Harderkulm, Interlaken

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The snowy slopes of Harderkulm overlook the town of Interlaken, offering extensive views stretching all the way to the high peaks of west Switzerland's mountain ranges. The easiest way to get a taste of those distant Alpine giants without having to gear up for a serious hike is to take the funicular to this 1,322 m (4,337 ft) summit. Or, if you feel up for a challenge and have the right kind of shoes, climb up the mountain on foot and take the railway back into town. Before you hurry down, visit the summit's castle-like restaurant and take a few snapshots from the lofty viewing platform extending over the side of the mountain. To visit Harderkulm and get the most from your holiday in Interlaken, create itinerary details personal to you using our Interlaken trip planner.
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  • You will be in awe of the views, guaranteed. Good hiking trails where you can easily spend at least a full day exploring. Truly excellent restaurant at the top, which is rather surprising for such a t...  more »
  • The ascent to the harder Kulm is very well signposted and for people that much and often not challenging hike. We needed almost 2 hours for the ascent. The view was awesome from the platform! The cableway is closed in winter and the harder Kulm be reached only on foot, for this man is quite alone it's worth in any case to go high.
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  • Harder Kulm is a must-see attraction in Interlaken! The funicular train is an adventure in itself, then the view from the top of the mountain is breathtakingly gorgeous! There is a panoramic view of L...  more »
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  • One of the travel attraction you must visit. This place is between two beautiful lakes, you can see both from this top.
  • Superb View , Great place to sit and enjoy a drink or coffee , Display Picture Quality views for Photos . Entry and Train up is Discounted with the Swiss Pass
  • Absolutely stunning views and not super busy if you go late afternoon. You can either take the feat of engineering funicular up or apparently it's a 2.5 hour hike up. Either way you are rewarded with beautiful views! There is also a restaurant and informal cafe where you can grab a drink and a snack or a proper meal, and the prices weren't too bad either.
  • Beautiful view, worth taking the tram up and then walking down.
  • In the Jungfrau region of Switzerland, Harder Kulm is located near Interlaken, and it may not be the highest points in the region. There are many other high mountain peaks. However, it does offer spectacular views of Lake Brienz and Lake Thun, along with the mountains and pretty villages in between. You can ride the funicular to the upper station. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Straddling two lakes, the resort town of Interlaken is ideal for the traveler with a healthy budget and an appetite for bustling nightlife. Here you'll find a collection of hotels and bed and breakfasts right next to the clubs, restaurants, and bars. There are a couple of modestly priced hostels, but the majority of the accommodation offerings are in the mid-range price point. If you're searching for a quieter retreat, look to one of the neighboring towns.
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