Stockhorn - Bernese Oberland
Enjoy panoramic views from the Stockhorn summit
From Erlenbach 56 Sfr or 28 Sfr with your Half Fare Card. FREE with the Bernese Oberland Regional Pass. FREE travel to Erlenbach with the Swiss Travel Pass then 50% discount.
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. Open all year round.
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 1 hour 45 uphill & 1 hour 15 downhill
Chrindi - Hinterstocken - Oberstockensee - Oberstockenalp - Chrindi 2 hours 15 uphill or downhill
Flatly Chrindi - Hinterstocken - Chrindi 40 minutes uphill or downhil
Stockhorn - Strüsslligrat - Oberstockenalp - Chrindi 2 hours 10 uphill & 1 hour 40 downhill
The cable car station is located in Erlenbach which can be easily reached by train. The walk between the train station and the cable car station is well signposted and takes approximately 10 minutes. For those who wish to drive there is ample free parking available almost opposite the cable car station. 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. You can even take the cable car to Chrindi and from there walk up to the summit. There are many different routes available and paths are well signposted with timings.
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.