Harder Kulm Interlaken Hike

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Harder Kulm Interlaken Hike highlights

  • Enjoy a picturesque hike to Harder Kulm starting from Interlaken Ost, winding through lush forests and alpine landscapes.

  • Reach the Harder Kulm summit, 1,322 metres above ground, featuring a charming viewpoint and a restaurant with panoramic views.

  • Take in the 360-degree views views of Interlaken, Lake Thun, Lake Brienz, and the stunning peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau.

  • Capture stunning photos at the Harderbahn summit station with picturesque views of the surrounding landscape.


3800 Interlaken, Switzerland

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  • If cancellation is made 1 days or more before the date of travel, total booking cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellation is made within 1 days before the date of travel, total booking cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In the event of unforeseen weather conditions, union issues, government restrictions, or any other circumstances beyond human control, certain trips or activities may be cancelled. In such cases, alternate feasible options will be provided. However, a cash refund will not be available.
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Harder Kulm Interlaken Hike overview

About Harder Kulm Interlaken Hike:

The Interlaken Harder Kulm Hike offers a rewarding adventure for nature enthusiasts, starting from Interlaken and ascending to the Harder Kulm viewpoint. The trail covers approximately 4.1 kilometres and involves a significant elevation gain. The hike begins in Interlaken, winding through lush forests and well-marked paths. The endpoint is Harder Kulm, situated at 1,322 meters above sea level. At Harder Kulm, hikers can find facilities including a restaurant and viewing platform before returning to Interlaken. Interlaken to Harder Kulm hike is known for its clear signage and accessibility from Interlaken.

About the Activity:

  • Embark on the Interlaken to Harder Kulm hike for an unforgettable adventure filled with scenic beauty, cultural insights, and lasting memories.
  • Marvel at the 360-degree views of Interlaken, Lake Thun, and Lake Brienz as you make your way to the summit of Harder Kulm.
  • Navigate through a variety of nature trails that meander through lush forests and alpine meadows, where you can spot local wildlife in their natural surroundings.
  • Take-in the picturesque views of the iconic Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau peaks that provide a majestic backdrop throughout your journey.
  • Hike to Harder Kulm and gain a deeper understanding of the geological formations, flora, and fauna of the Bernese Oberland as you explore.
  • Get to know about the region’s history and natural wonders through educational panels placed along the path.
  • Capture breathtaking photos of the picturesque landscapes and wildlife you encounter along the hike from Interlaken to Harder Kulm.

Harder Kulm Interlaken Hike faqs

What is included in the Harder Kulm hiking ticket?

The Harder Kulm Interlaken hike ticket offers a complete experience for nature enthusiasts. It includes a one-way funicular ride back from Harder Kulm to Interlaken, saving you the effort of a return hike. You will enjoy a scenic 2.5-hour hike from Interlaken to Harder Kulm and access breathtaking views of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz from the panoramic viewing platform.

What is the starting point for the Harder Kulm hike?

The starting point for the Harder Kulm Interlaken hike is on the north side of the Aare River, near the Harderbahn funicular railway station. From Interlaken West train station, walk southwest for about 1 kilometre, turn left on Scheidgasse, and follow the orange signs. The trailhead is located in a residential area in Unterseen.

How long does it take to hike Harder Kulm?

The Interlaken Harder Kulm hike typically takes between 2 to 3 hours one way, covering 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometres) with a 2,200 feet (670 metres) elevation gain. Most hikers complete the ascent in about 2.5 hours, while the round trip takes around 4 hours. The descent usually takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

What is the duration of Harder Kulm hiking?

The Interlaken to Harder Kulm hike generally takes 2 to 3 hours to complete one way. Covering a distance of 2.8 miles or 4.5 kilometres and an elevation gain of 2,200 feet, the hike is moderately challenging. Most hikers spend about 4 hours on the round trip, with the ascent taking around 2.5 hours and the descent about 1.5 hours.

How to Reach Harder Kulm?

  • By Funicular- To reach the summit of Harder Kulm, you are required to cross the Aare Bridge from Interlaken Ost train station to the Harderbahn station. From the station, you can enjoy a 10 to 15-minute ride up with the Harder Kulm tickets.
  • By Bus- You can drive to the Harderbahn Station and park your vehicle at the P+R parking. From there, you can take a funicular ride to Harder Kulm.
  • By Car- You can take bus lines 103 and 104 to Interlaken and then board the funicular to go to the top of the attraction.
  • By Hike- If you are looking for an adventurous way, you can go on a hiking journey for 2 to 2.5 hours to the summit of the Harder Kulm.

What is the best time to hike at Harder Kulm?

The best time for the Interlaken to Harder Kulm hike is from June to September. During these summer months, the weather is warm and sunny, the trails are clear of snow and ice, and the alpine flora is in full bloom. For fewer crowds, hike on weekday mornings or enjoy the stunning views at sunset.

What is the Harder Kulm hike difficulty?

The hike from Interlaken to Harder Kulm is considered moderately challenging. It features a significant elevation gain of 2,200 feet over a 2.8-mile one-way distance, making it a steep and steady climb. This hike is suitable for fit hikers and offers breathtaking views at the summit, making the effort well worth it.

Is the Harder Kulm hike worth it?

Yes, the hike to Harder Kulm is definitely worth it. The hike offers breathtaking panoramic views of Interlaken, Lake Thun, and Lake Brienz. From the summit, you can also see the iconic Jungfrau, Eiger, and Mönch mountains. The moderately challenging trail provides a rewarding workout and a quieter, more serene experience compared to the funicular.


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