Niesen - Bernese Oberland
The famous pyramid mountain offers fabulous views
From Mülenen 57 Sfr or 29 Sfr with your Half Fare Card. FREE with the Bernese Oberland Regional Pass. FREE travel to Mülenen with the Swiss Travel Pass then 50% discount.
From the Niesen you can see stunning views of the Bernese Alps, the Bernese Oberland and the lakes. On some days you can even see as far as the Jura Mountains in the north. The Niesen can be reached by the Niesen funicular, or you can of course reach the top on foot along the hiking trail. The travel time from Interlaken is approximately 70 mintues.
Hiking the Pyramid: The Niesen (2,362 meters) offers a great selection of hiking paths in a beautiful alpine world. Witness this beauty yourself and combine your hike with a train ride to the top of the mountain where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Bernese Oberland and the high Alps. We recommend that you wear good comfortable shoes.
360° Viewing Platform: From the top of the Niesen you can see the fantastic 360° panorama view including the Alps, Lake Thun and Brienz and the Jura mountains. It is a 5 minute walk from the hotel/restaurant to reach the viewing platform.
Niesen Village is a great place for families with a scenic playground for the children to have fun and the adults can enjoy the views. There is also a restaurant next door for a spot of lunch!
Hiking Paths: There are many hiking paths to and from the Niesen. Please click on the following link for a map of the hiking routes available.
Restaurant: At the top of the Niesen there is a mountain lodge with a wonderful terrace where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the views.
The base station of the Niesen funicular is located in Mülenen and is only a few metres walk from the train station. Mülenen is only a 10 minute train journey away from Spiez, however, please note that the train stops only on request. Push the stop button in the train and also at the station in Mülenen. During the high season the Niesen funicular departs every half hour. At busy periods this will be increased to every fifteen minutes.
More things to see and do in the Bernese Oberland
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 and hotels in the Bernese Oberland
Not sure where to base yourself for this wonderful excursion? You can find out more about the Bernese Oberland region, the selection of resorts and the list of hotels on this website. Alternatively we will be happy to help you with your holiday plans on 0800 619 1200.