Harder Kulm
Harder Kulm
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
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Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
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Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
At an altitude of over 4,000 feet, Harder Kulm boasts splendid views of Interlaken, Eiger Monch, Jungfrau, Thun, and Lake Brienz on a clear day. From Interlaken Ost train station, take a 5-minute stroll to the funicular which will bring you up the mountain in a cabin with a glass ceiling and at a 64% incline. At the top, venture onto the overhanging Two Lakes Bridge, and make a reservation at the restaurant for authentic Swiss fare. A popular route would be to take the funicular up and hike three miles back to Interlaken. The funicular typically only operates from April to November. – Tripadvisor
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  • Ashutosh K
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not as popular as Jungfrau but worth visiting.
    Nice place to visit especially in good weather when you can enjoy wonderful views of Interlaken and the lakes. It is a steep 8 minute ride in a funicular train. The base train station is called Harder Bahn and is a 5 mins walk from Interlaken Ost station. Once you reach the station at the top, from there, it is about 5 mins walking to the view points. There is also a lovely restaurant and I would recommend visiting it for its food and friendly staff. The food itself is reasonably priced and has quite a few options including for vegetarians. Before or after your meal, do spend some time taking lovely pictures, especially on a clear sunny day when there would be so much to see. If you have Swiss Rail/ Travel Pass, this funicular train ride is free. But you will need to show your pass at the Harder Bahn ticketing office when they will give you the actual travel tickets for the ride up to Harder Kulm and back.
    Thank you for taking the time to share your fantastic experience at Harder Kulm - Top of Interlaken! We appreciate your support. Your jungfrau.ch team
    Written 26 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 22 May 2023
  • Youngfoodiebaker
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top activity in Interlaken
    Highly recommended!!! Stunning amazing view! Great service at the restaurant (our server was Alexander); friendly atmosphere. Clean bathrooms. Advanced ticket purchase was great as we were able to bypass the queue. Short walk from the Interlaken Ost station. Love this experience!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 October 2023
  • Arthur M
    Hamilton, Canada1,418 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hour-long lineup to get up, another hour-long line up to get down. Spent only 5 to 10 minutes at the viewing deck.
    While this funicular has a very interesting ride and pretty thrilling ascent, the lineup to ride took two roundtrips before I was able to get on. Same thing with coming down. The views are indeed spectacular, but my time at the top only took like 5 to 10 minutes. There's nothing much else to do at the top other than do strenuous hikes, which is not of my interest, or to eat, which is pretty expensive to begin with. If the lineup is already an hour-long at midday, what more during the sunset? If you're short on time or if you're pressed in scheduling in the Jungrfau region, I would let go of Harder Kulm first.
    Thank you for visiting and sharing your feedback. We recommend visiting Harder Kulm - Top of Interlaken directly from Interlaken to enjoy the beautiful scenery ! Your jungfrau.ch team
    Written 6 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 November 2023
  • permia
    61,280 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable excursion
    It was perfect for the first departure of the day leading to a grand trip ascending. On arrival the main attraction and most popular was the remarkable Two Lakes Bridge. Superlative vistas over the lakes and countryside are to be savoured.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 January 2024
  • Anna
    42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views
    Great views, and a playground for the kids. There are benches where you can eat your own food, if you don't want to go to the restaurant. It can be quite crowded, go early morning or late afternoon / evening. You can also hike up and/or down.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 May 2024
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Nikki R
New York City, NY569 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The ticket agents never mentioned that it was all foggy up on top of Harder Kulm. We did not see anything as it ws all covered by fog. we asked for a refund or at least a discount for the next day but the ticket agents wont let us have a chance to enjoy the top of Harder Kulm. The cashier said “ok I am done with this!” as I begged to at least give us a discount for the next day as we traveled 8,000 miles away for this vacation. Rude short hair ticket agent and the driver of the funicular was extra rude also tossing to me the card where to complain. They should at least be considerate to let us see the top on another day. The driver said they cannot refund us because it means theyll refund every one. Bring your money elsewhere as the staff of this site are arrogant and no empathy at all. we travelers help the economy of this country but they should be nice to tourists bringing in money for them. They should anticipate such weather and let people know that they can at least enjoy this country on another day for lesser money becaise they dod t enjoy it the first time.
Written 11 May 2024
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Anna
42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Great views, and a playground for the kids. There are benches where you can eat your own food, if you don't want to go to the restaurant. It can be quite crowded, go early morning or late afternoon / evening. You can also hike up and/or down.
Written 1 May 2024
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chrysantha
indonesia576 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I went to Harder Kulm in April 2024,it was spring but snowing..
It was very easy to go to Harder Kulm.If you come from the other station to Interlaken Ost station,just follow the direction to the Brienz,and turn left,or go straight if you on the ground floor ,walk maybe 7 minutes,to the bridge and you can see Harder Kulm station Building.i arrived there about 4 pm,and less people there..It was very nice experience to reach the top by funicular train..Cause after snowing,it was really really beautiful..

