Just a few minutes’ walk from Interlaken West station, the nostalgic cable car takes you up the Heimwehfluh. The mountain offers a wide range of adventurous activities for young and old alike, from a sledging run to a playground.
The nostalgic cable car, which is over 100 years old, takes you from Interlaken up the Heimwehfluh in only four minutes. The base station is easy and quick to reach. Several car parks are available in the immediate vicinity and Interlaken West station is only a few minutes’ walk away. The short drive, with its views over Lake Thun, the town of Interlaken and the surrounding villages is unforgettable and well worth undertaking. The locals affectionately refer to the flood plain between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz as the “Bödeli”. It formed over the course of many centuries after the retreat of the Aare Glacier at the end of the last ice age.
Heimwehfluh – the place to make discoveries
Heimwehfluh offers experiences for all ages: The children can let off steam in the adventure playground while the parents enjoy a culinary treat or a coffee in the panorama restaurant, which offers refined cuisine that covers all options from small snacks up to catering for lavish celebrations. Other attractions are the model railway show and a sledging run. The sledging run is open from April to October, whatever the weather. Enjoy whizzing down to the bottom station on a sledge that is securely attached to a rail. You get to choose how fast you go. Come and explore the Heimwehfluh with your family. Enjoy the many little discoveries and surprises that await you.
What else you need to know
Personal tip“The magnificent view over Lake Thun and Interlaken alone made the trip to Heimwehfluh worth it. Our children had a lot of fun in the playground. We all enjoyed the fast sledging run through the forest down to the base station.”
- Open from April to October
- Model railway show: Check the performance times in advance
- Tickets for the cable car and all the other attractions are available at the base station