Grand Tour of Switzerland: Niederhorn photo spot


Point of view

Discover the photo spot on the Niederhorn overlooking Lake Thun

The Niederhorn towers over Lake Thun at an elevation of 1,950 metres above sea level. From the summit, you can savour a panorama of Alpine peaks encompassing the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. It is a 10-minute walk from the Niederhorn summit station to this unique Grand Tour of Switzerland photo spot, which also marks the start of a breathtaking ridge trail.

The peerless location of the Niederhorn promises a stunning panoramic view towards the Central Plateau, with the towns of Thun and Bern visible across the Bernese Alps.

Your highlights at a glance

  • The Grand Tour of Switzerland is a 1,600 km tourist circuit spanning the country
  • Discover scores of attractions along the way
  • Take a souvenir snap at the Niederhorn photo spot
  • Enjoy the spectacle of the ice-crested giants of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way

  • Download the Grand Tour of Switzerland app (iOS/Android)
  • The whole of the route is generally open to cars and motorcycles
  • Parking is available at the Beatenbucht and Beatenberg stations
  • The walk from the summit station to the photo spot takes around 5 minutes
  • Note the seasonal opening times of the Niederhorn Cable Car




Observe the operating times of the mountain railways

Our recommendations

Niederhorn Gondola Cable Car
mountain railways


Niederhornbahnen AG

Schmockenstrasse 253
3803 Beatenberg

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