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The Niederhorn – the mountain with the 360° panorama

Secure your ringside seat with a view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau

At 1950 m above sea level, the Niederhorn offers a breathtaking panorama of the surrounding mountains and the deep blue waters of Lake Thun. Escape your everyday life and secure your ringside seat far above the cloud line. Experience action on a scooter bike descent into the valley or one of the many different hikes through the impressive natural landscape.

Full steam ahead on the Niederhorn Railway

The glass-sided funicular railway conveys you in comfort from Beatenbucht to the sun terrace at Beatenberg in only ten minutes. After a short stopover, you continue your journey on the modern cable car up to the summit of the Niederhorn. The ascent is both magical and imposing, because the journey time of just under 20 minutes gives you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the surrounding mountains and lakes. You get to see the majestic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau from the best possible angle – the perfect backdrop for a souvenir photo of your mountain trip.

A deluxe panorama for your perfect souvenir photo

On a clear day, a 360° panorama awaits you on the Niederhorn at 1950 m above sea level. The imposing view down into the Justistal and the spectacular steep abyss with its razor-sharp cliff edges is enough to give you goose bumps. The panorama from the summit is equally impressive: let your gaze wander over the Aare valley to the world-famous mighty snow-capped peaks of the Bernese Oberland giants and even as far as the Jura.

Unforgettable experiences for young and old alike

Beatenberg’s nearest mountain offers an experience of nature that will gladden the heart as well as opportunities for sport, action and adventure: Extensive ridge walks, over 120 km of hiking trails, guided wildlife observation tours, alpine orienteering or a fast-paced descent on a scooter bike. Which of the summer activities takes your fancy?

Für welche Sommeraktivität schlägt dein Herz?

Die Familie macht eine kurze Pause mit fantastischem Panorama-Blick

Ridge walks and panorama trails

Lace up your hiking boots and put on your backpack. The Niederhorn offers a 120 km network of beautiful hiking and mountain trails. For example, there’s a popular hike along an impressive ridge to the Gemmenalphorn. Roam through the majestic natural scenery and enjoy the ever-changing alpine panorama with its perennially snow-capped peaks and the shimmering waters of Lake Thun. Depending on the weather, the world-famous Three Peaks (Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau) can seem as if they’re within touching distance.

Der Steinbock blickt über das Justistal

Guided wildlife observation tour on the Niederhorn

Are you an early riser? It’s worth setting off early for a hike – if you’re lucky, you might encounter meet marmots, chamois or even ibex along the way. The mountain belongs to the wild animals in the early hours of the morning. You can book a wildlife watching tour from July to September. Every Thursday morning, wildlife experts with local knowledge take you to see herds of Alpine ibex and offer interesting facts about fauna and flora. More about the guided wildlife observation tour on the Niederhorn

Die Familie geniesst die Aussicht bei einer Trotti-Bike Fahrt am Niederhorn

Action and fun on a scooter bike

In the summer months, the Niederhorn offers you the opportunity to enjoy action and fun on a scooter bike ride. Scooter bikes and helmets can be hired at the midway station at Vorsass. Choose between the two varied routes and enjoy speeding down the mountain to Beatenberg. On the way you’ll discover beautiful barbecue and picnic areas where you take a break. More about Niederhorn scooter bikes

Familie unterwegs auf einem Wanderweg am Niederhorn mit Blick auf den Thunersee

Alpine orienteering amid nature's beauty

Alpine orienteering is an experience for the whole family. Locate the orienteering signs and test your orientation skills between the Niederhorn and Vorsass. A choice of paths ensures orienteering fun for all age groups. Complete the course and reach the finish line with your friends or family.

Culinary delights and hospitality on the mountain

Ein leckeres Fondue im Berghaus Niederhorn

Round off your excursion with a visit to the mountain inn on the Niederhorn or at the midway station at Vorsass. Delicious food, atmospheric surroundings and enthusiastic hosts await you at both locations. Enjoy a lavish panoramic breakfast in the Berghaus Niederhorn with a view over the Bernese Alps. From July to September you can even ascend the Niederhorn in the evening and indulge in culinary delights at the alpine buffet while admiring the spectacular sunset. Have you always wanted to spend the night at 1950 m above sea level? It’s something you can experience at the Berghaus Niederhorn. Hear how everything turns silent as darkness falls and watch the twinkling stars. When you wake up next morning, you will be greeted by the magical tranquillity of nature. To ensure a perfect day of hiking, the Berghaus will be happy to prepare a lavish picnic basket for you if booked in advance.

Your highlights at a glance

  • 360° panorama and views of the Justistal

  • 120 km of hiking and mountain trails with lovely barbecue areas and picnic sites

  • Guided wildlife observation tours with the gamekeeper from July to September

  • Fast-paced routes for scooter bike descents

  • Evening trips with an alpine buffet from July to September

  • Spend the night at 1950 m above sea level

  • A picnic basket can be booked in advance from Berghaus Niederhorn

To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way, please note

  • Operating hours are seasonal

  • Check times of the last descent

  • Various ways to reach us from Interlaken

  • Good footwear is required for hiking and scooter-bike rides

Personal tip

“Interlaken lay under a thick blanket of fog when I set out on my trip from Interlaken West. What awaited me at 1950 m above sea level was unbelievable; sunshine and a wonderful view over an endless sea of fog. The mountain peaks were defined against the white clouds like the jagged chocolate peaks of a Toblerone bar.”

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