Excursions summer


The near-perfect pyramid shape of this mountain has inspired many an artist to depict it, including Ferdinand Hodler (1909), Paul Klee (1915) and Cuno Amiet (1926). It takes just 30 minutes to reach the 2,362m summit of the pyramid on the funicular railways from Mülenen.

Views over the Bernese Alps as far as Lake Thun and the Simmen Valley are truly amazing, and even more spectacular as viewed from the transparent glass pavillion.The new building is considered an extremely successful annex to the historic mountain restaurant, built some 50 years before the funicular railway. Guests staying in one of the eight double rooms at the Berghaus Niesen Kulm enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets too.

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Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe 

The majestic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau summits, together with close-up views of the longest glacial flow. The Jungfrau railway travels from the heart of the mountains to Europe’s highest lying mountain station at 3454 meter altitude.

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From Kliene Scheidegg, the cog-wheel railway travels year-round through the tunnel and over the steep climb up to the Jungfraujoch.The tunnel from the Eiger Glacier station, built between 1896 and 1912, is seven kilometres long. Two stops in the tunnel permit spectacular views of the Eiger north wall and surrounding glacier world.

Tunnels lead from the mountain station to the ice palace containing ice sculptures and out onto the viewing plateau, with a lift up to the “Sphinx” observation terrace and the “experience subway” tour known as the Alpine Sensation.

In summer, visitors with the right footwear can take a 45-minute showshoe hike in the thin air from the eastern glacier plateau to the Mönchsjoch.


It’s not hard to pinpoint the distinctive head of rock at the entrance to the Bernese Oberland – but the fact that you can stand pretty much on top to enjoy views direction Thun, Aare Valley and Bern as far as Jura is known to few.

From the far end of the Simmen Valley, to give you a sense of direction, a cable car journeys in two sections over the Hinterstocken lake to the summit. The south side affords views of the snow-covered high Alps including the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and Blüemlisalp, while the panoramic viewing platform on the north side overlooks the Swiss Plateau.

Right next to the panorama restaurant, a tunnel leads through the mountain to the “Stockhorn eyes” and the spectacular, suspended viewing platform on the north face of the Stockhorn. Visitors will be stunned by the near-vertical 400m view down through the glass floor, with the Aare Valley and the city of Thun 1,500m below. The whole site is accessible to prams and wheelchairs. Information boards explain the local geology and how the summit gallery was built.

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The Niesen. The mythical pyramid mountain of the Alps. On some days it stands blanketed in a layer of fog, on others it is strikingly clear against a deep blue sky, shining with a beautiful array of sunlit colour. The Niesen is said to be the home of gnomes and dragons. Come and discover the beauty and stories for yourself. We take a train to the summit and have a short walk to the take off site. After your flight we land in the beautiful little lakeside town of Spiez.


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