Written 1 May 2024
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fablibra
Brisbane, Australia34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Beautiful and very relaxing place highly recommended.I enjoyed my stay here. Love the place and one day I will be back in this place .
Written 24 April 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
PROS
* Truly fantastic impressive huge and massive gigantic scenic panoramic views of snow-capped Swiss Alpine mountains
* Restaurant/cafeteria with views!
* Great and easy scenic wooded walks from the restaurant platform
* The ground station is a five minute walk through a nice green park and five minutes from Interlaken Ost station.

CONS
* Lines- there are always long lines to go up and to go down
* Due to that, the fun icular car is always always packed and jammed

"I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
... after avoiding it numerous times on all of my previous visits which included passing through Interlaken Ost train station. It seemed uninteresting and juvenile compared to the hikes that I do above and south of Interlaken. With regard to views, I was mistaken about this one.

I had returned to Interlaken Ost after an unexciting and somewhat disappointing visit to the peak of the Stockhorn in Emmental. Upon passing the ground station of Harder Kulm, i saw that the waiting line only went halfway down the steps and only one side of the barrier in the middle of the steps (it usually flows on both sides of the barrier and onto the street/sidewalk.

So instead of returning to my lodging in Hassliberg above Meiringen, I walked to the station and walked up the empty side of the steps- the opposite side of the barrier, since that empty side had a sign "with tickets." Showing my Berner Oberland Pass, I entered the fun icular immediately- it was packed and i was glad that there were at least little windows that were opened.

Arrival at the top revealed truly fantastic picturesque scenic stunning clear views of the spic snow capped mountains. A short walk uphill brought me to the restaurant and the scenic viewing platform jutting majestically over the massive void below.

While circling and exploring the area there, I found several wooded trails going off in different directions, and even though the time was 1700h, I took one eastward in the direction of Ringgenberg and walked for half an hour before returning- a fantastic mini-hike.

The wait for the fun icular was about 15 minutes.

WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
Absolutely, especially since it was completely covered by the Berner Oberland Pass, which also allowed me to "skip-the-line" of over 30/40 minutes and to ascend on the next available fun icular.

WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
Absolutely yes

ADVICE
* Be sure to go, because this excursion is not strenuous and the views are outstanding, terrific and tremendous
* Visit the restaurant/cafeteria and grab a table and seats opposite to astounding stunning view
* Consider one of the flat wooded hikes that lead from the restaurant/cafeteria and viewing platform, but consider that it might be a one-way in/out adventure.
* Consider this as an "add-on" in the late afternoon, after a day of more intensive hiking deeper and south in the Berner Oberland- that's what I did.

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Written 13 April 2024
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652olivial
Ashbourne3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We booked tickets in advance and we attempted to go three times today but the queues were 2 - 2.5 hours long. As we were going as a family with a child with non verbal autism this level of wait times was not going to work. The employee working with the queues mentioned there was nothing they could do to accommodate so I called and asked the customer service team who advised they would not allow any special treatment because at the top the wait would be similar on the way down. Just an honest review for any families like us coming to Interlaken with this trip in mind that it might not work if your child struggles with waiting. We could manage prob 30 mins max waiting (after years of working on this). Disappointing there is no accommodations or accessibility for those who need it. I'm sure lots of people would understand once someone with additional needs has proof of disability.
Written 31 March 2024
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permia
Ireland61,280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
It was perfect for the first departure of the day leading to a grand trip ascending.

On arrival the main attraction and most popular was the remarkable Two Lakes Bridge. Superlative vistas over the lakes and countryside are to be savoured.
Written 6 January 2024
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada1,418 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
While this funicular has a very interesting ride and pretty thrilling ascent, the lineup to ride took two roundtrips before I was able to get on. Same thing with coming down. The views are indeed spectacular, but my time at the top only took like 5 to 10 minutes. There's nothing much else to do at the top other than do strenuous hikes, which is not of my interest, or to eat, which is pretty expensive to begin with.

If the lineup is already an hour-long at midday, what more during the sunset?

If you're short on time or if you're pressed in scheduling in the Jungrfau region, I would let go of Harder Kulm first.
Written 21 November 2023
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Thank you for visiting and sharing your feedback. We recommend visiting Harder Kulm - Top of Interlaken directly from Interlaken to enjoy the beautiful scenery ! Your jungfrau.ch team
Written 6 December 2023
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Cecil O
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The ride ride was ridiculous as there were 50 persons on going up and while coming back there were more than 70 persons so you cannot see or capture any sight-seeing. The video on the website shows that there are seats and every person has there space but we were just squeezed in the tiny space and touching each ither so you cannot take pictures or make videos of the breath taking scenes.

The place itself is amazing and we really enjoyed the views from the top. The restaurant was busy but the food quality was very good and we had a great time.
Written 20 November 2023
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Thank you for your message. We apologize for any inconvenience during your ride. Your comments have been noted and will be shared with the relevant team. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the views and had a great time at the restaurant. We appreciate your honest feedback. Your jungfrau.ch team
Written 6 December 2023
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Hina S
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Beautiful place but the funicular that takes there is very crowded. They overload the tourists. After reaching the particular place you can enjoy.
Written 4 November 2023
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Thank you for sharing your experience. We appreciate your feedback about the funicular. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the place once you reached it. We hope to welcome you back for an even better experience. Your jungfrau.ch team
Written 6 December 2023
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