They call this mountain 'Intelaken's Local Mountain'. Of all the huge massifs rising all around the Bern Canton, this one is probably the easiest to get to the top. It is only 1322 metres tall, and you climb it by taking the funicular from the Interlaken Harderbahn. The 10 minute journey will stagger your eyes with breathtaking views. And the views only get better at the restaurant on top, which looks like a small Art-Noveau castle. From its terrace there are likely no better views of the massif of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau or the Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. There is a playground for children there too.
You can get married in the restaurant's wedding hall!
There are four main hiking trails on the mountain, lasting between three to five hours, from Interlaken Ost to Harder Kulm. There is a mountain loop trail too. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Interlaken itinerary 2 days.
- The funicular only operates from late April - late October. There is no access on other months.
- Monday to Saturday- 9:30am to 9:30pm
- Sunday- 8:30am to 9:30pm
- Funicular: EUR 30 return trip
- The funicular climbing Harder Kulm is across the River Aare from the Interlaken Ost.
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87.41% of people who visit Interlaken include Harder Kulm in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
53.79% of people start their Harder Kulm visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Harder Kulm
90.17% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Harder Kulm
Harder Kulm inclined railway station takes people up the viewing platform form at the top of the mountain and to restaurant and cafe at the top. The ticket prices are reasonable for the view that you get on top of the highest point in Europe. They allowed too many people in the carriage for our liking and it blocks some good views.
So lucky that I went there on a sunny day in Oct. I enjoyed the stable cable car experience, tasted traditional cheese fondue and viewed the amazing sunset on the top of Interlaken!
To feel at the top of the world, you have to experience this ! Best place to visit in Interlaken !
A lovely view when there aren't many people around. Recommended to go up after all the tourists have left, around sunset.
If you're in Interlaken, you definitely should go up there. Just a great view to enjoy.