Interlaken Ost - Harder Kulm



4.09 km long
Hiking Trail
  • 02:30 h
  • 759 m
  • 4 m
  • 566 m
  • 1,322 m
  • 756 m
  • 4.09 km
  • start: Interlaken Ost, railway station
  • destination: Panorama Restaurant Harder Kulm

The trail leads from Interlaken Ost railway station along the River Aare to the valley station of the Harder Railway and in many, sometimes very steep, turns through the Bleiki forest to the Falkenfluh - a lookout point located above the Hardermannli rock face. The rock below the railings is practically perpendicular; Interlaken can be seen in a bird's eye view over the magnificent summits of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The well-developed mountain trail then continues in a pleasant climb over wide Alpine meadows, with a view of Lake Thun and the pyramid-shape of the Niesen. Past the bustle on the terrace of the Harder Kulm mountain restaurant, the wide panorama trail leads to Harderbahn summit station.


Best season

depending on the weather


Interlaken Ost - Bleikiwald - Hardermanndlis - Harder Kulm


Normal hiking gear, hiking boots with good soles and walking sticks help with the ascent.


Via Bern or Lucerne to Interlaken. From the south via the Grimsel Pass (summer only) or via the Simplon Pass and then the Lötschberg car-transport train to Interlaken.
Uncovered car park right next to Interlaken Ost railway station.
 Arrival and departure via Interlaken Ost railway station.

Additional information

Hike 72

(in the printed summer panoramic map of the Jungfrau Railways)

Safety guidelines

Mountain hike with some exposed sections. The terrain off the marked trail is very steep and exposed, especially above the Hardermanndli rock face – DO NOT leave the trail!


Getting there
Interlaken Ost - Harder Kulm
Interlaken (Gemeinde)