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Harder Kulm

Take a breathtaking journey to the top of Harder Kulm with stunning views of the Swiss Alps and Interlaken. This iconic spot is a must-visit for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, with hiking trails and a scenic funicular ride. Don't miss the Swiss cuisine at the panoramic restaurant. Book your tickets now!

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About Harder Kulm

Find your way to the majestic Harder Kulm – the crowned jewel of Interlaken. A resort and funicular station, this alpine wonder offers a scenic ascent with breathtaking views of the Bernese Oberland. At 1,322 meters above sea level, relish panoramic vistas of Swiss Lakes Brienz and Thun, and the legendary peaks Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Join us for an unforgettable journey into the heart of Swiss beauty.


Address
Harder Kulm, 3800 Unterseen, Switzerland
Year opened
1914
Visitor’s per year
650000
Unesco status
2007

Why visit Harder Kulm?

Highlights

Did you know?
  • Harder Kulm's funicular, inaugurated in 1908, is not just a mode of transport; it's a living piece of history, providing a charming journey with panoramic views for over a century.
  • Harder Kulm offers special evening funicular rides, allowing visitors to witness the transition from daylight to the magical twilight, creating a unique and enchanting experience.
  • The Swiss believe that Harder Kulm is the home of a benevolent mountain spirit named 'Bartholdi.' Locals often share tales of his presence, adding a touch of folklore to the mountain's allure.
  • For early birds, Harder Kulm provides an exclusive experience with sunrise breakfasts. Imagine savoring Swiss delicacies while the first light paints the Alps in hues of gold.
  • While many focus on the panoramic views, Harder Kulm is also home to a small population of marmots. Keep a keen eye, and you might catch a glimpse of these alpine creatures in their natural habitat.

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Roneal Tan
US

Roneal

5/5
United States
Harder Kulm should not be missed when you are in Interlaken. The Funicular was an amazing ride to get up to the mountain. The view of the two lakes of Brienz and Thun were breathtaking. They have a restaurant up there and it was nice to eat with while soaking up the view. My 14 year old daughter doesnt want to leave the view and wants to come back someday.
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Eric Rafael Salazar
PH

Eric

5/5
Philippines
Although the line was long, the wait was okay. The ride itself was awesome with spectacular views even though we weren't seated in front on the trip going up. The view, the walk, the platform, the restaurants.. were all awesome!
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Maida Hernandez Arriaga
PR

Maida

5/5
Puerto Rico
The ride up and down was very smooth. The staff was friendly and helpful. The views...are indescribable. We had a wonderful time highly recommend a visit.
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Cindy Grinstead
US

Cindy

5/5
United States
Our ticketing experience was great. We arrived 15 minutes early, waited just a short time before they loaded onto the tram and up the hill we went. We did not experience any long delays going up or coming down. The scenery was spectacular!!!! It was a wonderful experience! We spent approximately 2 hours at the top.
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Mazhar iqbal

Mazhar

5/5
It was goood. Amazing place and great food options but the line in the start was too long and took a lot of our time to reach at top. You should add more lines to make it to top or maybe adopt another mechanism for attendies so that they can skip this waiting time.
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Sherif Mohamed Maher abolyazid Ahmed

Sherif

5/5
Everything is just amazing A life time ago experience Magnificent views from the top And the whole experience was well organized
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Debora Scarbolo
CH

Debora

4/5
Switzerland
On the site, we are led to believe that if we buy tickets online, there will be less waiting. But we had to wait 50 minutes to get on the funicular. One person kept an eye out to make sure no one went over. Bravo
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Sarah Grace Xavier

Sarah

4/5
It was hassle-free to obtain the tickets online. No issues as well with the entrance to the venue and scanning the tickets. However, when we arrived to board, we were not informed that there were no seats available anymore as then my elderly mom had to stand the whole funicular ride. We could have waited for the next trip.
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Harder Kulm Guide

Nestled at an optimal vantage point, the Harder Kulm mountain offers a commanding view. Gaze on to perhaps Lake Brienz and Lake Thun, or admire the mountains of the Swiss Alps such as the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Hop on to the appropriately named, dog-friendly Funicular Railway and get ready for a scenic experience with sceneries that look straight out of a painting. 

How do I get to Harder Kulm?

Your journey to Harder Kulm starts at the Harderbahn valley station in Interlaken | Find on Maps 

How do I get to Harderbahn valley station?

