Harder Kulm - Bernese Oberland

Interlaken's mountain offers fabulous views

 
About Harder Kulm

Available: April-November.

Costs

Bernese Oberland Regional Pass & Jungfrau Travel Pass: FREE

Half Fare Card: 16 Sfr from Interlaken

Swiss Travel Pass: 50% discount

Why not visit Interlaken's very own 'house' mountain. It is just an eight minute trip up by funicular to the Harder Kulm which is 1,322m above sea level. It may be a short ride up to the summit but you will be rewarded with amazing views. This is definitely a half day excursion which is not to be missed and is ideal for those who are just passing through Interlaken or only staying for a short duration as it is so easily reached. Harder Kulm also has a children's playground.


Highlights

The Two Lakes Bridge

The Two Lakes Bridge is west of the restaurant at 1,322m above sea level. An amazing steel structure supports the large platform and visitors can look down below through a glass surface. There are breathtaking views over Interlaken, lakes Thun and Brienz and the surrounding area. You can also cast your gaze upon the beautiful Jungfrau mountains.

Hiking trails

The Harder Kulm is the starting point for many mountain hikes. You can even walk from Interlaken up to the Kulm rather than take the funicular. 

These are some examples of the trails from Harder Kulm:

An easy Harder Kulm trail - 50 mins  
Interlaken Ost - Harder Kulm - 2hrs 20mins  
Harder Kulm - Unterseen -  1hr 30mins  
Harder Kulm - Ringgenberg -  1hr 45mins  
Harder Kulm - Roteflue - Horetalp - Habkern -  4hrs 20 mins  
Harder Kulm - Augstmatthorn - 5hrs 30mins

Restaurant

At the summit there is a wonderful restaurant that looks like a small castle where you can enjoy the magnificent bird's eye views of Interlaken. The Harder Kulm restaurant is open daily from 09.30 to 18.30 for breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack or a glass of wine to sip as you enjoy the views. An additional Jungfrau Panorama room has recently opened, with additional seating and huge windows, perfect for taking in the mountain views.

In the long summer evenings, you will find the restaurant open until 21.15 for sunset suppers.

Harder Sunday breakfast

Every Sunday between April and October you can make your way to the Harder Kulm and have a hearty breakfast in the panoramic restaurant or on the sun terrace.

Available until 11am each Sunday morning.


Directions

Harder Kulm is easily accessible, with the funicular base station right next to Interlaken Ost train station. There are frequent services up to the Harder Kulm between April and November and only during bad weather are services limited. 

You can leave Interlaken and be on the mountain of Harder Kulm in just eight minutes.

More excursions in the region

There are so many wonderful days out to enjoy in this beautiful area. There are incomparable mountain vistas to enjoy, leisurely cruises on a nostalgic paddle steamer, walks through stunning scenery and a whole host of fabulous journeys on mountain railways, cable cars and funiculars.

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Your choice of resorts

Dominated by the Jungfrau mountains and the lakes of Thun and Brienz, this region offers everything you could wish for on a classic Swiss holiday. You can choose to stay in a mountain village, a lakeside resort - or try Interlaken at the heart of it all.

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