Heimwehfluh - Bernese Oberland

The welcoming little mountain close to Interlaken

Heimwehfluh funicular
About Heimwehfluh

Available: April-October.

Example travel costs

Swiss Travel Pass: 50% discount

Half Fare Card: 9 Sfr return from Interlaken

Bernese Oberland Regional Pass: 9 Sfr. 'Buy two, get one free' rides on the toboggan.

Heimwehfluh offers magnificent views of the local region. It has a panoramic restaurant and historic lookout tower with views of the Bernese Oberland mountains and the lakes of Interlaken.  There is even a summer toboggan run, a large scale model railway display and a large children's playground.

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The panorama restaurant is uniquely situated with a terrace overlooking the lakes of Thun and Brienz and offers a wide selection of culinary delights. A great place to relax and enjoy the views. 

The restaurant is open from 10.00-20.00 in July and until 22.00 in August. There is also a small kiosk with snacks and drinks.


There is a 20 minute panoramic walk to enjoy on the Heinwehfluh, through the woods and occasional beautiful views over Lake Thun. You can also walk down the mountain, following an easy trail which bring you back to the bottom station of the funicular. 

Model railway

There is a great model railway at the top of the Heimwehfluh which is excellent for children and parents as well! There is a show every 30 - 60 minutes and it is open from 10.00-17.00.

Children's playground

There is a lot to discover on the Heimwehfluh, with a large playground near the garden restaurant....which means parents can relax whilst the kids play and enjoy themselves. The playground includes a long slide, zip wires, swings, a big hamster wheel, pirates train and more. 

Toboggan run

There is a summer toboggan run at the top of the Heimwehfluh (from 7 years and maximum 75kg). The bob run is 400m long and you can control your speed. A great experience for those who love fast rides and an adrenalin rush! 

The toboggan run is open from 10.00-17.00 (weather permitting).


Heimwehfluh is located south of Interlaken near Lake Thun. The nostalgic funicular is only about a 7 minute walk from Interlaken West station or you can take the local bus, line 4, to the Heimwehfluh station. It only takes 3-4 minutes to reach the top of the mountain at 669m.

Alternatively you can walk to the top along the hiking trail, and you will be rewarded with beautiful scenery.

Please check before travel for maintenance closures. 


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Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at info@swissholidayco.com


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