Stockhorn - Bernese Oberland

Enjoy panoramic views from the Stockhorn summit

 
About Stockhorn

Available: all year.

Costs

Bernese Oberland Regional Pass: FREE

Half Fare Card: 47 Sfr from Interlaken

Swiss Travel Pass: 50% discount from Erlenbach

This wonderful half or full day excursion to the Stockhorn mountain in the lush Simmental region gives you the opportunity to take the cable car from Erlenbach to the summit which lies at 2,190m above sea level. Once at the top, you can enjoy magnificent views of over 200 mountain peaks in the high Alps and beyond.


Highlights

Families

Stockhorn station, as well as the summit, are wheelchair accessible, with lifts at all stations. Stockhorn is also very family friendly with great facilities such as playgrounds at both the middle station of Chrindi and at the summit. There are also rest stops and barbecue areas located at regular intervals all round the lakes. This gives you the opportunity to relax and maybe even have a family barbecue.

Panorama restaurant

At the top, offering superb views of the alpine peaks from their large sun terrace, is the Panorama Summit Restaurant. It's a fantastic way to relax (and enjoy a well deserved cold drink after walking to the summit...!), soak up the sun and enjoy lunch ranging from classic regional cuisine to gourmet dishes. It's truly a picture postcard alpine landscape.

Stockhorn-Augen

In addition to a restaurant there is a 70m tunnel leading into the rocks to a 'grotto' in the north wall which has viewing windows where you can see Thun, the lakes, the River Aare and Gürbetal, the plateau to the Jura mountains. In the gallery are also crystals from the region. Stockhorn really is a lovely day out for you and your family and offers beautiful views at all times.

Hiking

There are 70km of well maintained hiking paths and breathtaking views on all of them are guaranteed! The most popular hikes are as follows:

Stockhorn - Oberstockenalp - Hinterstocken - Chrindi. Walking time 1hr 45
Chrindi - Hinterstocken - Oberstockensee - Oberstockenalp - Chrindi. Walking time 2hrs 15
Chrindi - Hinterstocken - Chrindi. Walking time 40 mins
Stockhorn - Strüsslligrat - Oberstockenalp - Chrindi. Walking time 2hrs 10


Directions

The cable car station is located in Erlenbach which can be easily reached by train from Interlaken, Thun and Spiez.

The walk between the train station and the cable car station is well signposted and takes approximately 10 minutes. The journey from Erlenbach to the summit takes 20 minutes with one change in Chrindi, where you can walk round the Hinterstockensee before making your way by cable car to the summit. 

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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