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Harder Kulm is accessible with Swiss Travel Pass discount

Harder Kulm

  • Interlaken, Switzerland
Currently, Harder Kulm is Unavailable.
USD 19
(Starting price per person)
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About Book Harder Kulm

At 1322 m above sea level, the Harder Kulm – Interlaken’s home mountain– promises astounding views.

A funicular railway more than 100 years old takes you up the Harder Kulm from Interlaken in just 10 minutes. Thanks to its central location and easy accessibility, this mountain can be part of almost any Switzerland itinerary. Once on top of the mountain, there are many ways to plan your time to suit your own preferences. The Harder Kulm is an ideal destination for foodies, fans of great views, hikers and nature lovers. The restaurant itself looks like a quaint castle from a fairy-tale.

In terms of food, it has everything to fulfill little and enormous cravings the same. What's more, those hungry for the view will likewise get their money’s worth: One cannot ask for more with Interlaken with its Lake Thun and Lake Brienz at the foot and the world-famous trio of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfraujoch always in view. 

How to reach Harder Kulm

Being Interlaken’s home mountain, it takes just 10 minutes on the panorama funicular from its Interlaken base station up to the top of Harder Kulm.

Harder Railway valley station which is the base station for Harder Kulm, is a short walk from Interlaken-Ost railway station.

Things to do at Harder Kulm


Here, you get the best view of Interlaken. With Thun to the right and Brienz to the left, you can decide which is bluer. Take a picture with the statue of the luckiest cow in Interlaken, who gets an unparalleled view of the beautiful sights. It is no wonder that she doesn’t want to move from there. Breathe in fresh air, as you see this magnificent view for yourself.


Its surely one of the best experiences you will have if not the best, with a view of the world acclaimed triumvirate of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau under the twilight. Experience the sun set at 1322m above sea level when on the Harder­- nothing else will be as romantic.


In the summer months, typical Swiss folklore performances take place on the Harder. It is an experience which is one of its kind where the Alps glow in the background. Let your gaze wander to the beautiful surroundings while you listen to live Swiss folklores.

Harder Kulm with the Swiss Travel Pass

A Swiss Pass holder can purchase tickets at nearly half the rate. Children under 16 years whose parents hold the pass, travel absolutely free. 

The discounted rates are valid on all the types of Swiss Travel Pass, i.e. 1st or 2nd class for 3, 4, 8, or 15 days continuous or flexi pass.


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FAQs on Harder Kulm

  • Where is Harder Kulm located?

    Harder Kulm is located in Interlaken, close to Interlaken OST station.

  • Can I do the Harder Kulm excursion from Lucerne?

    Yes, you can easily do the Harder Kulm excursion from Lucerne (approximately 2 hours 15 mins to the top).

  • Why is Harder Kulm so popular?

      Harder Kulm in Switzerland is popular for many reasons:

    • The journey by the century old funicular
    • The restaurant on top which looks like a castle
    • The entertaining Swiss folklore performances take place in summers
  • Do Swiss Travel Pass holders get any rate benefits?

    Yes, Swiss Travel Pass holders get a 50% reduction on the fare to Harder Kulm

  • Does the Harder Kulm rate remain the same throughout the year?

    No, there are 3 seasonal rates in the year. Make sure you purchase the correct season to avoid any problem at boarding

    The seasons are

    Season 1: 17th Apr - 31st May & 1st Sep - 31st Oct

    Season 2: 1st June - 31st Aug

    Season 3: 1st Nov - 28th Nov

  • Do children travel free to Harder Kulm?

    Yes, children between 0 – 16 years holding a family card and travelling with at least one parent holding a valid Swiss Pass travel free to Harder Kulm. Kids with parents holding a Eurail Pass or no pass pay a reduced fare.

  • How does one reach Harder Kulm from Interlaken?

    If you’re at Interlaken OST station, you walk for about 8-10 minutes to the “Harder Railway valley station”. From there, take the funicular to the top.

  • How much time does it take to reach Harder Kulm from the base station?

    Once your mountain vouchers are exchanged at the base station, it takes only 8-10 minutes to reach to the top of Harder Kulm.

  • What are the main attractions on Harder Kulm?

    The main attractions on Harder Kulm are

    • The “Two-Lakes-Bridge”, a viewing platform with a glass floor, which offers the best view of Interlaken and its 2 lakes - Thun and Brienz
    • The castle – like Panorama restaurant where you can have a meal with a view
    • The enjoyable Swiss folklore performances in the summer months
  • What kind of views can one experience from Harder Kulm?

    At 1322 m above sea level, Harder Kulm – Interlaken’s home mountain – promises astounding views of Interlaken from the top. You will have best experiences with a view of the world acclaimed triumvirate of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, along with a bird’s eye view over Interlaken and its lakes

  • Is a fixed date required to book Harder Kulm?

    Although you have to enter a date whilst booking on our site, the SWISStours Harder Kulm Voucher will be open dated. You have the flexibility of using the voucher within the validity of your Swiss Travel Pass or the date of validity mentioned on it.

  • Is the Harder Kulm voucher from the site valid for travel up to the mountain?

    Although you have to enter a date whilst booking on our site, the SWISStours Harder Kulm Voucher will be open dated. You have the flexibility of using the voucher within the validity of your Swiss Travel Pass or the date of validity mentioned on it.

  • Can you combine Harder Kulm with any other excursion in one day?

    Yes, since Harder Kulm does not take too long to travel to, it can be combined with any other excursion or a city tour as long as you are not rushing through the day. Please check the first and last descent to and from the mountain before you plan.

  • Is Harder Kulm open in the evenings too?

    Yes, as of 2021, between June to mid-October, Harder Kulm is open till late evening, with the last descent at 21:40 (and 21:10 Sept - October). Between mid-October and November the last descent is at 17:10. We suggest you check the timings once again before you plan.

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