Central Switzerland
    • August: Ticino
    • September: Vaud
    • October: Graubünden
    • November: Valais

    All-you-can-eat “Fondue Rustique” (meat fondue)

    Every Saturday, 25 April to 14 November 2020 (except 4 July, 1/8 August, 12 September and 31 Ocotber 2020)

    • Generous salad buffet (vegetarian)
    • You get to cook prime cuts of cubed beef, pork and chicken in a spicy broth at your table
    • Home-made sauces, buttered rice and crunchy fries (vegetarian)
    • Frutigtal tofu and seasonal vegetables (vegan)

    General points

    • Dinner begins at 18.30 hours in each instance
    • Please make an advance reservation

    Timetable, evening rides

    Last ascent at 19.30 hours
    Last descent at 22.55 hours

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      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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