Enjoy sensational views when you ride the Stockhornbahn. Reach the summit of the Stockhorn in just 20 minutes. Thanks to the magnificent views throughout the ascent, the entire trip is an experience to savour. Once at the summit station, you will be greeted by commanding views and bracing mountain air. An excursion to the Stockhorn pays dividends at any time of year.
At 2190 metres above sea level, the Stockhorn is the highest peak in the Stockhorn range. The imposing peak towers over the town of Thun at the entrance to the Holiday Region Interlaken. As you travel through the Gürbe or Aare valleys towards the Bernese Oberland, the peak is visible long before you arrive. Diverse experiences of a mountainous landscape and culinary delights await on the Stockhorn at any time of year. On clear days, the views down to the town of Thun and its lake and across the Central Plateau to Jura are simply stunning. The cable car transports visitors from Erlenbach in the Simmental valley to the summit station on the Stockhorn in less than 20 minutes. The Stockhornbahn comprises two sections. A pair of modern, panoramic cabins shuttle between Erlenbach and the midway station of Chrindi, where you change to an iconic red gondola and swing over Lake Hinterstocken on your way to the summit. The journey, which is four kilometres in total, is an experience to savour.
The Stockhornbahn operates year-round. The summer season lasts from mid-April to mid-November, during which time the service runs daily. From mid-November onwards, the cable car only operates from Wednesday to Sunday. In the first week of January, however, you can take advantage of daily trips to the snowy peak of the Stockhorn. Details of the operating times can be found in the general information on the Stockhornbahn.
Your highlights at a glance
- Short journey time: from Erlenbach to the summit in just 20 minutes
- Impressive views to the horizon in all directions
- Make your way to the cable car station by train or car
- Open all year
To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way, please note
Personal tip"As we travelled over Lake Hinterstocken towards the peak in the gondola, a wonderful natural idyll opened up before our eyes. The unique views as far as the world-famous mountain formation of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau was quite mesmerising."
- Operating hours are seasonal
- Plan your arrival – by train or car?
- Check the timetable for possible connections
- Pack the right equipment for your activity