By Train: Hop on a train line that converges to Interlaken Ost like the BLS AG's Thunersee line, the Zentralbahn's Brünig line, and the Bernese Oberland Railway (BOB). From there, the Harderbahn valley station is a 5 minute walk. 

Can I drive to Harder Kulm?

No, the only way to reach Harder Kulm is via cable car or a hike if you have the grit necessary.

Is there parking at Harderbahn valley station?

No, while Hardernahn valley station does not have parking, you can park your car at Interlaken Ost station which does. From there, the walk to Harderbahn is not long. 

Is Harder Kulm wheelchair accessible?

Yes, while Harder Kulm is completely wheelchair accessible, you may need assistance at the Harderbahn valley station.

Can I get a discount to visit Harder Kulm?

Young ones aged up to 16 years can enjoy discounted prices. 

Is there a restaurant at Harder Kulm?

Yes, the Panorama restaurant, with its architecture reminiscent of a pagoda in Harder Kulm, is available to take care of your gastronomic needs. 

When is Harder Kulm Open?

Harder Kulm remains shut during winters. Harder Kulm’s opening dates in Spring 2024 are from 29 March 2024 to 1 December 2024. 

What are the timings for the Funicular Railway?

The Funicular railway is your ride from Interlaken to Harder Kulm. The railway’s timings vary seasonally.
From 29 March 2024 to 14 April 2024, the first ascent and last descent will be at 9:10 AM and 7:10 PM respectively.
From 15 April 2024 to 24 May 2024, the first ascent and last descent will be at 9:10 AM and 9:10 PM respectively.
From 25 May 2024 to 31 July 2024, the first ascent and last descent will be at 9:10 AM and 9:40 PM respectively.
On 1 August 2024, the ascent and descent will be at 9:10 AM and 11:40 PM respectively.
From 2 August 2024 to 22 September 2024, the first ascent and last descent will be at 9:10 AM and 9:40 PM respectively.
From 2 2 September 2024 to 20 October 2024, the first ascent and last descent will be at 9:10 AM and 9:10 PM respectively.
From 21 October 2024 to 10 November 2024, the first ascent and last descent will be at 9:10 AM and 6:10PM respectively.
From 11 November 2024 to 1 December 2024, the first ascent and last descent will be at 9:10 AM and 5:10PM respectively.

When is the best time to visit Harder Kulm?

Harder Kulm’s strengths are its sights. If you want to enjoy the full visibility of the Swiss Alps then you should consider visiting during the summer months of June- August. The funicular departs late in the evening and you can enjoy early evening activities like the evening concert, an informative folklore performance highlighting Swiss traditions, music and art.
Located at 1,321 meters above sea level, scenic beauty and nature converge at Harder Kulm. Grab a bite at the summit or immerse yourself in the numerous sites, there is much to do at Harder Kulm.

Funicular Railway

Enjoy a ride aboard the charming Harder Kulm funicular, a century-old railway whisking you from Interlaken Harderbahn station to the captivating Harder Kulm. Glide 735 meters in just 10 minutes, with departures every half hour. Enjoy the sites such as the Elger on your way up.

Two Lakes Bridge

Gain perspective about how above ground you actually are at the Two Lakes Bridge. This bridge offers a picturesque view of 2 iconic lakes of Interlaken. The turquoise Thun lake on the right and navy blue Brienz Lake on the left.

Evening Concerts 

Take advantage of the Funicular’s flexible timings and enjoy a concert after a day of sightseeing. Gain a captivating insight into Swiss folklore, art and culture during the evening and take home a truly memorable experience.

Panorama Restaurant

Treat your tastebuds at the Panorama Restaurant, a culinary haven atop Harder Kulm. With an elevation of 1,322 meters, relish delectable Swiss cuisine while surrounded by breathtaking mountain views.

When will Harder Kulm open?

Harder Kulm remains shut during winters. Harder Kulm’s opening dates in Spring 2024 are from 29 March 2024 to 1 December 2024.

Is there parking at the Harderbahn valley station?

While the Harderbahn valley station does not have any parking, you can park your vehicle at the Interlaken Ost station. From there, the valley station is a 5 minute walk.

Why should I book my Harder Kulm tickets online?

You can book your Harder Kulm tickets online or over the counter at the valley station of the Harder Kulm funicular. If you do not pre-book, you might not find a seat on the funicular for the desired departure time. Expect longer waiting times in such a case.

What all do I do at Harder Kulm?

Harder Kulm's strengths are its sites. Enjoy an unrestricted view of the Swiss Alps and views like the Thun and the Brienz .

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